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  • VIDEO: President Murray Opens House for Study Break
    Campus News

    December 10, 2018 Each December President Kathy Murray and her partner, Bridget Reischl, open their home to students for a pre-finals study break. This year's event, held Sunday, Dec. 9, featured a chili bar, decorate-your-own sugar cookies and festive movies. The sugar cookies are made with an old family recipe created by Reischl's mother.

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  • Whitman Staff and Faculty Band Together for Walla Walla Charity
    Campus News

    December 6, 2018 "December is always a great time in Walla Walla," said Neal Christopherson, director of institutional research at Whitman College. "Even if the weather is gloomy and the days are short, there are so many community events, both at Whitman and in Walla Walla, and that helps make the mood around town feel more festive and celebratory."

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  • Samuel Curtis '16 Earns Esteemed Schwarzman Scholarship
    Campus News

    December 6, 2018 Considered China's equivalent of the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholarship was awarded to just 147 students this year out of an applicant pool of more than 2,800. Those selected represent 119 universities and 38 countries, with only 40 percent of recipients originating from the United States.

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  • Whitties Enjoy Memorable Holiday Roadtrip
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    December 6, 2018 Psychology major Gökay Abacı '20, an international student from Turkey, and his friend Harry Kelso '20, a film and media studies major, took an unforgettable Thanksgiving vacation to California. After making a sign explaining that they were in search of a friendly family with whom to spend the holiday, they wound up invited to Thanksgiving dinner with a merry group of writers and musicians they had never met.

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  • Video: Senior Connects Nutrition and Learning through Community Fellowship
    Campus News

    December 5, 2018 Race and ethnic studies major Erina Horikawa '19 is helping to enrich bodies and minds through her one-year fellowship with Walla Walla Valley Farm to School, a local nonprofit organization.

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  • College Offers Deadline Extensions for Wildfire, Earthquake Victims
    Campus News

    December 3, 2018 Whitman College is offering deadline extensions and fee waivers to all high school seniors who have been impacted by the recent wildfires in California and the earthquake in Alaska.

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  • Nina Finley '17 First Whitman Graduate to Win Marshall Scholarship
    Campus News

    December 3, 2018 Nina Finley '17 made school history this week by becoming the first Whitman College graduate to claim a highly competitive Marshall Scholarship. Only 48 candidates were selected as 2019 Marshall Scholars from a field of more than 1,000 applicants.

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  • VIDEO: Assistant Professor Brings Research into the Classroom
    Campus News

    November 29, 2018 Assistant Professor Brit Moss incorporates elements of a NSF-funded collaborative maize project into her synthetic cell biology class. Whitman students taking the class get the opportunity to contribute to scientific research while gaining first-hand experience into the type of research life scientists do in the field.

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  • Alumna and Journalist Shares Secrets of Digging into Public Records
    Campus News

    November 29, 2018 Rachael Alexander ’13 knows a thing or two about government archives and public records. Alexander will discuss “How to Discover Government Secrets and Impress Your Date with the Public Records Act” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in Olin Auditorium.

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  • Youth Movement Propels Pioneering Civics Program
    Campus News

    November 27, 2018 Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) is the pioneering program that leads conversations about civil rights on campus all year long and in participating Walla Walla public schools.

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  • Conversations That Make a Difference
    Campus News

    November 19, 2018 On a recent Friday at Whitman College, students and staff gather in the living room of the Glover Alston Center. As they munch on pizza from Sweet Basil Pizzeria, Daphne Gallegos '19 leads the group in a discussion about hostile attitudes and behaviors that can occur during campus interactions.

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  • Professor Michelle Janning on Socioeconomic Implications of Smart Homes
    Vox

    November 16, 2018 Raymond and Elsie DeBurgh Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning, author of The Stuff of Family Life: How Our Homes Reflect Our Lives, discussed the connotations of high-tech furnishings in so-called smart homes: "Being able to have emptiness in a home, you have to be able to afford this in the first place. Minimalism is only affordable to the affluent," she said.

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  • Exposing the Harmful Rhetoric in Medical Policies of the Past and Present
    Campus News

    November 13, 2018 Rhetoric studies major Kendra Winchester ’18 will present the findings of her thesis project on November 13, 2018 in Olin 129. She will discuss how histories of medicalization and race in America impact ongoing policy, law and social discourses for black communities.

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  • English Professor Explores Themes of Debut Essay Collection
    Los Angeles Review of Books

    November 13, 2018 Assistant Professor of English Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel, who teaches creative writing at Whitman, spoke about her new work "Fear Icons," which won the inaugural Gournay Prize at Ohio State University’s Mad Creek Books.

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  • Whitman College Begins Process of Divestment from Fossil Fuels
    Campus News

    November 12, 2018 The Whitman College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to begin the process of reducing investment in fossil fuels as part of a comprehensive commitment to sustainability.

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  • Harmony in the Valley: How Whitman Partners With Local Music Scene
    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    November 12, 2018 As the holidays approach, few traditions are as time-honored as families gathering to enjoy good music together. With annual favorites like the Feast of Carols on the horizon, Walla Walla is the perfect place to do so — and not just now, but all year round, as musicians from the college and community come together in countless ways.

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  • Reporter Reveals Humanity amid Conflict in the Middle East
    Campus News

    November 9, 2018 Journalist Nathan Jeffay has reported from the front lines of the Israeli-Arab conflict, a region fraught with political and religious unrest. But the lessons he has learned there have given him invaluable experience about the paradoxical sides of humanity.

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  • Acquiring a Taste for the History and Science of Wine
    Campus News

    November 8, 2018 Wine is more than bouquet, color and flavor. Inside every bottle there's also science, history and marketing myths, according to journalist and author Kevin Begos.

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  • Meditation Provides Students a Path to Better Health, Mindfulness
    Campus News

    November 8, 2018 When incorporated into one's daily routine, meditation can boost energy and mental focus, reduce anxiety, strengthen the immune system and ensure more restorative sleep - the very keys college students need to succeed.

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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.

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