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December 6, 2018Schwarzman Scholarship
Considered China's equivalent of the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholarship was awarded to just 147 students this year out of an applicant pool of more than 2,800. Those selected represent 119 universities and 38 countries, with only 40 percent of recipients originating from the United States.
December 6, 2018Whitties Enjoy Memorable Holiday Roadtrip
Psychology major Gökay Abacı '20, an international student from Turkey, and his friend Harry Kelso '20, a film and media studies major, took an unforgettable Thanksgiving vacation to California. After making a sign explaining that they were in search of a friendly family with whom to spend the holiday, they wound up invited to Thanksgiving dinner with a merry group of writers and musicians they had never met.
December 5, 2018Erina Horikawa Video
Race and ethnic studies major Erina Horikawa '19 is helping to enrich bodies and minds through her one-year fellowship with Walla Walla Valley Farm to School, a local nonprofit organization.
December 3, 2018Deadline Extensions
Whitman College is offering deadline extensions and fee waivers to all high school seniors who have been impacted by the recent wildfires in California and the earthquake in Alaska.
December 3, 2018Marshall Scholarship
Nina Finley '17 made school history this week by becoming the first Whitman College graduate to claim a highly competitive Marshall Scholarship. Only 48 candidates were selected as 2019 Marshall Scholars from a field of more than 1,000 applicants.
November 29, 2018Classroom Research
Assistant Professor Brit Moss incorporates elements of a NSF-funded collaborative maize project into her synthetic cell biology class. Whitman students taking the class get the opportunity to contribute to scientific research while gaining first-hand experience into the type of research life scientists do in the field.
November 29, 2018Rachel Alexander Public Records Talk
Rachael Alexander ’13 knows a thing or two about government archives and public records. Alexander will discuss “How to Discover Government Secrets and Impress Your Date with the Public Records Act” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in Olin Auditorium.
November 27, 2018Whitman Teaches the Movement 2019
Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) is the pioneering program that leads conversations about civil rights on campus all year long and in participating Walla Walla public schools.
November 19, 2018Continuing The Conversation
On a recent Friday at Whitman College, students and staff gather in the living room of the Glover Alston Center. As they munch on pizza from Sweet Basil Pizzeria, Daphne Gallegos '19 leads the group in a discussion about hostile attitudes and behaviors that can occur during campus interactions.
November 16, 2018Professor Michelle Janning on Socioeconomic Implications of Smart Homes
Raymond and Elsie DeBurgh Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning, author of The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives, discussed the connotations of high-tech furnishings in so-called smart homes: "Being able to have emptiness in a home, you have to be able to afford this in the first place. Minimalism is only affordable to the affluent," she said.