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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.

  • New Dean of Students Shares Goals
    Whitman Magazine

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

  • The Planet’s Veterinarian
    Whitman Magazine

    Juan Lubroth ’79 strives to prevent the next pandemic.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hollywood pays tribute to Adam West
    Campus News

    June 12, 2017 Praise poured in over the weekend from the entertainment world about the performance legacy of Adam West (William West Anderson) '51, best known as the titular superhero on "Batman."

  • Adam West ’51, TV’s Batman, died Friday
    Campus News

    June 10, 2017 Adam West (William West Anderson ’51) died Friday night in Los Angeles, according to multiple news reports.

  • Moving out and helping out
    Campus News

    June 8, 2017 Hundreds of Whitman students continued the tradition by donating thousands of pounds of usable essentials to area charitable organizations during move-out week in May, including to the YWCA, Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Goodwill, Blue Mountain Humane Society, Helpline and Better Together.

  • Whitman professor quoted in article on math and gender
    The New York Times

    June 6, 2017 Assistant Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlke talked to The New York Times recently about her research on single-sex education for an article titled "No Such Thing as a Math Person." She was the first author of a 2014 meta-analysis representing the testing of 1.6 million students and says the popular idea that boys and girls learn differently is not upheld by neuroscientific literature.

  • Whitman adds creative writing minor
    Campus News

    June 5, 2017 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.

  • College signs memorandum of understanding with CTUIR
    Campus News

    June 1, 2017 The document constitutes a formal commitment to collaborate on the development of curricula focused on Native American studies while strengthening Native American recruitment and retention at Whitman. President Kathleen Murray called it a natural extension of the college's central mission to promote student learning and embrace diversity.

  • Class of '67 gives more than $1 million, commits to $9 million in estate planning
    Campus News

    May 30, 2017 The class of 1967 raised almost $1.4 million for their alma mater, the second highest gift total for any graduating class in Whitman’s history, and they have estate commitments to Whitman valued at more than $9 million—the most for any Whittie class.