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  • Mom Really Knew Best: 2021 Graduate Reflects on His Whitman Journey
    Campus News

    April 27, 2021 The first time that Maamoon Saleh, from Kent, Washington, travelled to Walla Walla—or anywhere on the eastside of the state—was late at night following his senior high school district track meet. Now, as a soon-to-graduate senior, Saleh reflects on his Whitman journey.

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  • New Outdoors Club Creates Welcoming Space for Students of Color at Whitman
    Campus News

    April 26, 2021 Whitman’s recently founded BIPOC Outdoors Club seeks to create a welcoming and accessible space on campus for students of color to experience outdoor recreation. The idea of founding an outdoor club for Whitman’s students of color population came up during a meeting between the four outreach coordinators for Whitman’s climbing gym last semester.

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  • Whitman’s International Student Enrollment Strengthened by Financial Support
    Campus News

    April 16, 2021 Whitman’s promise of diversity in student nationalities has led to a rise in international student enrollment over the past decade, supported by the college’s policy to meet international students’ full financial need.

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  • Virtual Undergraduate Conference Sparks Engaging Discourse
    Campus News

    April 15, 2021 In its 23rd year, the Whitman Undergraduate Conference is an opportunity for students to present their original research from classes, senior theses, study abroad projects and summer internships. The 2021 conference showcased the work of 118 students and, adapting to the times, was held virtually. Presentations were pre-recorded and shown during the 16 panels, followed by a live question-and-answer session with attendees.

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  • Tiny House, Big Effort
    Campus News

    April 14, 2021 Just a month into his senior year at Whitman, Brayden Preskenis received a phone call from his father. The region of Oregon where he grew up was on fire. Wanting to do something for his community, Preskenis decided he would build a tiny house on a trailer in Walla Walla and drive it to Ashland, Oregon, where it would become the home of a family who had lost theirs in the fire.

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  • ‘Getting Into Fishy Business’ Whitman Alum Tyler Dann ’00 manages salmon populations in Alaska
    Campus News

    April 12, 2021 Fishing has always been an important part of Tyler Dann's life. After graduating from Whitman in 2000 with a degree in environmental studies politics, Dann knew he wanted a career in natural resource management, but wasn't sure where to start. Now, as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington and a fisheries geneticist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Dann has found his passion and his career path.

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  • David Nord Award Funds Projects Supporting LGBTQ Community at Whitman
    Campus News

    April 10, 2021 For more than 20 years, the David Nord Award has been presented to Whitman students, faculty and staff to support scholarly projects on issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community. The Intercultural Center looks for on-campus projects that engage with important issues through a variety of creative mediums. Over the years, the award has supported everything from plays to research projects.

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  • Senator Patty Murray and Whitman Students Discuss Health Equity
    Campus News

    April 2, 2021 In a special virtual event for the Whitman community, Washington State Senator Patty Murray took part in a panel discussion. The discourse centered on a report authored by Murray’s office titled “COVID-19 & Achieving Health Equity: Congressional Action Is Necessary To Address Racism And Inequality In The U.S. Health Care System.”

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  • ‘Banking on Whitman’ Rosendo Guizar ’94 credits his high school librarian, Darcy Judd Wyant Ahlquist ’54, with his success
    Campus News

    April 1, 2021 Baker Boyer Bank's Chief Credit Officer Rosendo Guizar ’94 credits his success to the encouragement and guidance he received from his high school librarian, Darcy Judd Wyant Ahlquist ’54.

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  • Labyrinth Adds Interfaith Outdoor Space to Whitman Campus
    Campus News

    March 26, 2021 Whitman College has a new interfaith outdoor space on campus. In early March, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life led the installation of a labyrinth behind Marcus House and the campus bike shop on Shady Rill Street.

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  • Liam Voorhees ’21 Awarded Prestigious Watson Fellowship
    Campus News

    March 23, 2021 Winning the prestigious fellowship is a watershed moment in the senior’s study of rivers and their connection to food production.

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  • Kaitlynne Jensen ’23 Named Newman Civic Fellow
    Campus News

    March 8, 2021 Politics major Kaitlynne Jensen ’23 of Milton-Freewater, Oregon, has received the prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact.

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  • Kynde Kiefel Awarded Reid Service Award for Her Dedication to Community Art
    Campus News

    March 8, 2021 Whitman College proudly recognizes Kynde Kiefel, co-director of the Donald H. Sheehan Gallery, with the Pete and Hedda Reid Service Award as part of the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Higher Education Community Service Award. The 2020 Annual Community Awards banquet, hosted by the Walla Walla Valley Chamber of Commerce, was held virtually this year throughout the month of February.

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  • Ankeny Field Through the Years
    Whitman Magazine

    For more than a century, Ankeny Field has been at the center of campus life at Whitman. Take a peek at field photos from yesteryear.

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  • A Promise for In-State Students
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman College's new Tuition Commitment guarantees qualified financial support to students who live in Washington state.

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  • Bridging the Distance
    Whitman Magazine

    The pandemic and the shift to remote learning didn’t halt Whitman students’ commitment to engaging with the local community.

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  • What’s Ours is Yours
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman lends deep freezer to local vaccination efforts.

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  • Googling Success
    Whitman Magazine

    Al-Rahim Merali ’13 uses all he learned at Whitman in a job he didn’t know existed at the time.

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  • A Catalyst for Connection
    Whitman Magazine

    Biology professor Ginger Withers envisions the STEM Hub as a place of study, support and opportunity.

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  • Finding Home
    Whitman Magazine

    World Series winner Blake Treinen mentors Blues athletes and throws himself into life in Walla Walla.

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