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  • Spring Semester Re-Launches with Focus on Online Learning
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    March 31, 2020 In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, on March 12, 2020, President Kathleen Murray announced that Whitman would move to online learning for the remainder of spring semester. With classes restarting March 30, Whitman’s faculty and staff had only two weeks to move their material and prepare students — and themselves — for the unprecedent shift.

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  • Supportive Environment Leads to Success for Alpine Skiers
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    March 30, 2020 The Alpine Ski Team is one of seven club sports at Whitman College. The team isn’t only lifelong skiers like Hoffman and Carron, many of the athletes started racing in college. The night before a race, the team will sit down and talk about their goals for the race day ahead.

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  • Associate Professor Jim Russo Talks About Social Distancing and COVID-19
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    March 27, 2020 Jim Russo, an associate professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB) at Whitman College and an expert in infectious diseases, talks about the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Walla Walla Offers Plentiful Opportunities Over Summer Months
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    March 25, 2020 This spring's summer job fair is going virtual. A smaller, in-person fair was held in early March, but throughout the spring, employers and organizations looking for volunteers, interns or paid employees will set up virtual info sessions through the SEC. The events will be held on Handshake, Whitman’s online platform for jobs an internships. The virtual info sessions make it easy for students finishing the semester remotely to still connect with oppportunities

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  • Whitman Receives Mellon Grant to Support Northwest Five Consortium Initiative to Strengthen Humanities
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    March 24, 2020 Whitman College received a new $900,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Northwest Five Consortium’s initiative entitled “Revitalizing the Humanities in the Pacific Northwest through Community Engagement.”

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  • Andy Burnstein ’20 Wants to See More Students ‘Pop the Bubble’
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    March 23, 2020 Graduating senior Andy Burnstein ’20 has advice for Whitman College students coming behind him: Get involved in the community. Register to vote in Walla Walla. Give back through local organizations. Be part of the city and culture. “Many Whitman students feel separate from the community, which is really unfortunate,” Burnstein said.

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  • Everybody Needs a Friend: Whitman Friends Brings Elementary School Programs Together
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    March 16, 2020 In March 2020, Whitman College, Friends of Children of Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Public School District (WWPS) signed a new letter of understanding to consolidate and strengthen two different mentoring programs to better serve — and reach more — children.

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  • Important Announcement Regarding NCAA Women’s Basketball Sectional
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    March 10, 2020 The NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament sectional round games set to be hosted by Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine will be held without spectators due to concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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  • Students Honored for Campus and Community Engagement
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    March 5, 2020 Three Whitman College students are being honored this spring for their outstanding contributions to the college and the greater Walla Walla community through the Campus Compact Presidents’ Civic Leadership Awards and Newman Civic Fellowship programs.

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  • Power & Privilege Sessions Grapple with Tough Topics
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    February 27, 2020 What is an ally? Who decides? And at what point does allyship become more about the status of being “in” with an affinity group then it does about using your privilege to elevate and protect it? Is the concept of “allyship” itself broken and harmful to those wanting to build coalitions that will advance a more equitable society? These were just some of the many questions that students, staff and faculty at Whitman College grappled with during the 2020 Power & Privilege Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

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  • Whitman Students, Faculty Take Top Honors at Kennedy Center Theater Festival
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    February 26, 2020 Whitman College students received recognition for their work in costume, scenic and make-up design, scholarly work and playwriting in February at the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Associate Professor and Director of Theater Daniel Schindler also was awarded the Kennedy Center Medallion in recognition of his service and commitment to the KCACTF and its values.

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  • WINcubator Creates Space for Community Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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    February 25, 2020 On Feb. 21, 2020, Whitman Innovation Network hosted an open house to introduce the WINcubator to the college and Walla Walla community. Located in the basement of the Whitman College Technology Services building on Main and Touchet streets, the project was funded by a $25,000 grant from the Port of Walla Walla, a nonprofit dedicated to tourism and business development in the valley.

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  • Orientation Program Helps First-Year Students Understand New Home in Pasxapa
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 College Welcomes Political Activist Angela Davis
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    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
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    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
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    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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  • Al-Rahim Merali '13 Redefines Success at Google
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    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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