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  • Whitman earns EPA award for green power use
    Campus News

    July 10, 2017 Whitman College ranked at the top of the Northwest Conference during the 2016-17 College and University Green Power Challenge. Run by the Environmental Protection Energy (EPA), the voluntary program encourages organizations to commit to renewable energy sources as a way to cut back on the environmental impacts associated with electricity use.

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  • Whitman alumnae awarded NSF research fellowships
    Campus News

    July 7, 2017 Nevé Baker ’15 and Hanna Kahl ’11 are among only 2,000 recipients this year out of the 13,000 who applied to the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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  • Leading the Charge
    Whitman Magazine

    Kris Nyrop ’79, director of the LEAD Program, works to rehabilitate low-level criminal offenders instead of locking them up.

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  • Literary connections: lunch with Alexander Maksik '95
    Campus News

    July 5, 2017 Twenty-five years may separate their time at Whitman, but acclaimed author Alexander Maksik ’95 and Bashar Haidar ’20 found plenty to talk about when they met to discuss Maksik’s novel You Deserve Nothing.

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  • Diversity Innovation Grants Spark Creative Collaboration
    Whitman Magazine

    The inaugural recipients of Whitman’s new Diversity Innovation Grants reflect the college’s commitment to equipping students for a rapidly changing, multicultural world.

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  • Net Gains
    Whitman Magazine

    In many ways, Whitman College basketball achieved a slam dunk this season.

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  • On Thinking About Heidegger
    Whitman Magazine

    Robert Pogue Harrison, the Rosina Pierotti professor in Italian literature at Stanford University, delivered the keynote address at this year's meeting of the Heidegger Circle, which occurred at Whitman.

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  • Three Whitties receive Critical Language Scholarships
    Campus News

    June 29, 2017 Young Whitties venture to Indonesia, Morocco and India this summer, thanks to Critical Language Scholarships (CLS) from the U.S. Department of State.

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  • New Dean of Students Shares Goals
    Whitman Magazine

    New Whitman Dean of Students Daren Mooko on his goals for the coming year.

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  • The Planet’s Veterinarian
    Whitman Magazine

    Juan Lubroth ’79 strives to prevent the next pandemic.

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  • More than 20 faculty members receive promotions
    Campus News

    June 26, 2017 Faculty members who received contract renewals, tenure and promotion to full professor answered questions about their areas of expertise, what they love about Whitman and what they do in the community.

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  • Men Making Meals program promotes intergenerational learning
    Campus News

    June 22, 2017 Men Making Meals is part of the CIC’s Intergenerational Connections program, which is supported by the AARP and fosters positive relationships between college students and older adults.

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  • College mourns R. R. “Pete” Reid '49—aka “Mr. Whitman”
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman College's campus center bears his name. So does a need-based scholarship supporting several students annually. A town-gown award was renamed in his honor. Those who stroll between campus and downtown Walla Walla cross a city-owned footbridge with his moniker. But the community bestowed him with an informal designation that perhaps best fits R. R. "Pete" Reid '49, who went on to devote his career to his alma mater: Mr. Whitman.

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  • Endeavoring Swimmingly at Nationals
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman's swim team dove into the record book several times at the NCAA 2017 Division III Swimming and Diving Championship, held in March at the Conroe Independent School District Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas.

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  • Refinements and Overhauls to Whitman Governance
    Whitman Magazine

    On May 4, the Whitman College Board of Trustees approved a new board governance structure that, for the first time in 20 years, reimagines how the trustees will organize their work in the future.

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  • Commencement Speaker Empowers African Women
    Whitman Magazine

    The Kenyan native, who majored in politics at Whitman, did more than deliver Whitman’s Commencement address on May 21. She also witnessed Akili Dada scholar Faith Nyakundi '17 walk the stage to receive her own degree in politics.

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  • Whitman’s Heather Ashley Hayes on the rhetoric of terrorism
    Campus News

    June 19, 2017 In her book "Violent Subjects and Rhetorical Cartography in the Age of the Terror Wars," Professor Heather Ashely Hayes examines the rise of the U.S. armed drone program, the power of political rhetoric and the ways in which governments and citizens turn to violence as a response to, or product of, the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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  • Professor Emeritus Dick Thomassen passes away
    Campus News

    June 16, 2017 Richard “Dick” Thomassen, professor emeritus of mathematics and computer science and an educator known for his dedication to students, faculty governance and the 3-2 Engineering Program, died on June 7 in Walla Walla.

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  • Whitman tennis teams serve up smash seasons
    Campus News

    June 15, 2017 The Whitman College women’s and men’s tennis teams aced this season, with both squads advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship tournament in Claremont, California, in May.

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  • Whitman summer internship grants break several school records
    Campus News

    June 12, 2017 A record 130 students received Whitman Internship Grants this summer. The program began in 1999 and provides financial support for students who arrange their own unpaid internships at for-profit and nonprofit organizations within the United States and around the world.

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