• Sheehan Gallery Opens 2020 with Trio of Nature Photography Shows
    Campus News

    January 10, 2020 The new decade is being ushered in at Sheehan Gallery with a trio of nature photography shows, which open at Whitman College’s art gallery on Jan. 31. The larger gallery space will feature “Fire Stories,” an exhibit displaying the photography of John Marshall and the Osborne Panorama Project

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  • International Student Carl Ye ’21 Explores New Cultures at Whitman and Abroad
    Campus News

    December 18, 2019 Carl Ye ’21, a junior from Qingdao, China, will spend spring semester studying abroad in Hungary through the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.

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  • Internship Provides Marine Biology Opportunities in Desert Climate
    Campus News

    December 11, 2019 A college located 260 miles east of the Pacific Ocean may not be thought as the best environment to pursue studies in marine biology. But biology major Makana Stone ’20 found that despite Walla Walla, Washington’s high desert climate, she was able to find the opportunities she needed to pursue her love of marine science at Whitman College.

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  • Scientific Illustration Course Pushes Students to Examine the World in New Ways
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    October 30, 2019 On a clear October day, students sit scattered across Ankeny Field, cross-legged with sketching notebooks balanced in their laps, using pencils, pens and colored pencils to capture the countless trees surrounding the grassy center of campus. It's a scene typical of any college campus art class. Except these students aren't just artists - they're budding scientists.

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  • Maria Lux's Research-Driven Art Explores Emerging Field of Animal Studies
    Campus News

    October 22, 2019 Maria Lux teaches courses in beginning, intermediate and advanced drawing in the Art Department at Whitman College. This spring, Lux will be teaching “Animals and Art,” a course that explores relevant issues regarding animals from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes historical and contemporary depictions of animals in art.

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  • Andrea Chin '15 Hones Research Skills at OHSU Laboratory
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    October 14, 2019 Andrea Chin ‘15 hasn’t been one to stray from her goals and the path that leads her to them. While at Whitman, Chin was a biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology (BBMB) major. She had her sight set on Whitman from the moment she was accepted to the college’s Visit Scholarship Program, which provides a free trip to campus for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

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  • Recruiter Email Leads Jake Harwood '14 to Career in Project Management
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    September 26, 2019 The art of the 30-minute conversation is a skill Jake Harwood '14 mastered while working as an Admission intern during his senior year at Whitman. As part of his internship, Harwood interviewed prospective students trying to get to the core of the student's persona during a brief 30-minute window.

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  • Gender, Power, Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth Come Together for 'Cultivating the Queen'
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    September 5, 2019 On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Walla Walla community gets a chance to see the theatrical results of a Whitman College faculty-student summer research project.

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  • Experience as Tour Guide Launched Economics Major into Technology Career
    Campus News

    September 3, 2019 Applying to colleges wasn’t Brian Choe’s ’14 last experience with college admission processes. Today, it’s his full-time career. Choe is a program manager for Technolutions, a company that helps colleges manage student recruitment and enrollment.

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  • Internship with WCTS Built Foundation for Career in Sports Content
    Campus News

    August 27, 2019 It’s nothing new that the skills learned by students while at Whitman will be beneficial later in life, but it is the variety of activities, classes, jobs and experiences from which these skills are acquired that may come as a surprise.

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  • Summer Internship at Voz Shows Senior Different Paths to Activism
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    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.

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  • Renamed Department of Hispanic Studies Emphasizes Culture, Context
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    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.

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  • Undergraduate Research is Key for Geology Faculty Lyman Persico
    Campus News

    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.

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  • Hosokawa Lecturer: Tell the Stories that Need to be Told
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    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.

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  • Alumna Becky Avila '09 Shares Advocacy Message with Students
    Campus News

    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.

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  • Classics Majors Pursue Service in the Peace Corps
    Campus News

    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.

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  • Bob Carson's New Book a Collaborative Celebration of the Blues
    Campus News

    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.

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  • Undergraduate Conference Sees Record Number of Presenters
    Campus News

    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.

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  • TORCH Performance Uses Art, Music to Explore Complex Ideas
    Campus News

    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.

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  • Whitman's First Processing Day Combines Software and Art
    Campus News

    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.

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