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  • Whitman students sing out for social justice
    Campus News

    November 17, 2017 Freedom Songs again harmonized about social justice on Wednesday at Harper Joy Theatre. Check out this photo gallery for glimpses of some of the student singers and spoken-word artists who furthered discussion of diversity and inclusion at Whitman. The annual event also included dance.

  • Whitman students talk turkey about Thanksgiving
    Campus News

    November 16, 2017 Thanksgiving break gives Whitties a hiatus from the end-of-semester academic crunch. Some students plan to unwind at home with family, while others intend to camp, hike, attend a parade, check out a rodeo, run a 10K and go on additional adventures out of town.

  • Lisa Curtis ’10 highlighted by Forbes "30 Under 30"
    Campus News

    November 15, 2017 Forbes has named cofounder and CEO of the Oakland-based company Kuli Kuli Lisa Curtis ’10 to its 2018 “30 Under 30” list for social entrepreneurs.

  • Hooping it up: Men’s basketball ranked No. 1, women No. 6 in preseason poll
    Campus News

    November 14, 2017 The men’s and women’s basketball teams earned top 10 spots in D3hoops.com’s NCAA Division III preseason rankings. After last season’s successful performances, the Blues men ranked No. 1 this preseason—the first time that a Whitman varsity team has kicked off the season at the top of the polls—while the women’s team came in sixth.

  • Freedom Songs returns with expanded roster
    Campus News

    November 13, 2017 Freedom Songs, Whitman College’s annual concert promoting racial justice, extends its reach this year to include a wider range of participants. The event, which features numbers by popular artists of color, takes place at 8 PM on Wednesday at Harper Joy Theatre.

  • Mr. Whitman raises $48,000 for backpack meals program
    Campus News

    November 10, 2017 The money will help more than 300 Walla Walla elementary schoolchildren eligible for free and reduced lunches to receive weekly Backpack Bridge bags filled with two breakfasts, two lunches and two snacks on Fridays.

  • Whitties make a difference in community service once again
    Campus News

    November 9, 2017 Whitman students, along with a handful of parents and siblings, partnered with eight local organizations, such as Catholic Charities and the Sustainable Living Center, and dozens of community members in this national community service event.

  • Whitman hosts Pacific Northwest students of color conference
    Campus News

    November 3, 2017 More than 150 students from 10 institutions in the Pacific Northwest came to Whitman to attend the first Change Now! students of color conference. Some attendees identified as members of other underrepresented groups such as first-generation college students and LGBTQIA+ students.

  • Mr. Whitman contest shoulders backpack meals for elementary schoolchildren
    Campus News

    November 2, 2017 The annual Mr. Whitman fundraising pageant is the one place on campus where senior men can embarrass themselves for a good cause—this year, Blue Mountain Action Council’s weekend backpack program, which provides hundreds of bags of food to Walla Walla elementary schoolchildren eligible for free and reduced lunches.

  • Fall interns serve community needs, learn career skills
    Campus News

    October 31, 2017 A dozen Whitties earn an hourly wage furnished by the Student Engagement Center (SEC) to work between 50 and 70 hours over the course of the semester at a local business or organization.

  • For the second year in a row, a recent Whitman graduate wins national rhetoric award
    Campus News

    October 30, 2017 For the second consecutive year, a Whitman College student earned a top prize in rhetoric from the National Communication Association (NCA). Emma Dulaney ’17 received the James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric Award for “Framing the (Un)Grievable American Citizen: Black Precarity and the Katrina Event.”

  • Whitman assistant professor of sociology writes op-ed about tension between Spain and Catalonia
    Books & Ideas

    October 27, 2017 Alvaro Santana-Acuna examines how tension is playing out on social media

  • Fall Visitors’ Day charms prospective Whitties
    Campus News

    October 26, 2017 For Jocelyn Clark, a senior at Enumclaw (Washington) High School, the top attraction of this year's Fall Visitors' Day at Whitman was sitting in on a Spanish class—a subject she hopes to study in college. She joined about 50 high school juniors and seniors who previewed potential college life at Whitman through class visits, meetings with admission staff and presentations about internships, off-campus studies and more.

  • Master puppeteer to pull a few strings at Whitman
    Campus News

    October 25, 2017 Puppeteer Dan Luce has performed around the world—and, as of this coming weekend—at Whitman College. In advance of his appearances, Luce discussed the art of puppetry and his relationship with puppets.

  • American Foundation for the Blind CEO Kirk Adams ’83 shares success story
    Campus News

    October 23, 2017 From making 50 cold calls per day as a young municipal bond salesman to becoming president and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Kirk Adams ’83 shared his inspirational life trajectory with other Whitties during a campus lecture late last month.

  • Whitman assistant professor says wildfire effects differ based on income
    The Mercury News

    October 22, 2017 Sociology Prof. Alissa Cordner pens op-ed on Northern California Wildfires

  • Video: Jillian Briglia '19 on Northwest Film Center internship
    Campus News

    October 19, 2017 Jillian Briglia '19 leveraged her film and media studies major to attain technical skills, experience and networking opportunities as an intern at the Northwest Film Center in Portland.

  • Alumni discuss how to land jobs at Amazon like they did
    Campus News

    October 18, 2017 Amazon employees Austin Biehl ’16 and Sam Reddy ’17 prove that a liberal arts education opens numerous employment doors after graduation. Biehl, a recruiter for the international consumer and Kindle content team, and Reddy, a treasury analyst in the capital markets team, return to campus to discuss their burgeoning careers at noon on Friday at Reid Campus Center, room G02. A free lunch will be provided for the first 30 attendees.

  • Acclaimed author and English instructor Ana Maria Spagna gives reading
    Campus News

    October 17, 2017 Spagna, who specializes in creative nonfiction, is the former M.F.A. program director at Antioch University and the author of six books, including Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus: A Daughter's Civil Rights Journey.

  • Whitman geology professor and class featured in Wine Spectator
    Wine Spectator

    October 17, 2017 Professor Kevin Pogue invites editor to speak to terroir class