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  • “Go Out of Your Way to Be Kind”: Ashifi Gogo ’05 Cheers On Whitties at Commencement
    Whitman Magazine

    Rain couldn't dampen the spirits of Whitman graduates and their families at the college's 132nd Commencement ceremony on May 20. The Class of 2018 heard from Chairman of the Board of Trustees Brad McMurchie '84, Whitman President Kathleen Murray and class speaker Chris Meabe '18, all of whom urged their continued pursuit of knowledge and understanding.

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  • Nikki Antenucci ’18 Receives Governor’s Civic Leadership Award
    Whitman Magazine

    Psychology major Nikki Antenucci ’18 from Evergreen, Colorado, won the 2018 Governor's Civic Leadership Award at Campus Compact’s Students Serving Washington Awards.

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  • The Uber of Laundry: John Lee ’16 Folds Innovation into Daily Living
    Whitman Magazine

    John Lee '16 founded Loopie Laundry to turn household chores into revenue streams. The film and media studies major hopes to bring modern mobile solutions to one of humanity's most enduring hassles-dirty laundry. And he's using his creative problem solving ability to do it.

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  • From Nagasaki to Hanford: Survivor Shares His First-Hand Account
    Whitman Magazine

    Mitsugi Moriguchi was only a child when his home city of Nagasaki was hit by a 21-kiloton plutonium bomb on August 9, 1945. Now he is the first known hibakusha (atomic bomb survivor) to have visited the Hanford nuclear reactor.

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  • Chasing Equality: Andrea Williams ’09 Fights for Immigrant Rights
    Whitman Magazine

    As executive director of Causa, Oregon's leading immigrant rights organization, Andrea Williams '09 is on a mission to lift up the voices of Latino immigrants and their families. A politics major and Spanish minor, she was inspired to join the movement for social justice for all after taking part in Whitman's U.S./Mexico border trip.

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  • Call it Karma: Professor Jonathan Walters Translates Ancient Buddhist Text
    Whitman Magazine

    In an effort spanning decades, George Hudson Ball Endowed Chair in the Humanities and Professor of Religion Jonathan Walters did the seemingly impossible. He produced the first-ever complete translation of the Apadāna into a Western language.

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  • John Stegner '77 appointed to Idaho Supreme Court
    The Idaho Press-Tribune

    May 22, 2018 The political science major with a law degree from the University of Idaho has served as a district judge in Moscow, Idaho, since 1997. "I am extremely honored to have been chosen by Gov. Otter to fill the open seat on Idaho's Supreme Court," Stegner said. "I will do my utmost to live up to the responsibility placed on me."

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  • Whitman College Commencement 2018
    Campus News

    May 20, 2018 A little rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of graduates and their families at Whitman College’s 2018 Commencement ceremonies. As the procession began at 11:00am, the rain came down heavy at times, but lightened up as the ceremony started.

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  • Whitman students earn leadership roles in Commencement
    Campus News

    May 18, 2018 A small selection of Whitman students will join the ranks of those recognized at the college's 132nd Commencement ceremony, alongside the Commencement speaker, honorary degree recipient, returning members of the class of 1967 and distinguished faculty.

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  • Whitman welcomes Commencement Speaker Ashifi Gogo '05
    Campus News

    May 18, 2018 Acclaimed entrepreneur Ashifi Gogo '05 is Whitman's 2018 Commencement Speaker. He will also receive an honorary degree from the college.

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  • Whitman professors receive distinguished faculty awards
    Campus News

    May 17, 2018 The college honored several faculty members for excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship and mentoring at an annual end of the year reception.

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  • Whitman professor Kevin Pogue on how volcanoes affect Italy's wine
    Forbes

    May 16, 2018 Pogue, a professor of geology with a special interest in volcanic lava that has cooled to form basalt, explained that in some of the country's most celebrated wine regions, the rocks are 50 million years old and related to tectonic conditions that no longer exist. "They're essentially eroded so there's no chance of them erupting," he said. However, Italy's wines are still shaped by its geologic history, as the meeting of the African and Eurasian plates impacts the entire Mediterranean area.

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  • Watson Fellow inspired by Adopt-a-Grandparent
    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    May 13, 2018 Devin Reese '18, a biology and film and media studies major from San Francisco, is one of two Whitties to win the coveted Watson Fellowship this year (the other is race and ethnic studies major Zuhra Amini '18 from Seatac, Washington). His project centers on aging, a process he familiarized himself with during visits to Odd Fellows retirement home through Whitman's Adopt-a-Grandparent program. He plans to study how the elderly are cared for in societies around the world.

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  • New Whitman College residence hall named for Seattle Mariners' Chair John Stanton '77
    Campus News

    May 9, 2018 The Whitman College Board of Trustees voted to name its newly constructed sophomore residence hall in honor of alumnus and cellular industry pioneer, John W. Stanton '77. The building will open in the fall of 2018.

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  • Whitman College has hired a new Director of Debate
    Campus News

    May 4, 2018 Whitman College has hired a new Director of Debate. Lauran Schaefer, who has coached award-winning debate teams at both Texas Tech and William Jewel College, will head the reinstated program starting with the 2018-19 academic year.

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  • Sociologist Paula England '71 elected to National Academy of Sciences
    NYU

    May 1, 2018 A sociology and anthropology major at Whitman who is now a distinguished professor in New York University's sociology department, England earned the honor in recognition of her achievements in original research in her field. She focuses on gender inequality in the labor market, the family and sexuality. She joins the ranks of former NAS members such as Albert Einstein, Barbara McClintock, Margaret Mead, Thomas Edison, Orville Wright and Alexander Graham Bell.

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  • Music professor honored for 37 years at Whitman
    The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    April 25, 2018 Catharine Gould Chism Chair of Music Susan Pickett retires this month after nearly four decades at Whitman. To recognize her many contributions to the college and community, Lecturer of Music Amy Dodds, along with fellow faculty members and friends, have organized a tribute concert featuring many of Pickett's former students and works by Marion Bauer and John David Earnest, among others.

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  • Remembering congressman and broadcaster Al Swift '57
    The Washington Post

    April 22, 2018 An eight-term Democratic congressman who represented Washington's 2nd Congressional District for 16 years, Swift sponsored what became the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, known as the "motor voter" bill for requiring that states allow citizens to register to vote while applying for a driver's license. He was an expert on telecommunications, energy and environmental policy, and earlier in his career won a regional Emmy for his work in television.

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  • Whitman hosts 2018 Hosokawa lecture, awards
    Campus News

    April 19, 2018 The lecture was sponsored by the Hosokawa Journalism Endowment, established in 2000 in honor of Robert R. Hosokawa '40. As part of the event, the Hosokawa Family Foundation also funds a journalism contest for the staff of Whitman's student newspaper.

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  • Adam Michel '12 appears on Heritage Foundation panel
    C-SPAN

    April 17, 2018 A politics major at Whitman, the policy analyst earned his masters in economics from George Mason University, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. He focuses on tax policy and the federal budget with an emphasis on the economics of taxation and international tax competition. The panel consisted of scholars and attorneys debating the implications of a South Dakota law imposing sales tax on out-of-state internet businesses with no physical presence in the state. The Supreme Court heard oral argument on the constitutionality of the law in South Dakota v. Wayfair.

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