Summer Internship at Voz Shows Senior Different Paths to Activism
August 21, 2019 As a first-year at Whitman, Mayrangela Cervantes '20 knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Her ambition for legal defense led her to join Whitman's Borders as Methods (BAM) Club, a group that advocates for immigration reform and immigrant rights.
Renamed Department of Hispanic Studies Emphasizes Culture, Context
June 4, 2019 Whitman’s newly named Department of Hispanic Studies is alive with energy. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the department, formerly known as Spanish, has a new name, revamped existing courses and several newly created courses. The name change was many years in the making, but it was an external review conducted in 2018 that proved to be the catalyst for the changes.
Undergraduate Research is Key for Geology Faculty Lyman Persico
May 9, 2019 In the driest desert in North America, Lyman Persico became a geologist. He was an undergraduate researcher working alongside doctoral students and professors on a project through the University of Vermont. In a remote part of the Mojave Desert, they were measuring erosion rates of hillslopes.
Hosokawa Lecturer: Tell the Stories that Need to be Told
May 1, 2019 Best-selling author Sarah Kendzior came to Whitman on April 24, 2019, to encourage students from the Whitman Wire to continue their pursuit of journalism.
Alumna Becky Avila '09 Shares Advocacy Message with Students
April 29, 2019 Becky Avila ’09 knows how hard it can be for first-generation students of color to succeed in college. As a first-year student at Whitman College in 2005, she worked hard to overcome hurdles. Since graduating with her degree in race and ethnic studies, Avila went on to earn a graduate degree and return to the Los Angeles neighborhood where she grew up.
Classics Majors Pursue Service in the Peace Corps
April 10, 2019 Whitman College graduates have been joining the Peace Corps since it was founded in 1961. More than 330 Whitties have joined the agency that works across the globe to create sustainable solutions to a multitude of issues. There are nine Whitman alumni serving in countries around the world — and this summer, new graduates will join their ranks.
Bob Carson's New Book a Collaborative Celebration of the Blues
April 10, 2019 To the south and east of Walla Walla are the Blue Mountains, a long anticlinal ridge composed of basalt flows. Unlike the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon, the Blue Mountains are not tall enough to have been glaciated. They consist of upland plateaus cut by deep V-shaped canyons.
Undergraduate Conference Sees Record Number of Presenters
April 8, 2019 Whitman College’s annual Undergraduate Conference is bringing a variety of student-led and produced research to the Whitman community on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. In its 21st year, the conference has grown to a record 69 students presenting 57 posters in Cordiner Hall, three unique sessions of panels and music performances by the Chamber Ensemble, and Jazz Ensembles I and II.
TORCH Performance Uses Art, Music to Explore Complex Ideas
March 6, 2019 Art and music came together on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in Chism Recital Hall. Audience members experienced a world of moving sketches and live music exploring anxieties around national security, immigration and ecological crisis, but also sharing messages of hope and resilience.
Whitman's First Processing Day Combines Software and Art
February 12, 2019 In February 2019, Whitman College held its first Community Processing Day, celebrating the software that allows anyone to create three-dimensional art using programming language.