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  • Award-Winning Journalist Discusses Climate Change and Border Issues Oct. 18
    Campus News

    October 15, 2018 Award-winning independent journalist and author Todd Miller visits Whitman as part of the 2018-2019 Henry M. Jackson lecture in international relations, and discusses his book Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security.

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  • Politics Professor Reacts to State Death Penalty Ruling
    OPB

    October 15, 2018 The Washington State Supreme Court recently became the third high court in the nation to abolish the death penalty, with justices declaring capital punishment "invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner." Baker Ferguson Chair of Politics and Leadership Timothy Kaufman-Osborn has studied the death penalty for decades and his research has been cited by the Washington State Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court. He shared his expertise with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.

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  • Fall Composers Concert Features Student Compositions
    Campus News

    October 12, 2018 Oct. 14 performance features new work written by Whitman College students.

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  • Whitman Welcomes Back Hundreds of Alumni for Reunion Weekend
    Campus News

    October 12, 2018 Spanning four days, dozens of locations on- and off-campus and more than 875 alumni and guests, Reunion Weekend 2018 at Whitman College was a tremendous success.

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  • Sheehan Gallery Hosts Surprise Artist Talk with Photographer Safidy Andrian
    Campus News

    October 12, 2018 On Oct. 2, the Sheehan Gallery hosted a surprise artist talk with photographer and humanitarian Safidy Andrian.

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  • Andjelkovic Lecture Series Welcomes Indrani Sigamany
    Campus News

    October 9, 2018 Indrani Sigamany '80 will discuss “Social Justice in a Globalized World: Building a Rights-Based Career” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in the Hunter Conservatory’s Kimball Theatre as part of the 2018 Sava and Danica Andjelkovic Endowed Lecture.

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  • Whitman Welcomes Liberal Arts Diversity Officers for LADO Meeting
    Campus News

    October 9, 2018 Members of the consortium Liberal Arts Diversity Officers, or LADO, met at Whitman Oct. 8-9, 2018, to discuss how issues facing their colleges today, including building bridges with professional organizations, becoming systematically proactive before issues arise, effectively using data and brainstorming solutions.

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  • Author Peter Donahue Visits as Part of Visiting Writer’s Series
    Campus News

    October 9, 2018 Author Peter Donahue will visit Whitman this week as part of the English department’s Visiting Writer’s Series, where he will read excerpts from his latest novel “Three Sides Water,”

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  • Herpetologist Kate Jackson on Cannibalism Among Male Cobras
    National Geographic

    October 3, 2018 The associate professor of biology and snake expert commented on a new study showing that male cobras consume smaller rivals more often than previously thought. She added, "Too much of what is known of the diets of snakes in the wild is based only on lists of prey items obtained from field guides," rather than through observation.

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  • College Steps Up Emergency Preparedness Training
    Campus News

    September 25, 2018 This fall, Whitman College is finalizing a revised emergency preparedness plan designed to improve response during a number of potential events, from weather-related incidents and natural disasters to human-caused crisis. The process began in December 2017, when the President's Cabinet set as a priority for the year the reviewing and updating the existing emergency preparedness plan and ensuring the campus community knew what to do in the event of a crisis.

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  • Whitman Excels in U.S. News and World Report Rankings
    Campus News

    September 20, 2018 Whitman was featured in U.S. News and World Report's rankings of best colleges released earlier this month.

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  • Texture and Textiles on Display at Sheehan Gallery
    Campus News

    September 19, 2018 This fall the Sheehan Gallery presents two exhibits that explore artistry through the medium of fabric and textiles.

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  • Annual Instant Play Festival Hits the Stage Saturday
    Campus News

    September 17, 2018 On Sept. 22, 2018, Whitman’s Instant Play Festival will grace the stage of Harper Joy Theatre. This showcase features 14 new plays that are written, directed and performed within a 24-hour period. In the three weeks leading up to the event, participating students are treated to three visiting playwrights who with work the student writers to develop their skills.

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  • Jessica Cook '00 Stewards Walla Walla Community College Foundation
    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    September 16, 2018 An art history major at Whitman, she now serves as executive director of the Walla Walla Community College Foundation, which generates about $1 million annually for student scholarships and emergency assistance.

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  • State Supreme Court Justices Visit Whitman
    Campus News

    September 14, 2018 Whitman College students, faculty and staff members, and Walla Walla residents had the rare opportunity to see justice in action Sept. 10–11, 2018, when Washington’s highest-ranking judges visited the campus for two days of candid discussion and education about the legal process.

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  • Sophie Lucido Johnson '08 First in 2018-19 Visiting Writers Series
    Campus News

    September 10, 2018 Interview with Sophie Johnson

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  • Whitman Politics Professor Cited on Midterm Elections
    The Atlantic

    September 3, 2018 According to Associate Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey, both Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and her challenger, Lisa Brown, are emphasizing their motherhood and femininity in the race, but in different ways.

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  • New Sophomore Residence Hall Opens its Doors
    Campus News

    August 28, 2018 This fall, 150 sophomores have a brand-new place to call home: Stanton Hall, the first student residence built on campus in nearly 50 years. Cleveland Commons, a 500-seat dining facility expected to open its doors later this semester, represents yet another cornerstone of the Living at Whitman Initiative, launched by the Board of Trustees in 2015.

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  • Video: Parents Reflect During Move-in 2018
    Campus News

    August 27, 2018 Parents of the Class of 2022 share their hopes and dreams for their students.

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  • State Supreme Court to Hold Community Visit, Hear Cases at Whitman College
    Campus News

    August 27, 2018 For more than a decade, the Court has heard cases "on the road" three times a year in an outreach effort allowing citizens to see the court in action in their local communities. The Court will conduct classroom visits with students throughout the day, ending with a panel discussion moderated by Whitman Professor Paul Apostolidis.

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