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October 18, 2017Amazon Day
Amazon employees Austin Biehl ’16 and Sam Reddy ’17 prove that a liberal arts education opens numerous employment doors after graduation. Biehl, a recruiter for the international consumer and Kindle content team, and Reddy, a treasury analyst in the capital markets team, return to campus to discuss their burgeoning careers at noon on Friday at Reid Campus Center, room G02. A free lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.
October 17, 2017Ana Maria Spagna
Spagna, who specializes in creative nonfiction, is the former M.F.A. program director at Antioch University and the author of six books, including Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey.
October 17, 2017Whitman geology professor and class featured in Wine Spectator
Professor Kevin Pogue invites editor to speak to terroir class
October 16, 2017Reunion wrapup
This year’s Reunion Weekend was a family affair for some of the attendees at last Thursday’s reception for alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. Jerry Work ’62 and Carrie Gallagher Lyons ’57 are Whittie parents and grandparents—and that’s just for starters.
October 16, 2017Academic Majors Fair
What goes into the decision to declare a major? Whitman sophomores, juniors and seniors across academic departments praised perspective and problem-solving as two factors that attracted them to their field of study.
October 16, 2017LIGO neutron stars
Forty or so students and professors gathered early this morning to watch a live press conference announcing a cosmic first: the recent detection of gravitational waves caused by the collision of two neutron stars. Whitman played a small role in the discovery, thanks to Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Vaughn-Ogin, one of more than 1,000 scientists involved with LIGO gravitational wave detectors and the organizer of the press conference viewing party.
October 13, 2017Sam Pambrun
Ever wonder what Walla Walla was like in the 19th century? To celebrate International Archaeology Day, local historian Sam Pambrun will lead a tour of Frenchtown Historic Site to connect participants with the region’s storied past.
October 12, 2017Celia Lowe
When outbreaks of the H5N1 avian influenza virus struck in Indonesia and other Asian countries, the United States intervened quickly, contributing millions of dollars to bird flu initiatives in the hopes of preventing a global pandemic. Professor of Anthropology Celia Lowe will discuss why the H5N1 virus’s appearance in Southeast Asia was treated as a major medical issue and how U.S. approaches to its treatment relate to post-9/11 anxieties about international biosecurity.
October 12, 2017Kaitie Dong Video
Whitman College politics major Kaitie Dong '18 translated her passion for politics into working with underrepresented populations while interning at the Refugee Women's Alliance in Seattle.
October 11, 2017Gar LaSalle
What makes a “good doctor?” It depends on whom you ask, according to physician, filmmaker, novelist and educator Gar LaSalle, who will deliver the 7th annual James McClellan Lecture on Humanity in Clinical Care on Oct. 14.