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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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  • Snapshots of Power & Privilege 2018
    Campus News

    March 2, 2018 Images from the fifth annual Power & Privilege Symposium.

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  • Whitman receives $800,000 Mellon grant to diversify curriculum
    Campus News

    March 1, 2018 Whitman College has received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will help Whitman infuse diverse perspectives into the curriculum and promote community engagement with an emphasis on the humanities, the focus of the foundation.

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  • Mita Mahato, a different type of cutup, returns to campus to speak
    Campus News

    February 27, 2018 Writer and artist Mita Mahato works with paper to create collages and comics on the theme of loss.

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  • Whitman celebrates women who lead by example
    Campus News

    February 23, 2018 Leadership comes with obligations, said the six panelists at the Women in Leadership Symposium that Whitman College held recently. These leaders feel compelled to use their power to help those who need it.

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  • President Emeritus Tom Cronin on his new book
    C-SPAN

    February 22, 2018 Tom Cronin, president of Whitman from 1993 to 2005, discusses his new book, Imagining a Great Republic: Political Novels and the Idea of America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), and the paradox of politics and power.

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  • Joe Hurliman '79 elected director of Vanguard Natural Resources, Inc.
    KPTV Fox 12

    February 21, 2018 Hurliman holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Whitman and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The California Institute of Technology. He previously worked in a variety of roles within BP Exploration and its joint venture partnerships and affiliates, including more than 30 years in North America, South America, the U.K. and Russia. Most recently, Hurliman was president and CEO of Discovery Natural Resources, LLC.

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  • Whitman again named Fulbright top producer
    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    February 18, 2018 Whitman is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright students recently announced by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the country's largest foreign exchange fellowship program.

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  • Video: Emma Lungren '19 on Fred Hutch summer internship
    Campus News

    February 15, 2018 Emma Lungren '19, a biology major, conducted research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

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  • Lee Mills '09 to feature in League of American Orchestras national conductor preview
    Broadway World

    February 15, 2018 The music major is one of six highly skilled conductors selected to participate in the League of American Orchestras 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview next month at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The two-day showcase is one of the most prestigious pathways for new talent.

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