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2022 rabinowitz award winners
April 13, 2022
Ansari and Means 2022 Ben Rabinowitz Award
Whitman College junior Kainat Ansari and senior Annie Means are the recipients of the 2022 Ben Rabinowitz Award, which supports student-proposed projects or learning opportunities that promote compassion in medicine or politics and enrich the campus community.
Plateau Long Tent photo courtesy of Roger Amerman.
April 11, 2022
Long Tent Announcement
Whitman College is partnering with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation to bring this important element of Plateau culture and architecture to Ankeny Field.
April 11, 2022
Associate Professor of Sociology Alissa Cordner on Unintended Consequences of Discovery
In this overview of lab accidents that changed the world, including the invention of Scotchgard, Associate Professor of Sociology and Garrett Fellow Alissa Cordner explains how products with hormone-disrupting PFAS are “pretty much everywhere you look.”
April 5, 2022
Simple Homes CEO Jeff Hopfenbeck ’11 Reimagines Housing Construction
At the factory, each piece of wood is printed with assembly instructions and moved to one of three assembly lines, where a team of framers nails together a frame. The process is powered by detailed digital plans and customized computer software, and has drawn new focus during the recent labor crunch and housing shortage.
Devon Player 2022-2023 Newman Civic Fellow
March 21, 2022
Devon Player Named Newman Civic Fellow
Whitman College junior sociology major Devon Player from Snoqualmie, Washington, has received a Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact.
Computer Science students discussing a project.
March 18, 2022
$2 Million Gift Endows Kathleen M. Murray Chair in Computer Science
A gift from Christina and Peter Dawson, parents of Adam Dawson ’16, will enable the college to expand the department toward providing students with increasingly critical digital skills.
March 18, 2022
Whitman's Early Financial Aid Guarantee Provides Transparency, Clarity
According to The New York Times’ “Your Money” columnist, Ron Lieber, Whitman College is “in the vanguard of a movement toward transparency about the price of college and the process for lowering it.”
Stephen Hammond, pictured at a 2019 Whitman College reunion.
March 15, 2022
Steve Hammond Commencement Speaker 2022
Emeritus Scientist at the United States Geological Survey Stephen Hammond ’79 will take the podium this spring as Whitman College’s 2022 Commencement Speaker. 
March 14, 2022
Tommy Lloyd ’98 named Pac-12 Coach of the Year
Tommy Lloyd ’98 wins Pac-12 Coach of the Year and the tournament title in his debut season as head coach at the University of Arizona.
March 11, 2022
2022 Power & Privilege Symposium
This year’s symposium covered issues including diversity in sports at Whitman, religious inclusion, abortion access, entrepreneurship in BIPOC communities and barriers for first-generation college students.
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