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  • Orientation Program Helps First-Year Students Understand New Home in Pasxapa
    Campus News

    February 24, 2020 What does it mean to know a place? It’s a question that Whitman College grapples with introducing to incoming new students each year during orientation. The orientation planners work to provide programming that gives an introduction to the Walla Walla Valley and Whitman College that acknowledges and informs incoming students of the human history of the area.

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  • Philosophy Professor and Psychiatrist Team Up for Book Exploring New Patient-Illness Model
    Campus News

    February 24, 2020 As an associate professor of philosophy, Tom Davis, doesn’t often find himself diving into the world of medicine. However, recently he has experienced it twofold: as a cancer survivor and as co-author of the new book “Story by Story: Who I Am, What I Suffer.”

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  • Activist Angela Davis Calls for Transformation and Justice
    Campus News

    February 20, 2020 The Whitman College and Walla Walla communities welcomed Angela Davis to Cordiner Hall with a standing ovation Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, 2020. As the keynote speaker for the 2020 Power & Privilege Symposium, Davis spoke broadly about systems of inequity and injustice, both in the U.S. and abroad, while also sharing her own story and her work in the prison abolitionist movement.

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  • Scholarships Help Scholar-Athlete’s Dreams Take Flight
    Campus News

    February 18, 2020 When Anthony Nevoso ’20 graduates from Whitman College this May, he will be the first person in his family to earn a degree. But that’s just one piece of a trajectory that will take Nevoso literally into the skies. This summer, the economics major and captain of the Whitman Blues baseball team will begin flight school, fulfilling a lifetime dream of being an airline pilot.

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  • Whitman Named to Princeton Review Best Value Colleges
    Patch

    February 17, 2020 The Princeton Review this month released its list of 200 best value schools. Whitman is one of three schools in Washington to make the list.

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  • Whitman College Welcomes Political Activist Angela Davis
    Campus News

    February 11, 2020 The civil rights icon and scholar will deliver the keynote address for Whitman’s student-organized Power & Privilege Symposium on Feb. 19.

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  • 2020 Power and Privilege Symposium Aims to Build Bridges Across Difference
    Campus News

    February 11, 2020 Dismantling mental health stigmas. Addressing racism in the medical field. Being Christian and LGBTQIA+. Gun violence. Islamophobia. The Whitman College community will take a hard look at these topics and more during the eighth annual Power and Privilege Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

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  • Distance Track Program Expands Competition for Cross Country Athletes
    Campus News

    February 11, 2020 Beginning this spring, Whitman College’s scholar-athletes have a new opportunity to compete nationally in the NCAA. The college has formalized its nontraditional cross country season as an NCAA-recognized distance track program.

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  • Emeritus Professor of Geology and Environmental Studies Bob Carson Weighs Future of Flood Control in Walla Walla Valley
    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    February 11, 2020 In light of recent flooding in the foothills of the Blue Mountain, he writes that the future of flood control in the Walla Walla Valley must be addressed, including critical infrastructure.

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  • Al-Rahim Merali '13 Redefines Success at Google
    Campus News

    February 10, 2020 Psychology major Al-Rahim Merali '13 thought he knew what he needed to be successful. Today, the User Experience Researcher at Google knows that success is more about flexibility and critical thinking then what kind of degree you have.

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  • Meet Our Whitties: Kylie Nash '20
    Campus News

    February 7, 2020 Meet Our Whitties is an occasional feature produced by the Office of Communications. It features a Q&A with students from across Whitman College. The February feature is with senior BBMB major Kylie Nash.

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  • Author Johanna Stoberock Brings Writer Lessons into the Classroom
    Campus News

    February 5, 2020 Johanna Stoberock has always been a writer. Her storytelling started young: “I guess growing up I always wrote. It was something that I really loved doing. I was a huge reader and kept a journal for years and years” said Stoberock, a senior adjunct assistant professor of Composition and General Studies at Whitman College.

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  • Film and Media Studies Professor Robert Sickels' Guide to 2020 Oscars
    WalletHub

    February 3, 2020 Alma Meisnest Chair of Humanities and Professor of Film and Media Studies Robert Sickels spoke to a reporter about this year's Academy Award nominees and concerns over the lack of diversity.

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  • Sociology Professor Álvaro Santana-Acuña Curates Gabriel García Márquez Exhibit
    El País

    January 31, 2020 "The Making of a Global Writer" opens February 1 at the University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Center. Comprising approximately 300 items, including numerous never-before-seen documents, it charts the Nobel Prize-winning author's path toward becoming a literary star.

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  • Sophomore Summit Helps Second-Year Students Find Direction
    Campus News

    January 24, 2020 Hosted by the Student Engagement Center (SEC), the 2020 Sophomore Summit brought together more than two dozen students with alumni and community leaders to explore careers and gain professional skills.

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  • Politics Professor Jack Jackson Discusses Impeachment Case
    The East Oregonian

    January 21, 2020 Assistant Professor of Politics Jack Jackson describes the impeachment case against President Trump as "new territory" for the U.S. but adds that the proceedings "may reveal more consensus in the country about the president’s behavior than people imagine ... The partisan spectacle in Congress may, in fact, be obscuring this reality.”

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  • Basketball Player Jaron Kirkley '20 Perseveres as Student-Athlete
    The Centralia Chronicle

    January 21, 2020 At six, Kirkley suffered a seizure that left him unable to read, write and speak for years. Doctors warned he would never be a regular student, but Kirkley, now a geology-environmental studies major at Whitman in addition to a standout on the basketball court, has overcome obstacles with the support of his professors and coaches.

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  • Unity Week Brings Community Together to Focus on Social Justice
    Campus News

    January 16, 2020 The Walla Walla community is invited to join Whitman College in creating positive social change during its inaugural Unity Week events, Jan. 20-24, 2020. It’s a week that brings together community members, leaders in social justice, and college students from Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) and Walla Walla University (WWU) with speakers and workshops aimed at transforming a passion for equality into action.

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  • Psychology Professor Erin Pahlke Discusses Children's Reactions to Elections
    The Christian Science Monitor

    January 14, 2020 Associate Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlk, who co-authored a study last year about kids' reactions to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, said that right now children need some help "thinking through the different politicians’ perspectives and the different policies."

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  • Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills Make Liberal Arts Grads Ready for Tech Industry
    Whitman Magazine

    Technical skills are increasingly important in this digital age, but that doesn’t mean the skills emphasized in a liberal arts education — often considered “soft skills” — are any less valuable. The high-tech industry has long valued the versatile, creative mindset and soft skills that are hardwired in those who study in the liberal arts tradition.

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