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  • Senior Class Speakers Call on Graduates to Keep Learning
    Campus News

    May 15, 2019 On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the Class of 2019 will move on from life as students at Whitman College. But senior class speakers Dorothy Mukasa ’19 and Esther Ra ’19 hope their classmates won’t move on from a life devoted to learning. That’s the focus of the speech the two seniors will give during the ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m.

  • Aisha Fukushima '09 Returns to Tell Her Story at Commencement
    NWPB

    May 14, 2019 The notable alumna returns to Whitman May 19 to deliver remarks on her worldwide journey as an artist and activist as the college's 2019 commencement speaker. "An image came to my mind of a cycle, of 10 years, and returning full circle," Fukushima said of being asked to address the graduating class. "I’m excited, I’m curious. I’m coming in with an interest in their goals. I hopefully have a message that the next generation of leaders need to hear."

  • VIDEO: I'm a Whittie - Nadyieli Gonzalez Ortiz '21
    Campus News

    May 13, 2019 Nadyieli Gonzalez Ortiz '21 is in her second year at Whitman. After taking a class with Aaron Bobrow-Strain she realized she wanted to study politics because it would put her on the career path she wants to take. Although the Whitman community keeps her busy, Nadyeili enjoys the town of Walla Walla and feels there are people all around the community that contribute to her Whitman experience in "really cool ways."

  • Discovering a Career and a Mentor
    Whitman Magazine

    Biology major Aaron Rodríguez '19 discovered not only a passion for biomedicine while assisting the research of Assistant Professor of Biology Michael Coronado, but also a role model.

  • Helping FGWC Students Succeed at Heart of Fly-In for Faculty Members
    Whitman Magazine

    Faculty help incoming first-generation/working-class students learn about the resources available to them at Whitman — from financial support to internships and jobs, to health and counseling resources.

  • Whitman Fellows Create Paths to the Future
    Whitman Magazine

    Prestigious postgraduate fellowships, such as the Marshall and Schwarzman scholarships, are helping alumni pursue knowledge and build their best life.

  • Exploring Political Sociology through Op-Ed Writing
    Whitman Magazine

    Politics major Sarah Bosworth ’21 wrote an opinion editorial about ballot readability as a form of voter suppression.

  • Whitman’s Summer Fly-In Program Helps First-generation/Working-class Students Succeed
    Whitman Magazine

    Four years after it was launched, the Summer Fly-In Program continues to help first-generation/working class (FGWC) students navigate the path to success.

  • Exploring the Archives
    Whitman Magazine

    Archivists explain the mission of the Whitman College and Northwest Archives and how people can peruse its collections.

  • The Voice of the Town
    Whitman Magazine

    Jennifer Dilworth Northam '91, assistant director in Whitman’s Office of Alumni Relations, thrives on sparking conversations between people.

  • Whitman Biology Professor Gets to the Heart of Heart Health
    Whitman Magazine

    Assistant Professor of Biology Michael Coronado uses a groundbreaking new approach in his research on how the heart makes energy.

  • Alumni Highlight Human Side of Environmental Efforts
    Whitman Magazine

    By highlighting the plight of endangered animals and ecosystems, three alumni are showing the human side of environmental efforts

  • Alumnus Finds Purpose in Guiding Youth toward Promising Futures
    Whitman Magazine

    Social responsibility motivates Fred Capestany '86 in his work guiding low-income students toward top-tier college degrees.

  • Alumnus Shares Passion for Purpose
    Whitman Magazine

    Phil Gardner '69 has devoted his career to helping liberal arts students and graduates determine a plan to turn their passion into reality.

  • Conserving the Confluence Project
    Whitman Magazine

    The Whitman College and Northwest Archives is home to an important new archive documenting the history of flora, fauna and peoples living near the Columbia River and its tributaries.

  • Psychology Major Wins Grants for Work with Disabled Walla Wallans
    Whitman Magazine

    Psychology major excels in volunteer roles with the Buddy Program and Special Olympics.

  • Commitment to Resilience
    Whitman Magazine

    President Kathleen M. Murray addresses the topic of resilience as it pertains to Whitman students.

  • VIDEO: Senior Explores Community Health through Pop-Up Acupuncture Clinic
    Campus News

    May 9, 2019 Olivia Hagmann ’19 applied her experience as an intern at the People’s Organization for Community Acupuncture (POCA) in Seattle to organize a pop-up acupuncture clinic in downtown Walla Walla. A double major in anthropology and film and media studies at Whitman College, Hagmann was awarded a Mellon Community Engagement Grant to fund the Walla Walla Acupuncture Project, which served as her senior capstone integrative experience.

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: I'm a Whittie - Maegen Martin '19
    Campus News

    May 6, 2019 Maegen Martin is a member of the Class of 2019. After visiting Whitman for the first time, she realized how close-knit the community was and knew she wanted to attend. As a member of the women's basketball team, Meagen has seen her role at Whitman change both on and off the court.

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