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  • Whitman Professor Calls Notre Dame Fire a "Call to Conscience" for World Heritage
    The New York Times

    April 15, 2019 Assistant Professor of Sociology Álvaro Santana-Acuña, an expert on world heritage sites, reflects on the symbolic and material damage of the fire at France's Notre Dame cathedral (link in Spanish).

  • Politics Professor Writes Nonfiction Border Story
    Mother Jones

    April 14, 2019 In Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow-Strain's new book, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), he explores the boundaries of empathy and justice and reveals the human cost of militarizing the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Classics Majors Pursue Service in the Peace Corps
    Campus News

    April 10, 2019 Whitman College graduates have been joining the Peace Corps since it was founded in 1961. More than 330 Whitties have joined the agency that works across the globe to create sustainable solutions to a multitude of issues. There are nine Whitman alumni serving in countries around the world — and this summer, new graduates will join their ranks.

  • Bob Carson's New Book a Collaborative Celebration of the Blues
    Campus News

    April 10, 2019 To the south and east of Walla Walla are the Blue Mountains, a long anticlinal ridge composed of basalt flows. Unlike the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon, the Blue Mountains are not tall enough to have been glaciated. They consist of upland plateaus cut by deep V-shaped canyons.

  • Undergraduate Conference Sees Record Number of Presenters
    Campus News

    April 8, 2019 Whitman College’s annual Undergraduate Conference is bringing a variety of student-led and produced research to the Whitman community on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. In its 21st year, the conference has grown to a record 69 students presenting 57 posters in Cordiner Hall, three unique sessions of panels and music performances by the Chamber Ensemble, and Jazz Ensembles I and II.

  • College Archives Offers New Digital Database of Student Newspapers
    Campus News

    March 28, 2019 People interested in exploring the history of Whitman College from a student’s perspective have a new avenue for research: This spring, the archivist at the Penrose Library finished a yearlong effort to digitize archives of the Whitman Pioneer and Whitman Wire newspapers.

  • Sociology Professor Publishes Essay on García Márquez Screen Adaptation
    The New York Times

    March 28, 2019 Assistant Professor of Sociology Álvaro Santana-Acuña writes that just as the announcement that Netflix will turn One Hundred Years of Solitude into a series has reverberated throughout the world, the global distribution of the streaming giant may give new life to the stories of Macondo and the Buendía family.

  • Senior Receives Watson Fellowship to Study Horse Cultures Abroad
    Campus News

    March 27, 2019 Whitman College senior Caroline Evan “Cello” Lockwood ’19 will spend the year after graduation studying the ways that different cultures interact with horses, thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.

  • Whitman Outperforms Peers in Peace Corps Volunteers
    Campus News

    March 25, 2019 With nine alumni currently serving in countries around the world, Whitman is No. 23 among small schools on the agency’s 2019 roster. It has appeared on the list for the last three years, and is one of nine top schools in Washington this year.

  • Philanthropist Paula Boggs Shares Insights on Women in Leadership
    Campus News

    March 22, 2019 This spring, Whitman again welcomes Paula Boggs to campus as the speaker for the 2019 Women in Leadership Lunch at noon Friday, March 29, 2019, in the Reid Campus Center Ballroom.

  • Kimberly Taylor '20 Measures Resilience in Children as part of Yearlong Community Fellowship
    Campus News

    March 15, 2019 Psychology and computer science major Kimberly Taylor '20 is measuring different components of resilience in students who participate in afterschool programs at local elementary schools in a one-year fellowship with Walla Walla Public Schools 21st Century Community Learning Centers.

  • Human Rights Historian Discusses Humane War for Skotheim Lecture
    Campus News

    March 13, 2019 On Thursday, April 11, 2019, Whitman College welcomes distinguished historian Samuel Moyn as the visiting speaker for the 53rd Sivert O. and Marjorie Allen Skotheim Lecture in History.

  • Brennan Johnson '16 Opens Community Supported Bakery in North Carolina
    Asheville Citizen-Times

    March 13, 2019 The environmental humanities major from Minnesota has set up shop in a space he named The Walnut Schoolhouse, located in the town of Marshall outside Asheville. His new business offers weekly bread deliveries and will sell baked goods at the local farmer's market this summer. Soon he hopes to also host workshops for community members to learn how to bake bread, cakes, croissants, bagels and other items.

  • Lia Beatty '21 Advocates for Accessibility Amid Cheating Scandal
    The Seattle Times

    March 13, 2019 Beatty, who is studying neuroscience at Whitman, lobbied for students with learning disabilities on Capitol Hill last month as part of the National Center for Learning Disabilities' #StandWithLD event. She spoke out against the recent admission fraud case, calling it "deeply unsetting and upsetting." Since part of the scam allegedly involved exploiting test-taking accommodations meant for students with special needs, advocates like her fear it could become tougher for applicants who actually need such accommodations to get them.

  • Life After Whitman: Derek Slone '18
    Campus News

    March 8, 2019 Derek Slone '18 is a project engineer for Studio 151, a consulting company for the San Francisco International Airport. Slone talks about how some of the lessons he learned at Whitman and how they've helped him in his current role.

  • Cameron Conner ’20 Selected as Newman Civic Fellow
    Campus News

    March 7, 2019 Politics and rhetoric studies major Cameron Conner '20 has received a Newman Civic Fellowship from Campus Compact. He is one of just 262 college students to be accepted into their 2019-2020 cohort.

  • Meet Our Whitties: Alexander Hwang '20
    Campus News

    March 7, 2019 Meet Our Whitties is an occasional feature produced by the Office of Communications. It features a Q&A with students from across Whitman College.

  • TORCH Performance Uses Art, Music to Explore Complex Ideas
    Campus News

    March 6, 2019 Art and music came together on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in Chism Recital Hall. Audience members experienced a world of moving sketches and live music exploring anxieties around national security, immigration and ecological crisis, but also sharing messages of hope and resilience.

  • Whitman Professor Discusses Netflix Adaptation of One Hundred Years of Solitude
    The Hollywood Reporter

    March 6, 2019 Assistant Professor of Sociology Álvaro Santana-Acuña, who is writing a book on the global impact of Gabriel García Márquez's classic novel, reacted to the news that Netflix has acquired the rights to the story and will produce the first-ever series set in Macondo.

  • Walla Walla lauded as top travel destination
    Travel + Leisure

    March 5, 2019 For "a town full of passion projects, but without pretense" look no further than Walla Walla, known not just for apples and wheat, but a thriving wine and fine dining scene with a "refreshingly down-to-earth spirit."