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  • Sophomore Summit Helps Second-Year Students Find Direction
    Campus News

    January 24, 2020 Hosted by the Student Engagement Center (SEC), the 2020 Sophomore Summit brought together more than two dozen students with alumni and community leaders to explore careers and gain professional skills.

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  • Politics Professor Jack Jackson Discusses Impeachment Case
    The East Oregonian

    January 21, 2020 Assistant Professor of Politics Jack Jackson describes the impeachment case against President Trump as "new territory" for the U.S. but adds that the proceedings "may reveal more consensus in the country about the president’s behavior than people imagine ... The partisan spectacle in Congress may, in fact, be obscuring this reality.”

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  • Basketball Player Jaron Kirkley '20 Perseveres as Student-Athlete
    The Centralia Chronicle

    January 21, 2020 At six, Kirkley suffered a seizure that left him unable to read, write and speak for years. Doctors warned he would never be a regular student, but Kirkley, now a geology-environmental studies major at Whitman in addition to a standout on the basketball court, has overcome obstacles with the support of his professors and coaches.

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  • Unity Week Brings Community Together to Focus on Social Justice
    Campus News

    January 16, 2020 The Walla Walla community is invited to join Whitman College in creating positive social change during its inaugural Unity Week events, Jan. 20-24, 2020. It’s a week that brings together community members, leaders in social justice, and college students from Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) and Walla Walla University (WWU) with speakers and workshops aimed at transforming a passion for equality into action.

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  • Psychology Professor Erin Pahlke Discusses Children's Reactions to Elections
    The Christian Science Monitor

    January 14, 2020 Associate Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlk, who co-authored a study last year about kids' reactions to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, said that right now children need some help "thinking through the different politicians’ perspectives and the different policies."

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  • Sheehan Gallery Opens 2020 with Trio of Nature Photography Shows
    Campus News

    January 10, 2020 The new decade is being ushered in at Sheehan Gallery with a trio of nature photography shows, which open at Whitman College’s art gallery on Jan. 31. The larger gallery space will feature “Fire Stories,” an exhibit displaying the photography of John Marshall and the Osborne Panorama Project

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  • International Student Carl Ye ’21 Explores New Cultures at Whitman and Abroad
    Campus News

    December 18, 2019 Carl Ye ’21, a junior from Qingdao, China, will spend spring semester studying abroad in Hungary through the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.

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  • MULTIMEDIA: Marcus Amerman ’81 Pushes Boundaries of Native American Beadwork
    Campus News

    December 16, 2019 Native American beadwork artists Marcus Amerman ’81 pushes the envelope on traditional beadwork by creating realistic pieces based on historic photographs. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Amerman earned a degree in art from Whitman College and often infuses his work with sociopolitical messages.

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  • Internship Provides Marine Biology Opportunities in Desert Climate
    Campus News

    December 11, 2019 A college located 260 miles east of the Pacific Ocean may not be thought as the best environment to pursue studies in marine biology. But biology major Makana Stone ’20 found that despite Walla Walla, Washington’s high desert climate, she was able to find the opportunities she needed to pursue her love of marine science at Whitman College.

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  • VIDEO: Pivot to Politics Lands John Cunnison '95 on Path to Success
    Campus News

    December 11, 2019 When John Cunnison '95 started at Whitman College, he thought he wanted to be a doctor. But in a first-year class with now-Emeritus Professor Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, he discovered politics. Driven by intellectual curiosity, after he earned his bachelor's in politics from Whitman, Cunnison traveled to Kunming, China, to teach English through the Whitman in China Program.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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