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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
    Campus News

    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
    Campus News

    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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  • Echo Chamber
    Whitman Magazine

    Lud Brito '18 takes on political turmoil and division in "Echo Chamber," an eclectic show premised on the increasing polarization in her homeland and in the United States.

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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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  • Summer construction projects build a better campus
    Campus News

    July 20, 2017 This summer, construction projects across campus are maintaining and improving living and working spaces for the whole Whitman community. Here is a look at just a few of the projects underway.

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  • Eyes of the World
    Whitman Magazine

    Chemistry professor sings the praises of the Grateful Dead, environmental protectionism and Whitman students.

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  • Make Your Home Among Strangers
    Whitman Magazine

    Make Your Home Among Strangers named 2017 Summer Read

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  • Faculty members appointed Garrett Fellows
    Campus News

    July 17, 2017 The fellowships are awarded to faculty members at the assistant or associate professor rank and recognize excellence in teaching, research and service. Garrett Fellows also receive a stipend from the Paul Garrett Whitman College Trust to support continued scholarship.

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  • Whitties receive top fellowships and grants
    Campus News

    July 13, 2017 In another successful season for fellowships and grants, Whitman students and graduates netted 32 of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships and awards.

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  • Helping Hand
    Whitman Magazine

    Bao-Tram Do ’13 overcomes adversity to become a community and civic leader.

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  • This Computes: Whitman's Newest Major
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman students can earn a degree in computer science—the college’s 46th major—as of the 2017-18 academic year.

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  • Whitman earns EPA award for green power use
    Campus News

    July 10, 2017 Whitman College ranked at the top of the Northwest Conference during the 2016-17 College and University Green Power Challenge. Run by the Environmental Protection Energy (EPA), the voluntary program encourages organizations to commit to renewable energy sources as a way to cut back on the environmental impacts associated with electricity use.

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  • Whitman alumnae awarded NSF research fellowships
    Campus News

    July 7, 2017 Nevé Baker ’15 and Hanna Kahl ’11 are among only 2,000 recipients this year out of the 13,000 who applied to the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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  • Leading the Charge
    Whitman Magazine

    Kris Nyrop ’79, director of the LEAD Program, works to rehabilitate low-level criminal offenders instead of locking them up.

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