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  • Psychology Major Wins Grants for Work with Disabled Walla Wallans
    Whitman Magazine

    Psychology major excels in volunteer roles with the Buddy Program and Special Olympics.

  • Commitment to Resilience
    Whitman Magazine

    President Kathleen M. Murray addresses the topic of resilience as it pertains to Whitman students.

  • VIDEO: Senior Explores Community Health through Pop-Up Acupuncture Clinic
    Campus News

    May 9, 2019 Olivia Hagmann ’19 applied her experience as an intern at the People’s Organization for Community Acupuncture (POCA) in Seattle to organize a pop-up acupuncture clinic in downtown Walla Walla. A double major in anthropology and film and media studies at Whitman College, Hagmann was awarded a Mellon Community Engagement Grant to fund the Walla Walla Acupuncture Project, which served as her senior capstone integrative experience.

  • Undergraduate Research is Key for Geology Faculty Lyman Persico
    Campus News

    May 9, 2019 In the driest desert in North America, Lyman Persico became a geologist. He was an undergraduate researcher working alongside doctoral students and professors on a project through the University of Vermont. In a remote part of the Mojave Desert, they were measuring erosion rates of hillslopes.

  • VIDEO: I'm a Whittie - Maegen Martin '19
    Campus News

    May 6, 2019 Maegen Martin is a member of the Class of 2019. After visiting Whitman for the first time, she realized how close-knit the community was and knew she wanted to attend. As a member of the women's basketball team, Meagen has seen her role at Whitman change both on and off the court.

  • Alumna Brings Global Hip-Hop Message to 2019 Commencement
    Campus News

    May 6, 2019 The founder of RAPtivism, Aisha Fukushima '09, will deliver this year’s commencement address at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019.

  • Student Supports Sustainable Agriculture in Madagascar through Internship Grant
    Campus News

    May 3, 2019 Halfway around the world in Madagascar, subsistence farmers are harvesting silk from silkworms and weaving them into burial shrouds. But it's a student from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, who is helping turn that fabric into a marketable industry.

  • Visiting Educators Bring Unique Expertise to Whitman
    Campus News

    May 2, 2019 Each semester, students at Whitman College get the chance to be exposed to ideas from around the globe, thanks to the O’Donnell Visiting Educator program. Managed by the Center for Global Studies, the O’Donnell program funds visitors from around the world, who bring their expertise and perspective to Walla Walla.

  • Court of Appeals' Visit to Whitman Features Alumni on Both Sides of the Bench
    Campus News

    May 1, 2019 Two alumni will meet in legal action on Whitman's campus this week, when trial lawyer Andrea Burkhart '00 argues a case in front of Chief Judge Robert Lawrence-Berrey '86 of the Washington State Court of Appeals (Division III). The oral arguments will be held in Maxey Auditorium at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, and are open to the public.

  • Hosokawa Lecturer: Tell the Stories that Need to be Told
    Campus News

    May 1, 2019 Best-selling author Sarah Kendzior came to Whitman on April 24, 2019, to encourage students from the Whitman Wire to continue their pursuit of journalism.

  • Alumna Becky Avila '09 Shares Advocacy Message with Students
    Campus News

    April 29, 2019 Becky Avila ’09 knows how hard it can be for first-generation students of color to succeed in college. As a first-year student at Whitman College in 2005, she worked hard to overcome hurdles. Since graduating with her degree in race and ethnic studies, Avila went on to earn a graduate degree and return to the Los Angeles neighborhood where she grew up.

  • Life After Whitman: Leah Wilson-Velasco '03
    Campus News

    April 29, 2019 As CEO of the Walla Walla Symphony, Leah Wilson-Velasco '03 brings people together through music. Starting with her undergraduate work managing the Fridays at Four recital series at Whitman College, Wilson-Velasco found her calling in the arts administration field.

  • VIDEO: I'm a Whittie - Lukas Koester '19
    Campus News

    April 18, 2019 Lukas Koester graduates from Whitman in May 2019. From trombone playing to working in the student engagement center, Lukas has learned a lot during his four years at Whitman, a place he knew he could call home the first time he visited.

  • Debate Team Trains Students to Listen Critically
    Campus News

    April 18, 2019 At Whitman College, students are learning the critical role that well-honed arguments and careful listening play in the art of debate. Led by Lauran Schaefer, director of Debate and Forensics, and Baker Weilert, assistant director, the Whitman Debate Team is training students not just to argue, but also to listen.

  • Whitman Hosts Printmaking Classes for Bilingual First-Graders
    Campus News

    April 17, 2019 This spring, the Fouts Center for the Visual Arts is the site of a new arts program bringing bilingual first-graders from Edison Elementary School in Walla Walla to Whitman’s campus.

  • All In: Debi Toews '76 Knows the Impact of Scholarships
    Campus News

    April 16, 2019 Debi (Aucutt) Toews '76 journey to Whitman College began in a hair salon. That's where her mother ran into another mom whose daughter was a sophomore at Whitman. Her mom loved the idea of the small class sizes. For Toews, she loved the friendly approach of then-director of admissions William Tingley, whom she met at a college fair shortly thereafter.

  • All In: Community Connections Spur Alumni Couple to Give Back
    Campus News

    April 16, 2019 Kate (Pringle) VanDonge ’11 met her future husband in the History of Ancient Greece. But it wasn’t the battle of Troy or the birth of philosophy that ignited young love. It was the wardrobe of a guest lecturer.

  • All In: From “New Dorm” to a New Dorm — 40 Years Gives Employee Couple Unique Perspective on Giving
    Campus News

    April 16, 2019 Nancy Tavelli and Keith Farrington came to Whitman College in 1977. Farrington took a faculty position in the Department of Sociology. Tavelli was a resident director in “new dorm” — now William O. Douglas Hall.

  • All In: Donor Support Provides Experiences, Equipment for Whitman’s Scholar-Athletes
    Campus News

    April 16, 2019 Opportunities that strengthen the experience for Whitman’s scholar-athletes come because of the generosity of donors. Experiences like when the team got to play at what was then Safeco Field in Seattle. Or when Kitamura saved up to purchase a new pitching machine. Or this year, when the team was able to travel to Tucson, Arizona, and play in the Kino Sports Complex, a former MBL spring training facility.

  • Workers' Rights Advocates Win Project Pericles Competition
    Campus News

    April 15, 2019 First-year Whitties Salma Anguiano ’22 and Ameliz Price-Dominguez ’22 tied for first place in the national Letters to an Elected Official Competition, presented by Project Pericles.