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  • VIDEO: Internship Grant Makes Watershed Experience Possible for Tivon Sadowsky '20
    Campus News

    August 1, 2019 Geology and environmental studies major Tivon Sadowsky '20 is spending the summer interning at the nonprofit group Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council in Milton Freewater, Oregon. His internship was made possible by the Student Engagement Center's Whitman Internship Grant.

  • Three New Trustees Join Whitman College Board
    Campus News

    August 1, 2019 Whitman College has appointed three new members to its board of trustees: Peter T. Lewis '81, Nathaniel R. (Nate) Miles, the father of NaShuntae Pleasant-Miles '03, and Dana M. Reid '89.

  • Hal Hunt '55 Believes in Sharing the Gift of Whitman
    Campus News

    July 31, 2019 Hal Hunt ’55 believes strongly in the quality of the education he received at Whitman and the positive influence he’s seen it have on so many other students — and his own family.

  • Chemistry Majors Dive into Quantum Particles through Summer Research Grant
    Campus News

    July 30, 2019 This summer, three Whitman chemistry majors are gaining hands-on laboratory experience researching quantum dot nanocrystals — particles that can emit and absorb light based on quantum mechanics — with Assistant Professor Mark Hendricks.

  • Meet Our Whitties: Alex Coleman '22
    Campus News

    July 29, 2019 Meet Our Whitties is an occasional feature produced by the Office of Communications. This month's featured student is Alex Coleman '22 from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • VIDEO: Rebecca Gotz '14 Pursues Passion for Creativity at Zulily
    Campus News

    July 23, 2019 When alumna Becca Gotz '14 graduated from Whitman she wanted to do something creative. This creative drive landed her in Seattle, Washington as an editorial stylist for Zulily, a global online retailer.

  • VIDEO: Lizbeth Llanes Marcias '21 Explores Law Career through Summer Internship
    Campus News

    July 22, 2019 Spanish and sociology major Lizbeth Llanes Macias '21 is spending the summer interning at Hernandez Immigration Law firm in Walla Walla, Washington. Her internship is being funded by the Student Engagement Center's Whitman Internship Grant. As a first-generation student, Macias discovered the grant opportunity while attending Whitman's Summer Fly-In Program.

  • Barbara and Sandy McClinton Find Joy in Supporting College Together
    Campus News

    July 17, 2019 When Barbara (Sweany) McClinton ’69 was living in the residence halls at Whitman College, there was only one phone per section. The women whose rooms were near the phone were in charge of answering it and calling down the hall to whomever the call was for.

  • Whitman Community Remembers Kyle Martz
    Campus News

    July 12, 2019 The Whitman College community mourns the loss of Martz, the victim of a homicide on July 8, 2019. Since 2015, Martz had served as the college’s international student and scholar advisor.

  • Goats Converge on Campus to Clear Unwanted Vegetation
    Campus News

    July 8, 2019 About 435 goats are spending a week as welcome guests of Whitman College. Their objective? Graze about two acres of land near the school's athletic complex. This is the first time Whitman has used goats for vegetation management.

  • Attorney Claire Noone '11 Provides Legal Aid for Asyulum Seekers
    The Glenwood Springs Post Independent

    July 2, 2019 She has traveled to the border on numerous occasions over the last year to offer pro bono legal assistance to refugees fleeing from Central America's violent Northern Triangle that includes El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Working with the nonprofit organization Al Otro Lado ("the other side"), Noone plans to visit Tijuana, Mexico, twice this month to deliver letters of support to families awaiting asylum decisions.

  • Seeing the Big Picture of Diversity and Inclusion
    Campus News

    June 26, 2019 Thomas Witherspoon, Whitman’s incoming vice president of diversity and inclusion, will focus on providing leadership in advancing and ensuring an inclusive learning community, serve as a member of the president's cabinet, and help students, faculty and staff envision ways to create a positive experience for every member of the Whitman community.

  • Sherwood Trust Extends Whitman Legacy with 2019 Core Grant
    Campus News

    June 26, 2019 A 2019 Core Grant from the Sherwood Trust will enable Whitties to gain an understanding of and practice in nonprofit consulting.

  • Chastity Belt's Julia Shapiro '12 Releases First Solo Album
    The Seattle Times

    June 21, 2019 "Perfect Version" is available this month through Hardly Art. Shapiro and her bandmates Gretchen Grimm '12, Lydia Lund '12 and Annie Truscott '12 met as students at Whitman before ascending Seattle's rock scene.

  • Sociology Professor Reflects on Virtual Classroom Visitors
    Inside Higher Ed

    June 19, 2019 Raymond and Elsie Gipson DeBurgh Chair of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning looks back on her year of teaching courses incorporating digital guest speakers on various topics, and how the experience sparked questions beyond how well that format facilitated student learning.

  • Whitman Named to Most Beautiful College Campuses in America

    June 19, 2019 College Creek winds through the school's 117 scenic acres and the geothermal spring Lakum Duckum, home to the school's beloved mallard duck population. The oldest building on campus, Memorial Building, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Renamed Department of Hispanic Studies Emphasizes Culture, Context
    Campus News

    June 4, 2019 Whitman’s newly named Department of Hispanic Studies is alive with energy. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the department, formerly known as Spanish, has a new name, revamped existing courses and several newly created courses. The name change was many years in the making, but it was an external review conducted in 2018 that proved to be the catalyst for the changes.

  • Meet Our Whitties: Lauren Mendoza '22
    Campus News

    June 4, 2019 Lauren Mendoza came to Whitman from Minneapolis, Minnesota. "I heard about Whitman at a Colleges that Change Lives college fair. I love the Pacific Northwest and I’m a huge backpacker. I wanted easy access to the outdoors. I visited Walla Walla and I really liked it."

  • The Caretakers of Whitman's Tree Canopy
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    June 2, 2019 From native plant gardens buzzing with honeybees to flowering shrubs to “celebrity” trees and all the flora and fauna in between, the campus brims with natural beauty. Maintaining its luster for everyone to enjoy is a team effort.

  • Research Opportunities Expose Students to New Career Paths
    Campus News

    May 31, 2019 As a researcher and instructor in the Department of Chemistry at Whitman College, Dalia Biswas has worked with more than a dozen undergraduate students on different aspects of her research molybdenum-catalyzed transformation of CO. She's seen how much the exposure to research helps students connect what they learn in the classroom to a real career.