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  • Ankeny Field Through the Years
    Whitman Magazine

    For more than a century, Ankeny Field has been at the center of campus life at Whitman. Take a peek at field photos from yesteryear.

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  • A Promise for In-State Students
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    Whitman College's new Tuition Commitment guarantees qualified financial support to students who live in Washington state.

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  • Bridging the Distance
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    The pandemic and the shift to remote learning didn’t halt Whitman students’ commitment to engaging with the local community.

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  • What’s Ours is Yours
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    Whitman lends deep freezer to local vaccination efforts.

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  • Googling Success
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    Al-Rahim Merali ’13 uses all he learned at Whitman in a job he didn’t know existed at the time.

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  • A Catalyst for Connection
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    Biology professor Ginger Withers envisions the STEM Hub as a place of study, support and opportunity.

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  • Finding Home
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    World Series winner Blake Treinen mentors Blues athletes and throws himself into life in Walla Walla.

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  • Touched Beyond Words
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    Professor Álvaro Santana-Acuña explores the creation and power of the literary classic “Love in the Time of Cholera.”

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  • At the Art of the Matter
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    From Gallery Walls to Hallways to Classrooms, Whitman’s Art Collection Expands Its Diversity in Beautiful and Meaningful Ways

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  • Aliens, Bigfoot and the Podcaster
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    Whitman alum Laura Krantz explores the weird side of history and science in her hit podcast “Wild Thing.”

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  • A Poetic Journey
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    First-year student and poet Tejashree Jadhav connects and competes from a world away.

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  • Message from the President
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    Message from the President

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  • New First Year Seminars Build Intellectual Community
    Whitman Magazine

    This fall, new students are exploring these questions and more while they sharpen their writing, reading and discussion skills in Whitman College's new First Year Seminars program. The program—which replaces the Encounters curriculum for first-year students—has been built by faculty over the past two years, with the goal of preparing students to make the most of a liberal arts education.

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  • A Commencement Like No Other
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    It was a spring semester dramatically disrupted, which led to the college's first virtual send-off for graduates. Faculty, family and friends logged on and followed along for Whitman College's 134th Commencement on May 24, 2020.

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  • Doing the Work
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    As the nation grapples with social and racial unrest, Whitman College stands committed to providing an equitable and diverse learning and working environment for all. "Our community, like our nation, is imperfect. But we will continue to work to make it better," Murray said. The Whitman Inclusion Task Force's mission: Develop an action plan that would create meaningful and measurable improvements in the campus climate.

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  • Changing Course
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    Whitman College is famed for its challenging academics, deep community engagement and the way it uniquely empowers students to create their best life. Last spring, when COVID-19 forced the college to move to online learning, professors had to ask: How do we translate Whitman’s robust academic programming, community-building and close connections to a virtual format?

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  • On The Front Lines
    Whitman Magazine

    In the spring of 2020, elaborate equipment, extra sterilization, and multiple layers of masks and gloves became the new normal for hospitals and health care workers around the globe as the novel coronavirus, commonly known as COVID-19, spread and surged. For Whitman alumni working in health care, each day brought new challenges.

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  • Whitman’s First-Ever Academic Theme Explores Race, Violence, and Health
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    This is the first academic theme that Whitman has taken on, and its development has been spearheaded by Shampa Biswas, Professor of Politics and Judge & Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Chair of Political Science. In May, when people across the country took to the streets to condemn police brutality and racism—in the wake of the death of George Floyd—Biswas knew that Whitman needed to be ready to do something when students returned in the fall.

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  • Message from the President
    Whitman Magazine

    In this issue of Whitman Magazine, we’re highlighting members of the Whitman community who are supporting each other and their communities during the current COVID-19 crisis. Whitties are too creative to let a global pandemic keep us from building community and doing important work.

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  • Coming to the Table
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    A collaboration between Whitman College and the Washington State Penitentiary brings students from both institutions together to discuss relevant ethical issues in philosophy course.

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