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  • Meet Whitman’s New Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate, Malia Lewis
    Campus News

    February 9, 2021 Through a partnership with the Walla Walla YWCA, Malia Lewis has been hired as the new Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate (SAVA) for Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla University.

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  • Associate Professor of Politics Jack Jackson Signs Open Letter on First Amendment and Impeachment
    The New York Times

    February 5, 2021 Jackson joined other leading constitutional scholars and lawyers in arguing that former President Donald Trump’s claim that he is shielded by the First Amendment is “legally frivolous” and should not stop the Senate from convicting him.

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  • Exploring ‘Race, Violence, and Health’ With the Artwork of Favianna Rodriguez
    Campus News

    February 2, 2021 Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Studies and Garrett Fellow Lisa Uddin reflects on the artwork by Favianna Rodriguez that was chosen to represent Whitman College’s 2020-2021 Academic Theme. Rodriguez is a social justice worker, a cultural organizer and a visual artist.

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  • Associate Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlke Shares Insights on How Kids Interpret Sexism in Politics
    Lifehacker

    January 25, 2021 With Kamala Harris being sworn in as the country's first female vice president, Associate Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlke explains how kids see sexism and racism in politics, and how to teach them to understand discrimination.

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  • Whitman Welcomes Students to Campus in a Unique Way [VIDEO]
    Campus News

    January 20, 2021 In January 2021, Whitman students returned to campus with excitement and strict safety protocols.

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  • Alum Brings Power to the Polls: 'Hello, American! Come and Vote!'
    Campus News

    January 20, 2021 Prior to the 2020 election, the U.S. faced not only a pandemic, but a shortage of poll workers. Power the Polls worked with nonprofits and businesses to encourage people to be poll workers. Over 700,000 people stepped up to meet that challenge. One of those thousands was Whitman alum and actor Kaliswa Brewster ’05. Her experience as a poll worker would prove just how essential and powerful poll workers are on election day.

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  • Whitman College Commits to Being ‘All In’ on Climate Action
    Campus News

    January 20, 2021 Whitman College President Kathleen Murray has signed the America Is All In statement, assuring Whitman’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change and pledging to partner with the Biden-Harris administration to tackle the climate crisis.

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  • Coming Together: Tri-College MLK Day, Unity Week Focus on Social Justice
    Campus News

    January 15, 2021 On Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) and Walla Walla University (WWU) are coming together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with two events open to the entire Walla Walla community.

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  • Whitman Ultra-Cold Freezer Loaned to Local Hospital for Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Storage
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    January 13, 2021 Before the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines could begin arriving in Walla Walla to immunize local health care workers, some logistics had to be figured out. When Providence St. Mary Medical Center was unable to get a freezer delivered in time, Whitman professors Brit Moss and Jim Russo stepped up and took action.

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  • Whitman Geology Professor Discovers Evidence of Giant Underwater Volcano
    Campus News

    December 23, 2020 A giant volcano may be hidden beneath the waters off the southwestern coast of Alaska. The discovery is the result of years of research by scientists from across the country including Whitman Geology Professor Kirsten Nicolaysen and her team of student researchers.

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  • Whitman Mathematics Professor Hopes to Connect Others with Local Advocacy Program for Children
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    December 15, 2020 Walla Walla Child Advocates is a volunteer-based advocacy program for children in foster care. The program's mission is to provide culturally sensitive, best interest advocacy to children within the court system who have experienced abuse or neglect. Albert Schueller, a mathematics professor at Whitman College, has been a Walla Walla Child Advocate for seven years.

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  • New Video! Aliens, Bigfoot & the Podcaster: Exploring the Wild Side of History and Science
    Campus News

    December 10, 2020 Laura Krantz’s career has taken a few turns, but the wildest of them all is the one that got her researching Bigfoot and aliens. As she releases the second season of her hit podcast “Wild Thing” it is worth looking back to the origins of Krantz’s stories. How exactly does a history major and daily news journalist become involved in producing a podcast that tells the stories of questionable beings such as sasquatch and aliens? Krantz ’00 says it all started with a shared last name.

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  • Whitman Plans to Welcome Back Students Safely
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    December 8, 2020 Whitman College and Walla Walla University are both planning to bring students back to campus in January. Officials at Whitman College and Walla Walla University announced their plans earlier this fall. “We have learned a great deal more about the virus,” Whitman College President Kathleen Murray said. “We have also learned from institutions that did well this fall, as well as institutions that struggled.”

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  • Whitman Sociology Research Finds That Washingtonians Have Delayed Getting Health Care During the Pandemic
    NW News Network

    December 4, 2020 An online survey conducted out of Whitman College found more than half of Washingtonians say they have delayed medical visits this year. The findings underscore widespread concerns about disruptions to health care during the pandemic. Researchers from the college in Walla Walla asked more than 2,300 Washingtonians if they experienced delayed medical care due to COVID-19.

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  • A Student Serving Students: Whitman Junior Wins New Hampshire School Board Election
    Campus News

    November 30, 2020 Jonathan Weinberg '22 has wanted to make an influence on the education system in his hometown since he was a student in the district, not too many years ago. When an opportunity presented itself in the form of an opening on the school board, the junior philosophy major at Whitman felt called to step forward.

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  • Area College Counselors Come Together to Share Self-Care Tips
    Campus News

    November 23, 2020 A global pandemic. Social unrest. A presidential election year. Across the nation and college campuses, 2020 has upped stress and anxiety to exhausting levels.That’s why counselors representing the Walla Walla Tri-Colleges came together to provide self-care tips and resources for students, faculty and staff across the three communities.

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  • New First Year Seminars Build Intellectual Community
    Whitman Magazine

    This fall, new students are exploring these questions and more while they sharpen their writing, reading and discussion skills in Whitman College's new First Year Seminars program. The program—which replaces the Encounters curriculum for first-year students—has been built by faculty over the past two years, with the goal of preparing students to make the most of a liberal arts education.

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  • A Commencement Like No Other
    Whitman Magazine

    It was a spring semester dramatically disrupted, which led to the college's first virtual send-off for graduates. Faculty, family and friends logged on and followed along for Whitman College's 134th Commencement on May 24, 2020.

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  • Doing the Work
    Whitman Magazine

    As the nation grapples with social and racial unrest, Whitman College stands committed to providing an equitable and diverse learning and working environment for all. "Our community, like our nation, is imperfect. But we will continue to work to make it better," Murray said. The Whitman Inclusion Task Force's mission: Develop an action plan that would create meaningful and measurable improvements in the campus climate.

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  • Changing Course
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman College is famed for its challenging academics, deep community engagement and the way it uniquely empowers students to create their best life. Last spring, when COVID-19 forced the college to move to online learning, professors had to ask: How do we translate Whitman’s robust academic programming, community-building and close connections to a virtual format?

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