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Katie Jose (left) wearing dark blue scrubs and with a stethoscope around her neck; Annie Means (right) wearing a dark blue shirt, operating a camera on a tripod.
March 3, 2023
Two Whitties Awarded 2023 Watson Fellowships
Whitman College senior Katie Jose ’23 and alum Annie Means ’22 were each recently awarded the prestigious and highly competitive Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The Watson Fellowship program offers college graduates a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel outside of the United States to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness and leadership, and to foster humane and effective participation in the global community.
Governor Inslee, smiling, wearing over-the-ear headphones.
March 3, 2023
Whitman Students Interview Governor Jay Inslee
Washington Governor Jay Inslee recently visited Walla Walla and four Whitman students had the opportunity to interview the governor on Whitman’s student-run radio station KWCW 90.5 FM.
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March 3, 2023
Whitman Develops New Neuroscience Major in Brain, Behavior & Cognition
Beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year, Whitman College will offer a new multidisciplinary major (Brain, Behavior & Cognition) for students wanting to study the intricacy of neural science.
Jeff Hamrick
March 1, 2023
Whitman College Names New Vice President for Finance and Administration
Whitman College President Sarah R. Bolton announced the appointment of Jeff Hamrick as the college’s new Vice President for Finance and Administration. Hamrick currently serves as the Senior Director of the Data Institute at the University of San Francisco where he is also a member of the faculty.
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February 28, 2023
Re-Imagining Maxville
Associate Art History Professor Lisa Uddin led a student-experience initiative, the intention is “to visualize the shape of and programming for an outdoor education center on 240 acres of newly acquired traditional Nez Perce homelands that includes the 94-acre historic site of the racially-segregated logging town of Maxville, Oregon.”
Sarah Bolton graphic
February 24, 2023
The New Day Ahead
The New Day Ahead
Gabe Wasserman
February 24, 2023
A Dream Come True: Gabe Wasserman ’24 Represents USA in 2022 Maccabiah Games
Gabe Wasserman, a Cross Country and Track student-athlete at Whitman College, represented the USA in the 2022 Maccabiah Games and accomplished his goals despite an Achilles injury. This article also showcases the supportive culture at Whitman College.
Doug Scarborough
February 24, 2023
Limitless Possibilities
Associate Professor Doug Scarborough is an educator and jazz musician who directs Jazz Ensemble 1 and teaches music courses at Whitman College. He has played with jazz legends such as Benny Golson and Louie Bellson. Scarborough’s passion for jazz lies in the genre’s improvisational and free nature. He continues to perform and has recently released his fourth album, “The Color of Angels,” which blends Middle Eastern sound with jazz.
Jessica Palacios
February 24, 2023
Once Upon a Time
Jessica Palacios, a Whitman College alum from the class of 2016, works at her family bookstore. When it was in danger of closing nearly 20 years ago, Jessica wrote a letter to the local newspaper asking to keep it open. When her family heard about the letter, they decided to take the leap and buy the business. As the the oldest children’s bookstore in the country, the Palacios family worked hard to keep up with a changing world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once Upon A Time is located in Montrose, California and has been featured in Publisher’s Weekly and on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Alissa Cordner
February 24, 2023
Making the Invisible Visible
Associate Professor of Sociology at Whitman College, Alissa Cordner is an international expert in PFAS, also known as the “forever chemicals” because they can remain in the human body for a lifetime, and in the environment for thousands of years. PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a class of thousands of synthetic chemicals that scientists have linked to myriad health problems, including cancer and fertility issues. They’re used across modern industrial processes and products, including to make items non-stick, waterproof, stain-resistant and fire-retardant. Cordner founded the PFAS Project Lab where she and her students study the topic.
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