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President's office
February 24, 2023
Dr. Sarah Bolton took office leading Whitman College as its 15th president. She also moved into her physical office on the second floor of Memorial Building—a spacious, light-filled room among the trees, with southwest views of Boyer Avenue. President Bolton had a hand in choosing the artwork for the space. She selected pieces from Whitman’s extensive art collection.
Book cover
February 24, 2023
Professor Bobrow-Strain’s Award-Winning Book Inspires Feature Film
Whitman College Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s award-winning narrative nonfiction book, “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez,” is on the path to becoming a feature film.
Whit City is Back
February 16, 2023
Go Blues! Whit City is Back
Whit City, the branded student section for all thing Whitman athletics, is back after losing momentum during the pandemic. Whitman student-athletes can now count on boisterous support from the sidelines—of the court, field or pool.
White text on black background: “NO MORE ALLIES.”
February 15, 2023
Power & Privilege Keynote Speaker Loretta J. Ross
Loretta J. Ross, an acclaimed activist, public intellectual, and professor, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Power & Privilege Symposium on February 21st. The symposium aims to examine structural inequality and social justice, featuring a hip-hop performance by Sounds of the People on February 22nd and panel discussions on February 23rd.
Adam Miller
February 2, 2023
Whitman College Appoints New Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid
Whitman College Appoints Adam Miller As the New Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid
February 2, 2023
Whitman College Appoints New Vice President for Communications
Whitman College Appoints Gina Zandy Ohnstad As the New Vice President for Communications
January 27, 2023
Amber Ebarb ’03 Appointed to Serve as Minority Staff Director for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
“I am pleased that Amber has accepted her new position as Minority Staff Director. She has helped the committee navigate complicated areas of federal Indian policy and has pursued common ground that resulted in good outcomes for all Native peoples. I thank Lucy for her incredible leadership, expertise, and mentorship as Interim Staff Director. Her wisdom and counsel is invaluable to the important work of the committee. I am excited to continue working with both of them and our team to address the unique challenges facing Native communities across the country,” said Vice Chairman Murkowski.
Multiple sticky notes of various colors; one with the text "Impact Full."
January 24, 2023
Whitman Approves New Concentration in Human-Centered Design
Beginning with the 2023–2024 academic year, this new concentration at Whitman College will provide a framework for students to learn and apply human-centered design principles across disciplines.
Kathryn Woodburn in lab.
December 20, 2022
When Giving Back Just Makes Sense
Wendy Sanger McGuire ’77 lives a life of adventure and meaning—and when she did retirement planning, she thought of her alma mater, Whitman College.
December 9, 2022
Sociology Professor Michelle Janning Considers Holiday Burden on Moms
While other people aren’t immune to the pressure to make “holiday magic,” mothers feel it most acutely, being generally “socialized to be the ones responsible for the well-being of family.” Mothers often feel an emotion Janning calls “imagined future nostalgia,” in which they picture their grown-up offspring reminiscing fondly about childhood.
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