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Computers
December 1, 2017
Coding space
Fostering connections to the local economy and providing students with professional development opportunities are among the goals for a new campus workspace scheduled to open in the Whitman College Technology Services building in January.
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November 27, 2017
RaiseMe
The platform converts high school accomplishments such as good grades and community service into “micro-scholarships” that partner institutions like Whitman include in merit awards for enrolling students.
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November 22, 2017
College Raptor
Whitman College is a "hidden gem," according to college planning website College Raptor’s 2018 rankings. The publication recognized Whitman on its lists of "Hidden U.S. Gems and "Hidden Northwest Gems."
Freedom Songs
November 17, 2017
Freedom Songs
Freedom Songs again harmonized about social justice on Wednesday at Harper Joy Theatre. Check out this photo gallery for glimpses of some of the student singers and spoken-word artists who furthered discussion of diversity and inclusion at Whitman. The annual event also included dance.
Fall
November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving plans
Thanksgiving break gives Whitties a hiatus from the end-of-semester academic crunch. Some students plan to unwind at home with family, while others intend to camp, hike, attend a parade, check out a rodeo, run a 10K and go on additional adventures out of town.
Lisa Curtis
November 15, 2017
Lisa Curtis
Forbes has named cofounder and CEO of the Oakland-based company Kuli Kuli Lisa Curtis ’10 to its 2018 “30 Under 30” list for social entrepreneurs.
Basketball Team
November 14, 2017
Basketball preseason rankings
The men’s and women’s basketball teams earned top 10 spots in D3hoops.com’s NCAA Division III preseason rankings. After last season’s successful performances, the Blues men ranked No. 1 this preseason—the first time that a Whitman varsity team has kicked off the season at the top of the polls—while the women’s team came in sixth.
Freedom Songs
November 13, 2017
Freedom Songs Advance
Freedom Songs, Whitman College’s annual concert promoting racial justice, extends its reach this year to include a wider range of participants. The event, which features numbers by popular artists of color, takes place at 8 PM on Wednesday at Harper Joy Theatre.
Mr. Whitman contestants on stage with giant check
November 10, 2017
Mr. Whitman 2017
The money will help more than 300 Walla Walla elementary schoolchildren eligible for free and reduced lunches to receive weekly Backpack Bridge bags filled with two breakfasts, two lunches and two snacks on Fridays.
Make a Difference Day
November 9, 2017
Make a Difference Day 2017
Whitman students, along with a handful of parents and siblings, partnered with eight local organizations, such as Catholic Charities and the Sustainable Living Center, and dozens of community members in this national community service event.
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