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  • Community Fellows connect with Walla Walla
    Campus News

    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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  • Whitman astronomy professor takes scientific images of eclipse
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    September 1, 2017 When a total solar eclipse cast shadows across the contiguous United States on Aug. 21, Whitman College Associate Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust ’98 took advantage of the rare sighting to conduct research on the appearance of the sun’s outer layers, the chromosphere and the corona.

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  • Whitties arrive for fall semester
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    August 29, 2017 Hugs, meetings, directions—and unpacking, unpacking, unpacking. So went move-in day at Whitman College last Thursday, as this photo gallery reveals.

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  • Whitties attend first day of classes
    Campus News

    August 29, 2017 Back to school! Whittie students took notes, asked questions, completed assignments and did homework across the disciplines today to mark the first day of the fall semester.

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  • Convocation speakers highlight curiosity, tolerance and community
    Campus News

    August 25, 2017 At this afternoon’s Convocation ceremony, 392 new first years and 18 transfer students heard Whitman President Kathleen Murray, sociology professor Keith Farrington and student speaker AnnaMarie McCorvie ’18 stressed the college’s commitment to academic inquiry, diversity of opinion and community.

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  • Meet Whitman’s new faculty
    Campus News

    August 24, 2017 Twenty-two faculty members spanning the disciplines join Whitman’s ranks for the 2017-18 academic year. Who are they?

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  • Scrambles program turns 40
    Campus News

    August 21, 2017 Every August, the incoming class has the option to sign up for one of 20 trips aimed at acquainting them with their new peers and the Pacific Northwest. These experiences often foster lifelong friendships, as thousands of Whitman alumni can fondly attest.

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  • Strategic priorities approved
    Campus News

    August 17, 2017 At a meeting on Aug. 16, the Whitman College Board of Trustees approved five strategic priorities: increasing access and affordability; enhancing diversity, equity andinclusion; innovating the curriculum; connecting to life after Whitman; and celebrating the college’s location in southeastern Washington.

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  • How to watch the solar eclipse at Whitman
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    August 16, 2017 Q&A: Associate Professor and Chair of the Astronomy Department Andrea Dobson '82 talks about Monday's solar eclipse, which will be visible from Ankeny Field.

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  • Local middle schoolers spend a few days at Whitman
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    August 14, 2017 About two dozen students from five local middle schools converged on Whitman’s campus late last month for the 11th annual Whitman Institute for Scholastic Enrichment (WISE).

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  • Whitman unveils new job portal for students and recent graduates
    Campus News

    August 10, 2017 Whitman College signed an agreement with a leading platform for connecting candidates to employers for internships, jobs, research opportunities and post-graduation positions.

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  • Marshall Memorial Fellow alumna meets with European leaders
    Campus News

    August 7, 2017 Amanda Hoey '04 recently returned from a prestigious month-long exchange program to Europe, courtesy of a Marshall Memorial Fellowship. Her high-profile itinerary spanned Belgium, France, Poland, Spain and the U.K.

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  • The key to snake biology
    Campus News

    July 31, 2017 Inspired by his quest to identify an African snake that Associate Professor of Biology Kate Jackson brought him in her Herpetology Lab class, Eric Hsu ’17 built a new version of Jackson's online multi-access snake identification key.

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  • Whitman tops rankings for accessible professors, classroom experience
    Campus News

    July 31, 2017 The college is featured on several top 20 lists in the education services company's new 2018 edition of its flagship college guide, The Best 382 Colleges.

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  • Summer fly-in program soars past participation record
    Campus News

    July 27, 2017 Over two sessions in June and July, a record 61 new Whitties from 15 states took part in Whitman’s Summer Fly-in Program. The program is designed for incoming first years from first-generation, working-class or under-resourced backgrounds, and it has become an integral part of Whitman’s pre-semester orientation since its introduction in 2015.

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