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portrait of Genevieve Vogel '24
September 30, 2020
September Wire Feature
Whitman’s decision to hold fall semester via remote learning left some students feeling FOMO (the fear of missing out) about what is popularly referred to as the “freshman experience.” First years can usually look forward to the fall as a period for self-growth, forging friendships and other experiences while on an exciting new campus. 
September 30, 2020
Politics Professor Aaron Bobrow-Strain Wins Washington State Book Award
His 2019 book “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez" has garnered several awards, which now include the Washington Center for the Book 2020 Washington State Book Award for biography/memoir.
Portrait of Steve McConnell '85
September 29, 2020
Steve McConnell - News
Amid a global pandemic, Steve McConnell ’85, a software engineer and data scientist, was frustrated with his inability to understand what was going on. He encountered what he saw as biased and unreliable data.
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September 28, 2020
Presidents Letter
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education recently announced that it will be investigating Princeton University for possible misrepresentations in its reports of adherence to federal non-discrimination law because its president publicly recognized that historic racism has been embedded in the institution over time.
September 27, 2020
Whitman Students Strengthen Community Ties During Pandemic
From writing letters to pen pals at Washington Odd Fellows Home through the Adopt-A-Grandparent program to recording children’s books in Spanish through the Storytime Project, Whitties are continuing the tradition of community engagement despite distance learning.
September 25, 2020
Whitman's Early Financial Aid Guarantees Add Transparency to College Search
Whitman College invites interested students to submit academic information and financial data before they apply, so they can see how much money in scholarships and financial aid they'll be awarded if admitted. This option is especially useful for students considering applying early decision.
September 16, 2020
Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning Probes Perceptions of Adulthood During Pandemic
She notes that the shift toward college students studying at home due to COVID-19 challenges traditional definitions of adulthood. "The criteria might change. There might be less emphasis on geographic independence to be an adult."
September 14, 2020
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold '06 Discusses Mail-In Voting
She appeared on the Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell to talk about mail in voting in her state and refute claims that it leads to fraud.
September 14, 2020
Whitman Ranked Among U.S News & World Report Best Colleges of 2021
U.S. News evaluated more than 1,400 colleges and universities on 17 indicators of academic quality. The data used for the rankings was gathered in spring and early summer 2020.
September 9, 2020
Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning Offers Tips for College Students Studying at Home
Due to the pandemic, college students across the country are adjusting to living and studying at home again rather than on campus. Janning provides context and advice for families navigating this new normal.
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