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  • Sustainability Expert Kim Smith ’90 Says the Future Depends on Us — and Education
    Campus News

    December 9, 2019 Kim Smith ’90 returned to Whitman to give the 2019 Sava and Danica Andjelkovic Endowed Lecture: "Education for Sustainable Development: The Future Depends on Us!" Smith’s expertise in — and passion for — environmental sociology has made her an international leader in sustainability education, representing the U.S. in global efforts, while also bettering her own community in Portland, Oregon.

  • VIDEO: Sam Geschickter '20 Combines Finance, Religion at Bank Internship
    Campus News

    December 9, 2019 Religion major and psychology minor Sam Geschickter '20 got first-hand experience learning the theories and processes of investment banking as an intern at Baker Boyer Bank in Walla Walla, Washington. Geschickter combined the critical thinking skills he's learned at Whitman into his internship experience.

  • Whitman College Renews President Murray's Contract for Five Years
    Campus News

    December 3, 2019 The Whitman College Board of Trustees has announced the renewal of President Kathleen Murray's contract dating from July 1, 2020.

  • Murdock Conference Gives Students Valuable Opportunity to Present Research
    Campus News

    December 3, 2019 Each semester, dozens of students at Whitman College work closely with faculty mentors in labs and classrooms across the campus. These collaborations often result in research papers, journal articles, capstone projects for graduating seniors, and presentations at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference. This fall, nearly two dozen science students had the opportunity to share their research projects with other scientists and students at the 28th annual Murdock College Science Research Program Conference in Vancouver, Washington.

  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries Encourages Students to Take an Honest Look at ‘Hard History’
    Campus News

    December 3, 2019 It’s important to study history, the old saying goes, because history tends to repeat itself. If we study the past, we can avoid repeating our mistakes. When it comes to America’s history with slavery, Hasan Kwame Jeffries thinks we still have plenty of reflection and work to do.

  • Ross Eustis '11 Launches Bay Area Label Slow & Steady Records
    The San Francisco Chronicle

    December 3, 2019 A Chemistry major at Whitman and recipient of the Watson Fellowship, Eustis, who plays the trumpet, studied transnational dialects of jazz in Sweden, India, South Africa, Brazil and Japan after college. He now works as the digital projects manager for SFJazz Center.

  • Meet Our Whitties: Maddy Mellema ’21
    Campus News

    December 2, 2019 Meet Our Whitties is an occasional feature produced by the Office of Communications. It features a Q&A with students from across Whitman College.

  • Whitman Voices Win Top Honors in Regional Singing Competition
    Campus News

    December 2, 2019 A team of Whitman voice students and teachers traveled to Central Washington University for the annual National Association of the Teachers of Singing (NATS) regional competition. Four Whitties advanced to the final round of this prestigious singing competition with three singers placing first in their categories and one placing second.

  • First-Year Writing Program Recognized for Improving Student Success
    Campus News

    November 25, 2019 Whitman College is celebrating the success of its first-year writing assessment program, which has received the 2019 Beacon Award for Excellence in Student Achievement and Success from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

  • Chris Bromley '97 Combines Knowledge of Law and Water to Benefit Ski Resort
    Campus News

    November 25, 2019 Many people never think twice about where water comes from - it falls from the sky, it is easily available through any faucet, and it covers 71% of the globe. It seems a nearly infinite resource. Chris Bromley '97 knows it's not - and as a water rights attorney, it's his job to help individuals and businesses find the balance of the many demands on water.

  • Professor Michelle Janning and Caitlyn Collins '08 Provide Sociological Perspective on Single Parenthood

    November 25, 2019 Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning and Caitlyn Collins '08, an assistant professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, were interviewed about the double standards implicit in societal perceptions of single mothers as compared to single fathers.

  • Over 40 Whitties Receive Prestigious Honors for 2018-2019
    Campus News

    November 21, 2019 More than 40 students and alumni from Whitman College received fellowships, grants or scholarships from prestigious programs during the 2018-2019 academic year. The recipients are also among the college’s most diverse: more than 40 percent represent first-generation students or those from diverse background, according to Keith Raether, director of the Office of Fellowships and Grants.

  • Professor Rachel George Discusses Rise of Exclamation Point
    How Stuff Works

    November 20, 2019 George, an assistant professor of anthropology who studies linguistics and digital media, also notes that the rise of the exclamation point may be tied to the fact that research indicates young women and young people of color are linguistic innovators.

  • Professor Janet Davis on How to Welcome Women to Computer Science
    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    November 18, 2019 Associate Professor and Microsoft Chair of Computer Science Janet Davis, founding chair of Whitman's computer science department, offers five ways to help women feel more at home in computer science classes.

  • Remembering Walla Walla Foundry Owner Mark Anderson '78
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    November 17, 2019 A celebration of life will be Saturday, Nov. 23, with a 4 p.m. service at Cordiner Hall and a reception to follow in the Reid Center Young Ballroom.

  • President Kathleen Murray Shares Community Engagement Success
    My Columbia Basin

    November 13, 2019 Whitman's president spoke to host Dan Thesman on the Grapeline Podcast about the ways Whitman students get off campus and interact with local businesses and non-profits in the community.

  • Henniger Scholarship Provides Helping Hand for First-Generation Students
    Campus News

    November 6, 2019 When Mike Henniger '70 graduated in 1966 from Richland High School in Richland, Washington, he wasn't sure what was next. "I was one of those high school grads who didn't have a clue in the sense that I didn't know where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do," he said. He may have been fuzzy about his future, but Henniger was certain of one thing: He loved football.

  • W Club Support of Assistant Coaches Elevates Blues Athletics
    Campus News

    November 6, 2019 Tommy Richards believes failure is key to success. "It's about taking risks and getting out of your comfort zone," said Richards, Whitman assistant baseball coach. "I try to take that same approach with the team. I want to make sure we're challenging them to the point they're failing and getting out of their comfort zone."

  • Broze Scholarship for First-Generation Students Supports Boundless Curiosity
    Campus News

    November 6, 2019 When it came to higher education, Vincent "Jay" Broze '69 and Diana Cochener Broze '69 came from very different backgrounds. In Diana's family, the Quaker tradition meant that even her great-great-grandmother went to college.

  • Chris McDade Internship Endowment Honors a Life of Meaning and Purpose
    Campus News

    November 6, 2019 After Chris McDade died in September 2018, Sandy wanted to create a tribute to her at Whitman that recognized her passion for nonprofit work and volunteerism. He established the Chris McDade Internship Endowment to support students interested in careers in community service. The endowment funds summer internships at nonprofit organizations for students who apply to the Whitman Internship Grant program.