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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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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Before moving tassels to the right, decorate mortarboards
    Campus News

    May 26, 2017 The internet buzzes with stories, tips, and photos about decorating mortarboards for graduation. Some of Whitman’s 374 walking and 346 graduating seniors from the class of 2017 showcased their handiwork and the inspiration behind it before Commencement last Sunday.

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  • Pomp and circumstance and social media!
    Campus News

    May 25, 2017 Wonder how the digital era interpreted Whitman College's 131st Commencement last Sunday? The class of 2017, their family members and Whitman staff commemorated it through the below social media.

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  • Whitman legacy families share thoughts on Commencement
    Campus News

    May 23, 2017 Numerous legacy families watched their next generation graduate from Whitman College last Sunday at Commencement. The newly minted alumni followed a long line of kinship tradition.

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  • Sociology professor revisits One Hundred Years of Solitude
    The Atlantic

    May 22, 2017 Assistant Professor of Sociology Alvaro Santana-Acuña celebrated the legacy of Gabriel García Márquez's most famous novel 50 years after it was published.

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  • Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg '01 counsels Whitman graduates to do good
    Campus News

    May 21, 2017 Commencement speaker Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg ’01 delivered a motivational imperative to the Whitman College graduating class of 2017 today: privilege carries "an obligation to make the world a better place."

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  • Parents appreciate their graduates—and Whitman
    Campus News

    May 21, 2017 Parents of graduating seniors applauded their progeny and Whitman College at the 131st Commencement ceremony held earlier today. Families came from around the region, country and world to witness the festivities that involved 374 walking and 346 graduating seniors—and took a few minutes to share an affirming, appreciative thought.

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  • Contemplation, sustenance, service: Whitman’s Baccalaureate ceremony
    Campus News

    May 20, 2017 An annual sendoff preceding Commencement, the hour-long Baccalaureate is an enduring tradition at Whitman and more spiritual than religious. It honors the graduating class and highlights their personal growth and achievement.

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  • Food for thought: catering Commencement
    Campus News

    May 19, 2017 Some 4,000 people will partake in a light luncheon on the south lawn of the Memorial Building immediately after the ceremony, and preparations began last week.

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  • Graduating seniors say goodbye via video
    Campus News

    May 19, 2017 Of the 374 people walking during Commencement on Sunday and the 346 people graduating, what were their favorite parts about Whitman, how has Whitman benefited them, what are their plans after Whitman and what will they miss most about Whitman?

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  • Commencement speaker Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg '01 on returning "home" to Walla Walla
    Campus News

    May 17, 2017 Social activist and alumna Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg ’01 will deliver the 2017 Whitman College Commencement address this Sunday.

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  • Watch: Commencement to be livestreamed this weekend
    Livestream

    May 17, 2017 This year's Commencement and Baccalaureate ceremonies will be livestreamed for friends and relatives unable to attend in person. Baccalaureate begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and Commencement at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 21.

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  • Which students will be honored at Commencement?
    Campus News

    May 16, 2017 Every year, select Whitman students distinguish themselves to such a degree that they garner leadership roles at Commencement. Meet the prestigious group for 2017.

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