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  • Assistant Professor of Psychology Tom Armstrong Discusses Anxiety Disorders During Lockdown
    Mashable

    April 5, 2020 "Even when we're not in the middle of a pandemic, most people with anxiety disorders grapple with trying to distinguish between excessive fears to threats that aren't real, or what's called false alarms," explained Armstrong, who researches anxiety-related disorders and phobias. "Now we're being told those fears that once seemed irrational are rational. The alarm isn't false."

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  • Spring Semester Re-Launches with Focus on Online Learning
    Campus News

    March 31, 2020 In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, on March 12, 2020, President Kathleen Murray announced that Whitman would move to online learning for the remainder of spring semester. With classes restarting March 30, Whitman’s faculty and staff had only two weeks to move their material and prepare students — and themselves — for the unprecedent shift.

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  • Supportive Environment Leads to Success for Alpine Skiers
    Campus News

    March 30, 2020 The Alpine Ski Team is one of seven club sports at Whitman College. The team isn’t only lifelong skiers like Hoffman and Carron, many of the athletes started racing in college. The night before a race, the team will sit down and talk about their goals for the race day ahead.

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  • Associate Professor Jim Russo Talks About Social Distancing and COVID-19
    Campus News

    March 27, 2020 Jim Russo, an associate professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB) at Whitman College and an expert in infectious diseases, talks about the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Gregory Glenn '77 Leads Lab Team Developing COVID-19 Vaccine
    KLAS - 8 News Now

    March 27, 2020 The head of research and development for Pharma-Tech Lab, NOVAVAX, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, Gregory Glenn '77 and his team have joined scientists all around the world who are committed to fast-tracking a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

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  • Emerging Entrepreneur Matt Dittrich '12 Launches New Search Fund
    Yale School of Management

    March 26, 2020 The Whitman politics major and 2018 graduate of the Yale School of Management is kick-starting his career with the formation of Blue Wood Capital, a search fund aimed at acquiring a business he will lead as CEO.

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  • Walla Walla Offers Plentiful Opportunities Over Summer Months
    Campus News

    March 25, 2020 This spring's summer job fair is going virtual. A smaller, in-person fair was held in early March, but throughout the spring, employers and organizations looking for volunteers, interns or paid employees will set up virtual info sessions through the SEC. The events will be held on Handshake, Whitman’s online platform for jobs an internships. The virtual info sessions make it easy for students finishing the semester remotely to still connect with oppportunities

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  • Whitman Receives Mellon Grant to Support Northwest Five Consortium Initiative to Strengthen Humanities
    Campus News

    March 24, 2020 Whitman College received a new $900,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Northwest Five Consortium’s initiative entitled “Revitalizing the Humanities in the Pacific Northwest through Community Engagement.”

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  • Andy Burnstein ’20 Wants to See More Students ‘Pop the Bubble’
    Campus News

    March 23, 2020 Graduating senior Andy Burnstein ’20 has advice for Whitman College students coming behind him: Get involved in the community. Register to vote in Walla Walla. Give back through local organizations. Be part of the city and culture. “Many Whitman students feel separate from the community, which is really unfortunate,” Burnstein said.

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  • Everybody Needs a Friend: Whitman Friends Brings Elementary School Programs Together
    Campus News

    March 16, 2020 In March 2020, Whitman College, Friends of Children of Walla Walla and the Walla Walla Public School District (WWPS) signed a new letter of understanding to consolidate and strengthen two different mentoring programs to better serve — and reach more — children.

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  • Important Announcement Regarding NCAA Women’s Basketball Sectional
    Campus News

    March 10, 2020 The NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament sectional round games set to be hosted by Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine will be held without spectators due to concerns surrounding the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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  • Students Honored for Campus and Community Engagement
    Campus News

    March 5, 2020 Three Whitman College students are being honored this spring for their outstanding contributions to the college and the greater Walla Walla community through the Campus Compact Presidents’ Civic Leadership Awards and Newman Civic Fellowship programs.

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  • Tech Entrepreneur Jonathan Sposato '89 Acquires Seattle Magazine
    Geekwire

    March 2, 2020 Sposato intends to reinvigorate the 54-year-old publication as a voice for the growing city that has been his longtime home. In a social media post, he said he is buying the magazine “because I do not want it said that in the years when my generation came of age, that Seattle lost its voice. I believe Seattle’s best days lie ahead and Seattle magazine will tell the stories that shape our city for generations to come.”

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  • Associate Professor of Psychology Pavel Blagov Describes Signs of Antisocial Personality Disorder
    Men's Health

    February 28, 2020 Blagov identified indicators of antisocial personality disorder (sometimes referred to as sociopathy) including egocentrism, callousness, manipulativeness, lack of empathy, impulsivity and fearlessness.

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  • Power & Privilege Sessions Grapple with Tough Topics
    Campus News

    February 27, 2020 What is an ally? Who decides? And at what point does allyship become more about the status of being “in” with an affinity group then it does about using your privilege to elevate and protect it? Is the concept of “allyship” itself broken and harmful to those wanting to build coalitions that will advance a more equitable society? These were just some of the many questions that students, staff and faculty at Whitman College grappled with during the 2020 Power & Privilege Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.

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  • Associate Professor of Psychology Pavel Blagov on Bisexuality, Biphobia and Not Feeling "Queer Enough"
    Mashable

    February 27, 2020 Blagov provided his perspective on the psychology underpinning public reaction to celebrity Jameela Jamil's statements on her sexual orientation and the question of not feeling "queer enough."

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  • Whitman Students, Faculty Take Top Honors at Kennedy Center Theater Festival
    Campus News

    February 26, 2020 Whitman College students received recognition for their work in costume, scenic and make-up design, scholarly work and playwriting in February at the Region 7 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Associate Professor and Director of Theater Daniel Schindler also was awarded the Kennedy Center Medallion in recognition of his service and commitment to the KCACTF and its values.

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  • Retired Ambassador Ryan Crocker '71 to Receive 2020 Sylvanus Thayer Award
    West Point

    February 26, 2020 The award will be presented on October 1, 2020, during ceremonies hosted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Crocker’s distinguished diplomatic service spans more than 40 years and includes serving as ambassador to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  • WINcubator Creates Space for Community Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Campus News

    February 25, 2020 On Feb. 21, 2020, Whitman Innovation Network hosted an open house to introduce the WINcubator to the college and Walla Walla community. Located in the basement of the Whitman College Technology Services building on Main and Touchet streets, the project was funded by a $25,000 grant from the Port of Walla Walla, a nonprofit dedicated to tourism and business development in the valley.

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  • Orientation Program Helps First-Year Students Understand New Home in Pasxapa
    Campus News

    February 24, 2020 What does it mean to know a place? It’s a question that Whitman College grapples with introducing to incoming new students each year during orientation. The orientation planners work to provide programming that gives an introduction to the Walla Walla Valley and Whitman College that acknowledges and informs incoming students of the human history of the area.

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