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  • Daphne Gallegos '19 named Newman Civic Fellow
    Campus News

    March 16, 2018 Biology and French major Daphne Gallegos ’19 of Pasco, Washington, has earned a prestigious fellowship from Campus Compact. Awarded annually, the Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes recipients’ commitment to social change.

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  • Whitman math professor honored for advocacy
    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    March 16, 2018 Professor of Mathematics Albert Schueller serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Walla Walla and Columbia counties. CASA volunteers work with children ages 12 and younger who have been removed from their homes due to safety or health concerns and make recommendations to the court based on their observations.

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  • Andrew Schwartz '18 pens letter to the editor on Heidegger
    The New Yorker

    March 12, 2018 The philosophy major argues that German thinker Martin Heidegger's ideas remain provocative despite his political affiliations. "If you want to understand what is going on when someone gives you bad vibes, or why that couch just doesn’t work in that corner, Heidegger might be able to help," he writes.

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  • Blues season comes to a close
    Campus News

    March 10, 2018 Saturday night Whitman College men’s basketball season came to a close one round shy of the Final Four.

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  • Whitman win sends Blues to the Elite 8
    Campus News

    March 9, 2018 Whitman College men’s basketball defeated University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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  • DREAMer Alejandro Fuentes Mena '13 commended on senate floor
    C-SPAN

    March 7, 2018 U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) shared the pscyhology major and Teach for America member's story as part of his ongoing advocacy on behalf of DACA recipients.

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  • Emily Wigley '82 lobbies for fewer restrictions on food trucks
    Seattle Weekly

    March 7, 2018 An art history major, she owns and operates the Orca Eats food truck on Vashon Island, and serves on the advisory board for the Washington Food Truck Association. The law Wigley helped pass allows food to be prepped, stored and cooked right in the food trucks rather than only in brick-and-mortar kitchens.

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  • Attendees learn many lessons about Power & Privilege
    Campus News

    March 2, 2018 Whitman students, faculty and staff explored urgent topics ranging from race and gender to identity and rights at the fifth annual student-run Power & Privilege Symposium.

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  • Snapshots of Power & Privilege 2018
    Campus News

    March 2, 2018 Images from the fifth annual Power & Privilege Symposium.

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  • Whitman receives $800,000 Mellon grant to diversify curriculum
    Campus News

    March 1, 2018 Whitman College has received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will help Whitman infuse diverse perspectives into the curriculum and promote community engagement with an emphasis on the humanities, the focus of the foundation.

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  • Mita Mahato, a different type of cutup, returns to campus to speak
    Campus News

    February 27, 2018 Writer and artist Mita Mahato works with paper to create collages and comics on the theme of loss.

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  • Whitman celebrates women who lead by example
    Campus News

    February 23, 2018 Leadership comes with obligations, said the six panelists at the Women in Leadership Symposium that Whitman College held recently. These leaders feel compelled to use their power to help those who need it.

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  • President Emeritus Tom Cronin on his new book
    C-SPAN

    February 22, 2018 Tom Cronin, president of Whitman from 1993 to 2005, discusses his new book, Imagining a Great Republic: Political Novels and the Idea of America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), and the paradox of politics and power.

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  • Whitman again named Fulbright top producer
    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    February 18, 2018 Whitman is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright students recently announced by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the country's largest foreign exchange fellowship program.

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  • Video: Emma Lungren '19 on Fred Hutch summer internship
    Campus News

    February 15, 2018 Emma Lungren '19, a biology major, conducted research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

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  • Lee Mills '09 to feature in League of American Orchestras national conductor preview
    Broadway World

    February 15, 2018 The music major is one of six highly skilled conductors selected to participate in the League of American Orchestras 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview next month at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The two-day showcase is one of the most prestigious pathways for new talent.

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  • Tom Johnston '85 tends Olympic slopes in PyeongChang
    The Salt Lake Tribune

    February 12, 2018 An English major at Whitman, Wyoming rancher Tom Johnston '85 is an expert on skiing racecourses, including the tracks for the Winter Olympics' downhill and Super G competitions. Tasked with building and maintaining the snow surface for the world's most elite athletes, he has made seven trips to South Korea over the past two years to inspect and shape the terrain.

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  • Brenda Rufener '95 publishes debut novel
    The Greensboro News & Record

    February 11, 2018 Technical writer turned novelist Brenda Rufener '95, an English major at Whitman, tells the tale of a homeless high schooler named Linden in Where I Live (HarperTeen 2018). Rufener lives in North Carolina with her family and is an advocate for homeless youth.

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  • Women leaders in the workplace to offer insights
    Campus News

    February 8, 2018 Women leaders in the workplace to offer insights

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  • Tehani Louis-Perkins '18 featured on Roadtrip Nation
    PBS

    February 5, 2018 The biology-environmental studies major joined two other students from her home state of Hawaii on a journey across the islands, interviewing leaders from all walks of life in search of wisdom and guidance. The four-part series aired in January.

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