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  • Whitman hosts 2018 Hosokawa lecture, awards
    Campus News

    April 19, 2018 The lecture was sponsored by the Hosokawa Journalism Endowment, established in 2000 in honor of Robert R. Hosokawa '40. As part of the event, the Hosokawa Family Foundation also funds a journalism contest for the staff of Whitman's student newspaper.

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  • Adam Michel '12 appears on Heritage Foundation panel
    C-SPAN

    April 17, 2018 A politics major at Whitman, the policy analyst earned his masters in economics from George Mason University, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. He focuses on tax policy and the federal budget with an emphasis on the economics of taxation and international tax competition. The panel consisted of scholars and attorneys debating the implications of a South Dakota law imposing sales tax on out-of-state internet businesses with no physical presence in the state. The Supreme Court heard oral argument on the constitutionality of the law in South Dakota v. Wayfair.

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  • Walla Walla named No. 1 Small City Road Trip Destination
    Travelocity

    April 15, 2018 A college town known for its charming main street, rolling wheat fields and famous sweet onions, Walla Walla topped the list of 10 Best Small City Road Trip Destinations. The community was also recently crowned friendliest small town in America by Rand McNally and USA Today.

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  • Reza Darvish '21 extols virtues of outdoor leadership
    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    April 15, 2018 The pre-engineering major from Miami recently returned from a weeklong hiking trip in the Utah Canyonlands, where Whitman students learned wilderness skills, environmental ethics, risk management and more with the help of their instructor. He now hopes to secure an internship with AmeriCorps Conservation or the Bureau of Land Management.

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  • Whitman receives Tree Campus USA recognition
    Campus News

    April 10, 2018 The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.

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  • Whitman geology professor presents at volcanic wines conference
    Seattle PI

    April 9, 2018 Professor of Geology Kevin Pogue, a terroir expert, was part of the first annual International Volcanic Wines Conference on March 27 in New York City. Guests sampled wines from more than 50 wineries from 16 different volcanic wine regions.

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  • Walla Walla in the national spotlight
    Vogue

    April 6, 2018 Whitman's southeastern Washington home has been making a big name for itself, growing from a small wheat farming community at the foot of the Blue Mountains to a world class travel destination.

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  • Whitman to host Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
    Campus News

    April 4, 2018 Ferguson, who seized the national spotlight last year by filing a lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration's first travel ban, will visit Whitman on Friday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m.

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  • Whitman anthropologist on preserving Poland's primeval forest
    Reuters

    March 25, 2018 Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies Eunice Blavascunas weighs in on large-scale logging operations in Białowieża, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest remaining part of an ancient forest that once stretched across much of Europe. Blavascunas has studied conservation politics in new nature preserves in Poland for more than 15 years.

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  • Whitman admission director advises applicants
    The Seattle Times

    March 23, 2018 According to Adam Miller, Whitman's director of admission, "We want to see applicants demonstrate academic challenge, but also have rich and fulfilling lives outside of the classroom. Applicants should pursue things that grab their interest and attention. We call that 'passion.'"

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  • Netflix acquires film by director Annie Howell '90
    Tampa Bay Newswire

    March 22, 2018 An English major, she attended New York University's film program, the Screenwriters Colony and IFP's Emerging Narrative, and teaches in the graduate film program at the City College of New York. She recently sold the rights to "Little Boxes" (2016). Her new film is "Claire in Motion."

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  • Biochemist Charles Denby '05 brews hops-free beer
    The New York Times

    March 20, 2018 A biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology major at Whitman, Denby earned his doctorate in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. His idea to brew beer without hops stemmed from his research on creating a sustainable fuel source from terpenes, plant molecules that can mimic the taste of hops. Hops are a resource-intensive crop, requiring large amounts of water and sunlight to grow.

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  • Daphne Gallegos '19 named Newman Civic Fellow
    Campus News

    March 16, 2018 Biology and French major Daphne Gallegos ’19 of Pasco, Washington, has earned a prestigious fellowship from Campus Compact. Awarded annually, the Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes recipients’ commitment to social change.

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  • Whitman math professor honored for advocacy
    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    March 16, 2018 Professor of Mathematics Albert Schueller serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Walla Walla and Columbia counties. CASA volunteers work with children ages 12 and younger who have been removed from their homes due to safety or health concerns and make recommendations to the court based on their observations.

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  • Andrew Schwartz '18 pens letter to the editor on Heidegger
    The New Yorker

    March 12, 2018 The philosophy major argues that German thinker Martin Heidegger's ideas remain provocative despite his political affiliations. "If you want to understand what is going on when someone gives you bad vibes, or why that couch just doesn’t work in that corner, Heidegger might be able to help," he writes.

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  • Blues season comes to a close
    Campus News

    March 10, 2018 Saturday night Whitman College men’s basketball season came to a close one round shy of the Final Four.

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  • Whitman win sends Blues to the Elite 8
    Campus News

    March 9, 2018 Whitman College men’s basketball defeated University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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  • DREAMer Alejandro Fuentes Mena '13 commended on senate floor
    C-SPAN

    March 7, 2018 U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) shared the pscyhology major and Teach for America member's story as part of his ongoing advocacy on behalf of DACA recipients.

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  • Emily Wigley '82 lobbies for fewer restrictions on food trucks
    Seattle Weekly

    March 7, 2018 An art history major, she owns and operates the Orca Eats food truck on Vashon Island, and serves on the advisory board for the Washington Food Truck Association. The law Wigley helped pass allows food to be prepped, stored and cooked right in the food trucks rather than only in brick-and-mortar kitchens.

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  • Attendees learn many lessons about Power & Privilege
    Campus News

    March 2, 2018 Whitman students, faculty and staff explored urgent topics ranging from race and gender to identity and rights at the fifth annual student-run Power & Privilege Symposium.

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