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  • Whitman College Names New Athletic Director
    Campus News

    May 22, 2019 Whitman College Provost and Dean of the Faculty Alzada Tipton today announced the appointment of Kim Chandler as the college’s new athletic director and chair of Sports Studies, Recreation and Athletics.

  • VIDEO: I'm a Whittie - Isaiah Banta '20
    Campus News

    May 20, 2019 Isaiah Banta is part of the Class of 2020 at Whitman. Isaiah has had the unique experience of taking a class at the Washington State Penitentiary with incarcerated students. Isaiah is a resident assistant in Anderson Hall and while he initially thought he would be studying physics at Whitman he realized that computer science would help him learn, "to build the world."

  • Math Professor Adam Graham-Squire '98 Receives Distinguished Teaching Award

    May 20, 2019 The associate professor of mathematics was honored with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award during High Point University’s 2019 Commencement ceremony. The award is named for Meredith Clark Slane and has been given annually since 1973 to recognize excellence in teaching. Graham-Squire has been teaching at High Point since 2011.

  • Class of 2019 Feeling Good as Whitman Celebrates 133rd Commencement
    Campus News

    May 19, 2019 Blue sky peeked through the clouds to shine on bright spirits on Sunday, May 19, 2019, during Whitman College's 133rd Commencement Ceremony. Keynote speaker Aisha Fukushima '09 led the class in a call-and-response rendition of the song "Feelin' Good."

  • Senior Class Speakers Call on Graduates to Keep Learning
    Campus News

    May 15, 2019 On Sunday, May 19, 2019, the Class of 2019 will move on from life as students at Whitman College. But senior class speakers Dorothy Mukasa ’19 and Esther Ra ’19 hope their classmates won’t move on from a life devoted to learning. That’s the focus of the speech the two seniors will give during the ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m.

  • Aisha Fukushima '09 Returns to Tell Her Story at Commencement

    May 14, 2019 The notable alumna returns to Whitman May 19 to deliver remarks on her worldwide journey as an artist and activist as the college's 2019 commencement speaker. "An image came to my mind of a cycle, of 10 years, and returning full circle," Fukushima said of being asked to address the graduating class. "I’m excited, I’m curious. I’m coming in with an interest in their goals. I hopefully have a message that the next generation of leaders need to hear."

  • VIDEO: I'm a Whittie - Nadyieli Gonzalez Ortiz '21
    Campus News

    May 13, 2019 Nadyieli Gonzalez Ortiz '21 is in her second year at Whitman. After taking a class with Aaron Bobrow-Strain she realized she wanted to study politics because it would put her on the career path she wants to take. Although the Whitman community keeps her busy, Nadyeili enjoys the town of Walla Walla and feels there are people all around the community that contribute to her Whitman experience in "really cool ways."

  • Discovering a Career and a Mentor
    Whitman Magazine

    Biology major Aaron Rodríguez '19 discovered not only a passion for biomedicine while assisting the research of Assistant Professor of Biology Michael Coronado, but also a role model.

  • Helping FGWC Students Succeed at Heart of Fly-In for Faculty Members
    Whitman Magazine

    Faculty help incoming first-generation/working-class students learn about the resources available to them at Whitman — from financial support to internships and jobs, to health and counseling resources.

  • Whitman Fellows Create Paths to the Future
    Whitman Magazine

    Prestigious postgraduate fellowships, such as the Marshall and Schwarzman scholarships, are helping alumni pursue knowledge and build their best life.

  • Exploring Political Sociology through Op-Ed Writing
    Whitman Magazine

    Politics major Sarah Bosworth ’21 wrote an opinion editorial about ballot readability as a form of voter suppression.

  • Whitman’s Summer Fly-In Program Helps First-generation/Working-class Students Succeed
    Whitman Magazine

    Four years after it was launched, the Summer Fly-In Program continues to help first-generation/working class (FGWC) students navigate the path to success.

  • Exploring the Archives
    Whitman Magazine

    Archivists explain the mission of the Whitman College and Northwest Archives and how people can peruse its collections.

  • The Voice of the Town
    Whitman Magazine

    Jennifer Dilworth Northam '91, assistant director in Whitman’s Office of Alumni Relations, thrives on sparking conversations between people.

  • Whitman Biology Professor Gets to the Heart of Heart Health
    Whitman Magazine

    Assistant Professor of Biology Michael Coronado uses a groundbreaking new approach in his research on how the heart makes energy.

  • Alumni Highlight Human Side of Environmental Advocacy
    Whitman Magazine

    By highlighting the plights of endangered animals and ecosystems, these three alumni are showing the human side of environmental activism.

  • Alumnus Finds Purpose in Guiding Youth toward Promising Futures
    Whitman Magazine

    Social responsibility motivates Fred Capestany '86 in his work guiding low-income students toward top-tier college degrees.

  • Alumnus Shares Passion for Purpose
    Whitman Magazine

    Phil Gardner '69 has devoted his career to helping liberal arts students and graduates determine a plan to turn their passion into reality.

  • Conserving the Confluence Project
    Whitman Magazine

    The Whitman College and Northwest Archives is home to an important new archive documenting the history of flora, fauna and peoples living near the Columbia River and its tributaries.

  • Psychology Major Wins Grants for Work with Disabled Walla Wallans
    Whitman Magazine

    Psychology major excels in volunteer roles with the Buddy Program and Special Olympics.