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  • Whitman professor involved in Nobel Prize-winning research
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    October 3, 2017 Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Vaughn-Ogin cheered when the recipients of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics were announced earlier today. With good reason. He is one of more than 1,000 scientists, engineers and researchers involved with the trailblazing work of new Nobel Laureates Barry C. Barish, Kip S. Thorne and Rainer Weiss and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration.

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  • Gilman Scholarships support Whitties studying abroad
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    October 2, 2017 Three Whitman juniors are expanding their horizons this semester through study abroad opportunities funded by the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

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  • Whitman wins Chamber of Commerce $mart Business Partner Award
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    September 29, 2017 Campus Sustainability Coordinator Brandon Bishop called the milestone “the culmination of years of effort by our faculty, staff and students” to improve Whitman’s resource management, greenhouse gas offsets and reduction of its global and regional ecological footprint.

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  • Video: Student thrives at Wild Salmon Center internship
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    September 29, 2017 Emma Hansen '20 connected her studies to future opportunities while interning at the Wild Salmon Center in Portland, Oregon.

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  • NSF grants promote faculty-student research
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    September 28, 2017 Four Whitman faculty members received three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) research grants this year emphasizing the integration of teaching and research.

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  • Much more than par for the course: W Club Golf Tournament and awards reception
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    September 25, 2017 More than 90 students, coaches, community members and Whittie alumni spanning the generations participated in the eighth annual W Club Golf Tournament last weekend to reconnect and raise money for Whitman’s 15 varsity athletic teams.

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  • Visiting writer Kimberly Johnson on the craft of poetry
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    September 21, 2017 Voracious readers might make the greatest writers-so says poet Kimberly Johnson, the inaugural speaker in this year's Visiting Writers Reading Series.

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  • Whitman to host NEH-funded institute on the Native American West
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    September 21, 2017 A new summer institute for faculty development is in part the result of Whitman’s dedication to becoming a better neighbor and educational partner for Native peoples in the region, according to Associate Professor of English Christopher Leise. The institute was funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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  • Professor Jennifer Tobin traces the history of the Seven Wonders of the World
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    September 19, 2017 Where does our concept of the Seven Wonders of the World come from and how has this list of marvels changed since ancient times? Jennifer Tobin enlightens Whitman community members on Thursday in a lecture titled "The Creation of the List of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Uses of Thaumata."

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  • Walla Walla honors hometown superhero Adam West ’51
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    September 19, 2017 The Batmobile, the Bat-Signal and at least one Caped Crusader turned Walla Walla into a miniature Gotham City for today’s Adam West Day celebrations, which honored the life and legacy of TV’s Batman and Whitman graduate Adam West (William West Anderson) ’51 on what would have been his 89th birthday.

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  • Whitman ranked best liberal arts college in Pacific Northwest
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    September 18, 2017 In its annual “Best Colleges” rankings release, U.S. News and World Report awarded Whitman College an overall ranking of 41 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges.

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  • Study abroad, advises visiting Middle East scholar
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    September 17, 2017 Want to find your calling? Study abroad. So says contemporary Middle East historian Keith Watenpaugh, professor and founding director of the Human Rights Studies Program at the University of California, Davis.

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  • Teeing up to celebrate 10 years of W Club support
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    September 14, 2017 Last year, 753 W Club members contributed $459,000 to support Whitman’s 15 varsity athletics teams and sports initiatives—one of the best fundraising years in the club's 10-year history. What will the numbers be for the upcoming 8th annual W Club Golf Tournament, which tees off at the Walla Walla Country Club on Sept. 22 and is among several events that mark the decade of success of the W Club?

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  • Teach science through children's literature, visiting speakers suggest
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    September 13, 2017 Want a novel way to teach kids about science? Look to children’s literature, according to scholars Valerie Bang-Jensen and Mark Lubkowitz in their new book, Sharing Books, Talking Science: Exploring Scientific Concepts with Children's Literature.

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  • Community Fellows connect with Walla Walla
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    September 11, 2017 Whitman students interested in bettering the Walla Walla community can look to recent graduates Dana Matsunami ’17 and Mitchell Cutter ’17 for inspiration. They both were Community Fellows last year, working at local organizations and gaining invaluable professional experience in the process.

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  • Summer Read author appreciates Whitman, and vice versa
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    September 8, 2017 For Jennine Capó Crucet, having her debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, selected as Whitman's 2017 Summer Read for first-year students proved more than just an opportunity to share her acclaimed work with 400 new readers.

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  • Whitties eager to greet Summer Read author Jennine Capó Crucet
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    September 7, 2017 Jennine Capó Crucet’s acclaimed debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, this year’s choice for the annual Summer Read Program at Whitman, struck a chord with students, staff and faculty for its timely handling of issues such as assimilation and micro-aggressions.

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  • Opening Week offers first years a glimpse of Whitman
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    September 5, 2017 Opening Week activities offered the incoming class s a chance to get to know Whitman, their new classmates and the wide range of activities on offer both on campus and in the community.

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  • IHC kicks off the year with annual block party
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    September 5, 2017 A campus tradition for more than 20 years, the Interest House Community (IHC) block party took over Boyer Avenue last Saturday with games, activities, arts and crafts and free food.

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  • First years discuss race, equity and privilege
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    September 1, 2017 Understanding complex questions of identity, race and inclusion, as well as the affect that implicit bias can have on our interactions with others, are just two of the goals of a race and equity workshop being held this Sunday for Whitman’s new first-year students.

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