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  • VIDEO: I'm a Whittie - Lukas Koester '19
    Campus News

    April 18, 2019 Lukas Koester graduates from Whitman in May 2019. From trombone playing to working in the student engagement center, Lukas has learned a lot during his four years at Whitman, a place he knew he could call home the first time he visited.

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  • Debate Team Trains Students to Listen Critically
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    April 18, 2019 At Whitman College, students are learning the critical role that well-honed arguments and careful listening play in the art of debate. Led by Lauran Schaefer, director of Debate and Forensics, and Baker Weilert, assistant director, the Whitman Debate Team is training students not just to argue, but also to listen.

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  • Whitman Hosts Printmaking Classes for Bilingual First-Graders
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    April 17, 2019 This spring, the Fouts Center for the Visual Arts is the site of a new arts program bringing bilingual first-graders from Edison Elementary School in Walla Walla to Whitman’s campus.

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  • All In: Debi Toews '76 Knows the Impact of Scholarships
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    April 16, 2019 Debi (Aucutt) Toews '76 journey to Whitman College began in a hair salon. That's where her mother ran into another mom whose daughter was a sophomore at Whitman. Her mom loved the idea of the small class sizes. For Toews, she loved the friendly approach of then-director of admissions William Tingley, whom she met at a college fair shortly thereafter.

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  • All In: Community Connections Spur Alumni Couple to Give Back
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    April 16, 2019 Kate (Pringle) VanDonge ’11 met her future husband in the History of Ancient Greece. But it wasn’t the battle of Troy or the birth of philosophy that ignited young love. It was the wardrobe of a guest lecturer.

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  • All In: From “New Dorm” to a New Dorm — 40 Years Gives Employee Couple Unique Perspective on Giving
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    April 16, 2019 Nancy Tavelli and Keith Farrington came to Whitman College in 1977. Farrington took a faculty position in the Department of Sociology. Tavelli was a resident director in “new dorm” — now William O. Douglas Hall.

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  • All In: Donor Support Provides Experiences, Equipment for Whitman’s Scholar-Athletes
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    April 16, 2019 Opportunities that strengthen the experience for Whitman’s scholar-athletes come because of the generosity of donors. Experiences like when the team got to play at what was then Safeco Field in Seattle. Or when Kitamura saved up to purchase a new pitching machine. Or this year, when the team was able to travel to Tucson, Arizona, and play in the Kino Sports Complex, a former MBL spring training facility.

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  • Workers' Rights Advocates Win Project Pericles Competition
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    April 15, 2019 First-year Whitties Salma Anguiano ’22 and Ameliz Price-Dominguez ’22 tied for first place in the national Letters to an Elected Official Competition, presented by Project Pericles.

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  • Classics Majors Pursue Service in the Peace Corps
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • College Archives Offers New Digital Database of Student Newspapers
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    March 28, 2019 People interested in exploring the history of Whitman College from a student’s perspective have a new avenue for research: This spring, the archivist at the Penrose Library finished a yearlong effort to digitize archives of the Whitman Pioneer and Whitman Wire newspapers.

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  • Senior Receives Watson Fellowship to Study Horse Cultures Abroad
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    March 27, 2019 Whitman College senior Caroline Evan “Cello” Lockwood ’19 will spend the year after graduation studying the ways that different cultures interact with horses, thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.

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  • Whitman Outperforms Peers in Peace Corps Volunteers
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    March 25, 2019 With nine alumni currently serving in countries around the world, Whitman is No. 23 among small schools on the agency’s 2019 roster. It has appeared on the list for the last three years, and is one of nine top schools in Washington this year.

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  • Philanthropist Paula Boggs Shares Insights on Women in Leadership
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    March 22, 2019 This spring, Whitman again welcomes Paula Boggs to campus as the speaker for the 2019 Women in Leadership Lunch at noon Friday, March 29, 2019, in the Reid Campus Center Ballroom.

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  • Kimberly Taylor '20 Measures Resilience in Children as part of Yearlong Community Fellowship
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    March 15, 2019 Psychology and computer science major Kimberly Taylor '20 is measuring different components of resilience in students who participate in afterschool programs at local elementary schools in a one-year fellowship with Walla Walla Public Schools 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

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  • Human Rights Historian Discusses Humane War for Skotheim Lecture
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    March 13, 2019 On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Whitman College welcomes distinguished historian Samuel Moyn as the visiting speaker for the 53rd Sivert O. and Marjorie Allen Skotheim Lecture in History.

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  • Life After Whitman: Derek Slone '18
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    March 8, 2019 Derek Slone '18 is a project engineer for Studio 151, a consulting company for the San Francisco International Airport. Slone talks about how some of the lessons he learned at Whitman and how they've helped him in his current role.

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  • Cameron Conner ’20 Selected as Newman Civic Fellow
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    March 7, 2019 Politics and rhetoric studies major Cameron Conner '20 has received a Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact. He is one of just 262 college students to be accepted into their 2019-2020 cohort.

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  • Meet Our Whitties: Alexander Hwang '20
    Campus News

    March 7, 2019 Meet Our Whitties is an occasional feature produced by the Office of Communications. It features a Q&A with students from across Whitman College.

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