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  • Graduates of the Great Recession Share Career Advice for Class of 2020
    Campus News

    May 6, 2020 The classes of 2008 and 2009 faced one of the most challenging job markets in decades, as the U.S. reeled from the impacts of the Great Recession. The Class of 2020 faces an equally uncertain job market, with hiring slowing and the unemployment rate rising in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Blues Baseball Video Series Keeps Love for Sport Alive During Closures
    Campus News

    May 6, 2020 Instead of their annual weeklong training camp, which hosted between 50-75 children ages 4-11 from across the Walla Walla Valley, this spring each player on the Blues Baseball team created their own video demonstrating techniques and teaching drills for children to practice at home.

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  • Brotherly Love Fuels Watson Fellowship for Evangelos Sarantinos ’20
    Campus News

    May 5, 2020 This spring, Evangelos Sarantinos ’20 was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study rare disease and caregivers around the world.

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  • Watson Fellowship Allows Cameron Conner ’20 to Explore Communities Across Globe
    Campus News

    May 5, 2020 Cameron Conner ’20 believes strongly in the power of communities. He demonstrates that it in his actions, whether that’s volunteering as a wrestling coach at a Spokane, Washington, high school, becoming certified as an EMT, co-founding a nonprofit or helping the city of Walla Walla create a neighborhood-building program. Moving forward, he’ll dig deeper into what makes communities work as a recipient of the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.

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  • Coming to the Table
    Whitman Magazine

    A collaboration between Whitman College and the Washington State Penitentiary brings students from both institutions together to discuss relevant ethical issues in philosophy course.

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  • Studying the Impact of Politics on Children
    Whitman Magazine

    Associate Professor Erin Pahlke joins psychology researchers to ask how much children really understand about politics — and how we can help make the rhetoric less frightening

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  • A Burning Passion for Disaster Management
    Whitman Magazine

    Sam Perkins ’17 is an Idaho-based smokejumper for the U.S. Forest Service. But he also has a more global perspective to fire management. After graduating from Whitman College with his degree in sociology-environmental studies, Perkins received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and spent a year traveling the globe exploring how other cultures approach the environmental uncertainty of natural disaster.

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  • Cross country star, Spanish major Whitney Rich ’20 off and running into career
    Whitman Magazine

    Cross country star Whitney Rich ’20 finds room to explore a career in medical translation and passions for the environment and running at Whitman

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  • Heather Wright ’99 Loves the Collaboration and Challenge of Life as a Volcanologist
    Whitman Magazine

    Heather Wright ’99 is a research geologist with the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey and USAID’s Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance. Based in Vancouver, Washington, the program works to prevent volcano-related tragedies by collaborating with scientists and public officials around the world.

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  • A Holistic Approach to History
    Whitman Magazine

    As an advisor and historian, Associate Professor Jacqueline Woodfork works to build relationships and see connections with her students and subject.

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  • Entrepreneur Matt Dittrich ’12 and the Magic of a Whitman Education
    Campus News

    May 4, 2020 Entrepreneur Matt Dittrich ’12 is passionate about giving back to Whitman and its students in gratitude for the scholarship that made his education possible.

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  • Senior Fund Offers Way for Graduates to Begin Giving Back
    Campus News

    May 1, 2020 The earliest records of the Senior Fund date to 1986, and it raised nearly $200,000 to support different aspects of the college. The Class of 2013 holds the record for donations, with 65% of the class contributing for a total of over $15,000.

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  • I'm a Whittie - Sarah Murphy ’21
    Campus News

    April 30, 2020 Sarah Murphy ‘21 knows that being a role model for kids can make a big difference, that is why she decided to give back to the Walla Walla community through the Friends of Walla Walla program where she helps mentor elementary school students.

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  • Chemist Sarah Kirk '95 Wins Major Grant to Improve Treatment for Disease That Causes Blindness
    The Salem Reporter

    April 30, 2020 Willamette University Chemistry Professor Sarah Kirk has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant for her work toward a drug that would stop the progression of eye disease before it leads to blindness.

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  • Computer Science Senior Capstones Solve Real-World Problems
    Campus News

    April 28, 2020 The five capstone teams int he Department of Computer Science presented their senior projects in the first ever virtual computer science conference on April 18, 2020.

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  • Tim Parker Makes Biology Field Trips Accessible for Online Learning
    Campus News

    April 28, 2020 Under normal circumstances, students in Associate Professor Tim Parker’s Natural History and Ecology lab course participate in weekly, five-hour field trips around eastern Washington. Parker didn’t want his students to miss out on the opportunity to learn in the field now that Whitman College has moved to online learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. So Parker is bringing the field to them, adapting his field trips and using video and photographs to make the trips accessible to his 22 students.

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  • Whitman Education, Medical Field and Heritage Influence Alumna’s YA Novel
    Campus News

    April 27, 2020 Aleksandra Ross ’14 believes that she wouldn’t have written the same book if it weren’t for her Whitman education. Ross’ first young adult novel will be released April 28, 2020. Titled “Don’t Call the Wolf,” the book is fantasy at a faster pace, Ross said, and is heavily influenced by Polish and Slavic folklore.

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  • Senior Lecturer of Chemistry Deberah Simon's Family Supports Rapid Local Testing for COVID-19
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    April 26, 2020 A private donation by the Whitman faculty member and her husband, Dr. Richard Simon, anchored fundraising for the Providence St. Mary Foundation's rollout of the Cepheid GeneXpert platform that, when fully functional, will produce test results in about 45 minutes.

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  • Debate Team Duo Takes First in National Competition
    Campus News

    April 25, 2020 Whitman College debate team partners Ava Liponis ’23 and Susanna Williams ’20 had a lot on their minds as they prepared for the novice finals of the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s national championship tour in March, and it wasn’t just how they were going to craft, propose and defend their arguments. Whitman’s team of debaters competing at nationals had just received the news that the college would move all class instruction online due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • French Professor Nicole Simek Discusses Maryse Condé's The Belle Créole
    Los Angeles Review of Books

    April 25, 2020 Simek, Cushing Eells Professor of Philosophy and Literature and Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (French) and Interdisciplinary Studies, is a scholar of the French Guadeloupean author's work and legacy.

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