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  • Why Whitman College Sends Onions to Incoming Students
    The Spokesman Review

    July 30, 2017 A closer look at Walla Walla (and Whitman's) onions traditions

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  • Summer fly-in program soars past participation record
    Campus News

    July 27, 2017 Over two sessions in June and July, a record 61 new Whitties from 15 states took part in Whitman’s Summer Fly-in Program. The program is designed for incoming first years from first-generation, working-class or under-resourced backgrounds, and it has become an integral part of Whitman’s pre-semester orientation since its introduction in 2015.

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  • Summer construction projects build a better campus
    Campus News

    July 20, 2017 This summer, construction projects across campus are maintaining and improving living and working spaces for the whole Whitman community. Here is a look at just a few of the projects underway.

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  • Whitman scholar-athlete Kendall Dunovant '18 featured in PGA video
    PGA

    July 19, 2017 Dunvant talks about finding success in her sport while following in her dads footsteps

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  • Faculty members appointed Garrett Fellows
    Campus News

    July 17, 2017 The fellowships are awarded to faculty members at the assistant or associate professor rank and recognize excellence in teaching, research and service. Garrett Fellows also receive a stipend from the Paul Garrett Whitman College Trust to support continued scholarship.

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  • Whitties receive top fellowships and grants
    Campus News

    July 13, 2017 In another successful season for fellowships and grants, Whitman students and graduates netted 32 of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships and awards.

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  • Whitman earns EPA award for green power use
    Campus News

    July 10, 2017 Whitman College ranked at the top of the Northwest Conference during the 2016-17 College and University Green Power Challenge. Run by the Environmental Protection Energy (EPA), the voluntary program encourages organizations to commit to renewable energy sources as a way to cut back on the environmental impacts associated with electricity use.

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  • Whitman alumnae awarded NSF research fellowships
    Campus News

    July 7, 2017 Nevé Baker ’15 and Hanna Kahl ’11 are among only 2,000 recipients this year out of the 13,000 who applied to the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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  • Literary connections: lunch with Alexander Maksik '95
    Campus News

    July 5, 2017 Twenty-five years may separate their time at Whitman, but acclaimed author Alexander Maksik ’95 and Bashar Haidar ’20 found plenty to talk about when they met to discuss Maksik’s novel You Deserve Nothing.

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  • Three Whitties receive Critical Language Scholarships
    Campus News

    June 29, 2017 Young Whitties venture to Indonesia, Morocco and India this summer, thanks to Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State.

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  • More than 20 faculty members receive promotions
    Campus News

    June 26, 2017 Faculty members who received contract renewals, tenure and promotion to full professor answered questions about their areas of expertise, what they love about Whitman and what they do in the community.

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  • Men Making Meals program promotes intergenerational learning
    Campus News

    June 22, 2017 Men Making Meals is part of the CIC’s Intergenerational Connections program, which is supported by the AARP and fosters positive relationships between college students and older adults.

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  • Whitman’s Heather Ashley Hayes on the rhetoric of terrorism
    Campus News

    June 19, 2017 In her book "Violent Subjects and Rhetorical Cartography in the Age of the Terror Wars," Professor Heather Ashely Hayes examines the rise of the U.S. armed drone program, the power of political rhetoric and the ways in which governments and citizens turn to violence as a response to, or product of, the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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  • Professor Emeritus Dick Thomassen passes away
    Campus News

    June 16, 2017 Richard “Dick” Thomassen, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science and an educator known for his dedication to students, faculty governance and the 3-2 Engineering Program, died on June 7 in Walla Walla.

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  • Whitman tennis teams serve up smash seasons
    Campus News

    June 15, 2017 The Whitman College women’s and men’s tennis teams aced this season, with both squads advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship tournament in Claremont, California, in May.

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  • Whitman summer internship grants break several school records
    Campus News

    June 12, 2017 A record 130 students received Whitman Internship Grants this summer. The program began in 1999 and provides financial support for students who arrange their own unpaid internships at for-profit and nonprofit organizations within the United States and around the world.

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  • Hollywood pays tribute to Adam West
    Campus News

    June 12, 2017 Praise poured in over the weekend from the entertainment world about the performance legacy of Adam West (William West Anderson) '51, best known as the titular superhero on "Batman."

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  • Adam West ’51, TV’s Batman, died Friday
    Campus News

    June 10, 2017 Adam West (William West Anderson ’51) died Friday night in Los Angeles, according to multiple news reports.

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  • Moving out and helping out
    Campus News

    June 8, 2017 Hundreds of Whitman students continued the tradition by donating thousands of pounds of usable essentials to area charitable organizations during move-out week in May, including to the YWCA, Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Goodwill, Blue Mountain Humane Society, Helpline and Better Together.

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  • Whitman professor quoted in article on math and gender
    The New York Times

    June 6, 2017 Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlke talked to The New York Times recently about her research on single-sex education for an article titled "No Such Thing as a Math Person." She was the first author of a 2014 meta-analysis representing the testing of 1.6 million students and says the popular idea that boys and girls learn differently is not upheld by neuroscientific literature.

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