Lia Beatty '21 Finds Her Voice and a National Spotlight in Advocacy Work
May 22, 2019 When Lia Beatty '21 joined the Eye to Eye Chapter at Whitman College and became involved in advocacy for students with learning disabilities, she had no idea that work would catapult her into a national spotlight.
Student Supports Sustainable Agriculture in Madagascar through Internship Grant
May 3, 2019 Halfway around the world in Madagascar, subsistence farmers are harvesting silk from silkworms and weaving them into burial shrouds. But it's a student from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, who is helping turn that fabric into a marketable industry.
Visiting Educators Bring Unique Expertise to Whitman
May 2, 2019 Each semester, students at Whitman College get the chance to be exposed to ideas from around the globe, thanks to the O’Donnell Visiting Educator program. Managed by the Center for Global Studies, the O’Donnell program funds visitors from around the world, who bring their expertise and perspective to Walla Walla.
Debate Team Trains Students to Listen Critically
April 18, 2019 At Whitman College, students are learning the critical role that well-honed arguments and careful listening play in the art of debate. Led by Lauran Schaefer, director of Debate and Forensics, and Baker Weilert, assistant director, the Whitman Debate Team is training students not just to argue, but also to listen.
College Archives Offers New Digital Database of Student Newspapers
March 28, 2019 People interested in exploring the history of Whitman College from a student’s perspective have a new avenue for research: This spring, the archivist at the Penrose Library finished a yearlong effort to digitize archives of the Whitman Pioneer and Whitman Wire newspapers.
Entrepreneurial Alumni Share Paths to Success
February 21, 2019 Three Whitman College alumni shared their stories of failure and defeat - and ultimately, success - at a panel hosted by the Student Engagement Center on Feb. 14, 2019. The event was put on to encourage students to think about how their decisions at Whitman will influence their futures, but each speaker emphasized that the path to a successful and fulfilling career is anything but linear.
Fridays at Four Recital Series Connects Community with Music
February 13, 2019 At the second Fridays at Four concert of the semester on Feb. 15, four of John David Earnest’s compositions will be performed by fellow Whitman faculty members, vocalist and senior lecturer Diane Gray-Chamberlain and pianist and senior lecturer Jackie Wood.