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  • Video: Dio de los Muertos Festival
    Campus News

    November 2, 2018 Whitman College students, faculty and community members participated in the 2018 Dio de los Muertos Festival in downtown Walla Walla.

  • Giving Voice to Songs and Stories about Freedom
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    November 1, 2018 Dorothy Mukasa ’19 and Esther Ra ’19 are not only roommates and friends, they’re also the creative minds behind this year’s Freedom Songs concert and zine. Both venues — onstage and in print — provide safe spaces for Whitties to voice their thoughts on issues of race, privilege and different forms of oppression.

  • ‘Robot-proof' Your Work Future
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    October 31, 2018 Whether you are worried about artificial intelligence or eagerly awaiting the day when you can zip across town in your hovercraft like George Jetson, now is the time to see how your skills stack up against the rising robot class.

  • VIDEO: Ashley Trout '03 Pursues Social Justice through Wine
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    October 31, 2018 Whitman alumna Ashley Trout '03 has been a winemaker in the Walla Walla Valley for nearly half of her life. Starting her journey in the wine industry just a week into her college career, Trout talks about what she learned from Whitman during her time on campus and her journey to starting Vital Wines and Brook and Bull Cellars.

  • Psychologist Finds Similarities in Animal and Human Brain Function
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    October 29, 2018 What can dogs, dolphins and sea lions teach us about the human brain? More than you might think, according to research by Peter Cook, a psychology professor at New College of Florida.

  • Cleveland Commons Offers New Gourmet Dining Options
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    October 29, 2018 Cleveland Commons, the new 500-seat dining hall on the campus of Whitman College, opened its doors Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. Featuring a marketplace layout and globally inspired menu, Cleveland Commons provides an ultra-modern food court environment for Whitman students, faculty, staff and the surrounding Walla Walla community.

  • Comic Books Can Be a Useful Tool in the Classroom
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    October 26, 2018 Comic books can have many benefits for improving children’s literacy and identity, according to Andréa Gilroy, a Pro Tempore instructor from the University of Oregon.

  • Science Outreach Program Engages Elementary Students with STEM Principles
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    October 24, 2018 On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, Whitman College hosted Science Night at Berney Elementary as part of the college's Science Outreach program. Science stations were led by Whitman students and Berney volunteers and engaged the students with STEM principles.

  • Annual Dia de los Muertos Community Festival Enters Sixth Year
    Campus News

    October 24, 2018 For six years Whitman College and the community of Walla Walla have come together to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. This year's festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Downtown Farmer's Market, 106 W. Main St.

  • Environmental Writer Uses Humor to Examine Meaning in Landscapes
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    October 19, 2018 Writer, humorist, environmentalist and self-described “desert rat” Michael Branch has been invited to Whitman to read excerpts from his latest book “How to Cuss in Western: And Other Missives from the High Desert” released by Shambhala/Roost Books.

  • Sociology Professor on "Romantic Marketplace" of Ghostwritten Love Letters

    October 16, 2018 In an article on the significance of love letters, Raymond and Elsie DeBurgh Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning explained how "paying for a [professionally composed or ghostwritten] love letter shows that people feel pressure to 'prove' their romantic worth to society" through the written word in much the same way as they would by buying a box of chocolates. In Janning's book, Love Letters: Saving Romance in the Digital Age, she found that 88 percent of the more than 800 people surveyed said that they keep the love notes they receive as mementos.

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

  • Politics Professor Reacts to State Death Penalty Ruling

    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.

  • Fall Composers Concert Features Student Compositions
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    October 12, 2018 Oct. 14 performance features new work written by Whitman College students.

  • Whitman Welcomes Back Hundreds of Alumni for Reunion Weekend
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    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.

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Aaron Blank '01 Finds Career in Audio Book Industry
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    October 10, 2018 Aaron Blank '01 is an Executive Producer at Penguin Random House Audio in New York City, NY. Aaron graduated from Whitman in 2001 with a degree in Theatre.

  • Andjelkovic Lecture Series Welcomes Indrani Sigamany
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    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.

  • Whitman Welcomes Liberal Arts Diversity Officers for LADO Meeting
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    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.

  • Author Peter Donahue Visits as Part of Visiting Writer’s Series
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    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,”