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  • Why some people talk about 1984 without having read it
    Whitman Magazine

    Whatever is behind the increase in sales, the fact is, most new buyers won’t ever read the dystopian novel. But that won’t stop them from talking about it.

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  • Undergraduate Conference spotlights array of academics
    Campus News

    April 6, 2017 More than 160 students are slated to participate during the daylong event on April 11.

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  • Whitman remembers historic civil rights march
    Campus News

    April 5, 2017 In 1965, Whitman College student Bruce Jones helped organize a solitary march in Walla Walla for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the thousands of nonviolent demonstrators who, over five days and 54 miles, walked from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol of Montgomery to register black voters in the South.

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  • Object Lessons
    Whitman Magazine

    The wide variety of objects in the collections at the Maxey Museum and Whitman College and Northwest Archives serve as motivational prompts for students, thanks to professors who incorporate them into their curricula.

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  • Whitman College announces novel for Summer Read Program
    Campus News

    March 31, 2017 Whitman College has chosen “Make Your Home Among Strangers,” an award-winning novel by Jennine Capo Crucet, for the 2017 Summer Read Program

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  • Whitman makes a difference, says Princeton Review
    Campus News

    March 31, 2017 With more than 70 percent of students involved in community service each year, Whitties make a difference. And The Princeton Review noticed, rating Whitman College 18th on its list of top 25 “Impact Schools” for 2017.

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  • Leaps & Bounds
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman basketball team members Tim Howell '18 and Alysse Ketner '17 lead their teams to Northwest Conference titles.

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  • Advice from revenge porn lawyer Carrie Goldberg
    Campus News

    March 29, 2017 A pioneer in the field of sexual privacy, New York attorney Carrie Goldberg came to campus in April to discuss her work defending victims of non-consensual pornography, or revenge porn, the cyber civil rights initiative and the links between revenge porn and domestic violence.

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  • Focus on Faculty: The Landscape of Risk
    Whitman Magazine

    Alissa Cordner, assistant professor of sociology, thinks a lot about the problems of risk, such as flame retardants, environmental health and wildfire management.

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  • Most diverse and largest applicant pool
    Campus News

    March 23, 2017 Whitman College broke several school records today when sending out 2017–18 admittance letters. It topped previous benchmarks for quantity of applicants, diversity of students, and eligibility for Pell Grants.

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  • Go Blues
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman College’s athletics teams have started to adopt the new college mascot, the Blues, after a selection process that began in fall 2015.

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  • Visiting scholar expounds on the write stuff
    Campus News

    March 21, 2017 Childress, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, follows “the life trajectory of a single work of fiction from its initial inspiration to its reception by reviewers and readers."

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  • Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind
    Whitman Magazine

    As President and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind, Kirk Adams ’83 guides efforts to improve the lives of millions of blind and visually impaired people nationwide.

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  • In between Final Four, community service
    Campus News

    March 17, 2017 The seemingly unrelated fields of sports and humanitarianism share at least three traits: sacrifice, heart and teamwork. The Whitman College men’s basketball team discovered and proved this on Thursday morning when performing community service at the HopeTree Family Services in Salem, Virginia, in between practices for their Final Four showdown today against Babson College at the Salem Civic Center.

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  • Men’s basketball ends historic run in Division III Final Four
    Campus News

    March 17, 2017 The matchup against Babson College started well. The Blues took their first lead, 7-6, two minutes into the action, increased the advantage to 25 with seven minutes left in the first half, and held a four-point edge at intermission.

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  • Men’s basketball team readies for Final Four appearance
    Campus News

    March 16, 2017 Whitman College men’s basketball team, the only undefeated men’s squad across all three divisions, practiced today at the Salem Civic Center in Virginia for their Final Four appearance there on Friday against Babson College.

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  • Q&A: From Moses to Macklemore
    Whitman Magazine

    Religion major Josh Karp '05, now known as Budo, has become a successful musician and producer for artists including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

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  • Strategic Planning process moves forward
    Whitman Magazine

    Since the creation of the Strategic Planning Committee last year, a number of themes have emerged in talks with groups on- and off-campus: diversity, equity and inclusion; access; the academic program; the power of place; and life after Whitman.

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  • NCAA Final Four ahead for men’s basketball
    Campus News

    March 11, 2017 Whitman’s men’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA Division III tournament, after a close match-up against the University of Rochester The Blues men - the only undefeated team across all three divisions - beat Rochester 91-87.

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  • Women’s basketball team bows out in NCAA Elite 8
    Campus News

    March 11, 2017 Congratulations to Whitman’s women’s basketball team, whose victory-filled season came to an end today when bowing out in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

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