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  • 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.

  • Finding Their Voice
    Whitman Magazine

    Kaitie Dong ’18 and Cassandra Otero ’18 share more than having lived in the same section in Anderson Hall as first years. They also advocate for social justice—and move the bar forward in significant ways.

  • 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.

  • Whitman Adds Creative Writing Minor
    Whitman Magazine

    As of the 2017-18 academic year, Whitman students who aspire to be novelists, poets and essayists will be able to earn a new creative writing minor—the college’s 34th (along with 46 majors).

  • 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.

  • From the Gridiron to the Stage to the Page
    Whitman Magazine

    How to define Dirk Benedict ’67, given all the sides to him? As an actor, he starred on Broadway; made his movie debut in "Georgia, Georgia," written by Maya Angelou; and earned fame and fortune on TV in "Battlestar Galactica" (as Lt. Starbuck) and "The A-Team" (as Templeton “Faceman” Peck). The writer, actor and Whitman theatre major spoke to "Whitman Magazine" about his career and his life after Whitman.

  • 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.

  • Life Under Water
    Whitman Magazine

    Oceanographer Nancy Prouty ’93 and evolutionary biologist Katie Wagner ’04 investigate the planet’s deepest aquatic habitats to explore and protect underwater ecosystems.

  • 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

  • Home Sweet Stadium
    Whitman Magazine

    Of the record 21 Whitties who played summer collegiate baseball this season, three honed their skills at home with the Walla Walla Sweets.

  • Whitman’s Commitment to Environmentalism Grows
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman’s Commitment to Environmentalism Grows