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  • Jerry Hillis '61 Happy to Support College that Supported Him
    Campus News

    August 22, 2019 Jerry Hillis '61 knows the difference that scholarships can make for students. One made a difference for him. "I came from a very poor family," said Hillis. "I thought the only way I could go to college was on an athletics scholarship."

  • Summer Internship at Voz Shows Senior Different Paths to Activism
    Campus News

    August 21, 2019 As a first-year at Whitman, Mayrangela Cervantes '20 knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Her ambition for legal defense led her to join Whitman's Borders as Methods (BAM) Club, a group that advocates for immigration reform and immigrant rights.

  • Summer Research Project Examines Feminism and Email Plug-In
    Campus News

    August 19, 2019 Buyaki Nyatichi '20 and Associate Professor Janet Davis, chair of computer science, spent summer 2019 looking at the Gmail plug-in "Just Not Sorry." By studying the extension that aims to help women express confidence and feminist and linguistic literature, their studying how the tool relates to contemporary feminist values.

  • Whitman Featured in Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges
    Campus News

    August 15, 2019 The education services company recognized Whitman as being among "Best Western Colleges," "Colleges That Pay You Back" and "Green Colleges."

  • Whitman Named to Kiplinger "Best Value" Colleges
    Campus News

    August 15, 2019 Kiplinger editors identified top schools using factors such as SAT or ACT scores, admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratio and graduation rate, as well as cost and financial aid.

  • Whitman Among Top 25 Schools in the West

    August 15, 2019 Whitman joins colleges and universities such as Stanford, Caltech and Pomona in the publication's 2019 rankings.

  • Lazaro Carrion '07 Finds Calling at Intersection of Technology and Education
    Campus News

    August 5, 2019 Latin American studies and sociology major Lazaro Carrion '07 is a project director at Cyborg Mobile, a technology and management consultancy in the Seattle area.

  • VIDEO: Internship Grant Makes Watershed Experience Possible for Tivon Sadowsky '20
    Campus News

    August 1, 2019 Geology and environmental studies major Tivon Sadowsky '20 is spending the summer interning at the nonprofit group Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council in Milton Freewater, Oregon. His internship was made possible by the Student Engagement Center's Whitman Internship Grant.

  • Three New Trustees Join Whitman College Board
    Campus News

    August 1, 2019 Whitman College has appointed three new members to its board of trustees: Peter T. Lewis '81, Nathaniel R. (Nate) Miles, the father of NaShuntae Pleasant-Miles '03, and Dana M. Reid '89.

  • Hal Hunt '55 Believes in Sharing the Gift of Whitman
    Campus News

    July 31, 2019 Hal Hunt ’55 believes strongly in the quality of the education he received at Whitman and the positive influence he’s seen it have on so many other students — and his own family.

  • Chemistry Majors Dive into Quantum Particles through Summer Research Grant
    Campus News

    July 30, 2019 This summer, three Whitman chemistry majors are gaining hands-on laboratory experience researching quantum dot nanocrystals — particles that can emit and absorb light based on quantum mechanics — with Assistant Professor Mark Hendricks.

  • Meet Our Whitties: Alex Coleman '22
    Campus News

    July 29, 2019 Meet Our Whitties is an occasional feature produced by the Office of Communications. This month's featured student is Alex Coleman '22 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • VIDEO: Rebecca Gotz '14 Pursues Passion for Creativity at Zulily
    Campus News

    July 23, 2019 When alumna Becca Gotz '14 graduated from Whitman she wanted to do something creative. This creative drive landed her in Seattle, Washington as an editorial stylist for Zulily, a global online retailer.

  • VIDEO: Lizbeth Llanes Marcias '21 Explores Law Career through Summer Internship
    Campus News

    July 22, 2019 Spanish and sociology major Lizbeth Llanes Macias '21 is spending the summer interning at Hernandez Immigration Law firm in Walla Walla, Washington. Her internship is being funded by the Student Engagement Center's Whitman Internship Grant. As a first-generation student, Macias discovered the grant opportunity while attending Whitman's Summer Fly-In Program.

  • Barbara and Sandy McClinton Find Joy in Supporting College Together
    Campus News

    July 17, 2019 When Barbara (Sweany) McClinton ’69 was living in the residence halls at Whitman College, there was only one phone per section. The women whose rooms were near the phone were in charge of answering it and calling down the hall to whomever the call was for.

  • Whitman Community Remembers Kyle Martz
    Campus News

    July 12, 2019 The Whitman College community mourns the loss of Martz, the victim of a homicide on July 8, 2019. Since 2015, Martz had served as the college’s international student and scholar advisor.

  • Goats Converge on Campus to Clear Unwanted Vegetation
    Campus News

    July 8, 2019 About 435 goats are spending a week as welcome guests of Whitman College. Their objective? Graze about two acres of land near the school's athletic complex. This is the first time Whitman has used goats for vegetation management.

  • Attorney Claire Noone '11 Provides Legal Aid for Asyulum Seekers
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent

    July 2, 2019 She has traveled to the border on numerous occasions over the last year to offer pro bono legal assistance to refugees fleeing from Central America's violent Northern Triangle that includes El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Working with the nonprofit organization Al Otro Lado ("the other side"), Noone plans to visit Tijuana, Mexico, twice this month to deliver letters of support to families awaiting asylum decisions.

  • Seeing the Big Picture of Diversity and Inclusion
    Campus News

    June 26, 2019 Thomas Witherspoon, Whitman’s incoming vice president of diversity and inclusion, will focus on providing leadership in advancing and ensuring an inclusive learning community, serve as a member of the president's cabinet, and help students, faculty and staff envision ways to create a positive experience for every member of the Whitman community.

  • Sherwood Trust Extends Whitman Legacy with 2019 Core Grant
    Campus News

    June 26, 2019 A 2019 Core Grant from the Sherwood Trust will enable Whitties to gain an understanding of and practice in nonprofit consulting.