• President's Letter: A Capacity for Empathy

    President Kathleen M. Murray's Summer 2016 letter to the Whitman community

  • Alumnus receives NSF Fellowship for Myanmar research

    When Matt Schissler ’07 set off for Southeast Asia as a young college graduate, he did not expect to stay longer than a couple of months.

  • 2016 Graduates Net Prominent National Scholarships

    Members of Whitman’s outgoing class have been awarded a diverse array of competitive post-baccalaureate fellowships and grants as they embark on the next chapter in their educational careers.

  • Humanities, thinking digitally

    Faculty and staff members took another step toward a more digital classroom experience this June, attending the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria.

  • Second Summer Fly-In Program

    In June and July, Whitman flew two cohorts of incoming first-generation students from across the country to Walla Walla for a special pre-semester orientation program.

  • Athletics Update

    Whitman’s spring semester brought several outstanding conference performances from its athletics teams.

  • The Lives of Others

    Leslie Jamison, author of 2016 Summer Read The Empathy Exams, on how she relates to her unlikely subjects, and the give and take between writer and reader.

  • Focus on Faculty: The Body Rhetoric

    All rhetoric is bodily. All bodies are rhetorical. So says Assistant Professor of Composition and Director of the Center for Writing and Speaking Lydia McDermott in her new book.

  • Object Lesson: Source Code

    The Gutenberg Bible, also known as the “42-line Bible,” was completed in 1454-1455. Of the 180 copies that were produced, 47 more or less complete editions are still in existence, each consisting of 643 leaves - one of which can be found in the Whitman College and Northwest Archives.