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  • Whitman holdeth faire anew
    Campus News

    April 24, 2017 Fans of merry olde England dueled with foam swords last Saturday at the 48th Annual Whitman College Renaissance Faire.

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  • Whitman holds community forums
    Campus News

    April 24, 2017 Whitman College continued its commitment to its neighbors by cohosting a series of weekend community forums in mid-April at the Walla Walla Public Library.

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  • What rubbish!
    Campus News

    April 21, 2017 In a new event called Mt. Trashmore, students, faculty and staff volunteers sorted through a heap of garbage intentionally dumped on Cordiner Lawn to highlight what materials could be diverted from the city landfill and what could be recycled.

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  • Whitman lauds latest batch of Fulbright recipients
    Campus News

    April 19, 2017 Five Whitman seniors and recent graduates have been accepted into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, with two others selected as alternates.

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  • Student scholarship, creativity shine at Undergraduate Conference
    Campus News

    April 12, 2017 Whitman students became the teachers and the entire campus their classroom as the college canceled its regularly scheduled courses in favor of a full day of moderated lectures, poster presentations, musical performances and special exhibitions.

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  • Beyoncé proves irreplaceable, visiting scholar argues
    Campus News

    April 12, 2017 Why listen to Beyoncé? Nikki Lane, an interdisciplinary researcher and educator who explores connections between popular culture and race, gender, class and sexuality, answers that question and others about the Grammy Award-winning singer on April 17.

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  • College mourns R. R. "Pete" Reid–aka "Mr. Whitman"
    Campus News

    April 10, 2017 Reid, 93, died from complications of cancer last Sunday at Washington Odd Fellows Home on Boyer Avenue, directly across the street from the house in which he and his wife, Hedda Jorgenson Reid '49, who survives him, raised their family.

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  • More Whitman faculty members receive Murdock grants
    Campus News

    April 10, 2017 Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Boland and Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Ogin are the latest Whitman recipients of grants from the Murdock Trust College Research Program for Natural Sciences.

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  • Why some people talk about 1984 without having read it
    Whitman Magazine

    Whatever is behind the increase in sales, the fact is, most new buyers won’t ever read the dystopian novel. But that won’t stop them from talking about it.

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  • Zane MacPhee '15 talks about his journey from intern to employee
    New York Times

    April 7, 2017 Alumnus offers advice on making the most of internships

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  • Undergraduate Conference spotlights array of academics
    Campus News

    April 6, 2017 More than 160 students are slated to participate during the daylong event on April 11.

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  • Whitman remembers historic civil rights march
    Campus News

    April 5, 2017 In 1965, Whitman College student Bruce Jones helped organize a solitary march in Walla Walla for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the thousands of nonviolent demonstrators who, over five days and 54 miles, walked from Selma, Alabama, to the state capitol of Montgomery to register black voters in the South.

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  • Object Lessons
    Whitman Magazine

    The wide variety of objects in the collections at the Maxey Museum and Whitman College and Northwest Archives serve as motivational prompts for students, thanks to professors who incorporate them into their curricula.

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  • Whitman College announces novel for Summer Read Program
    Campus News

    March 31, 2017 Whitman College has chosen “Make Your Home Among Strangers,” an award-winning novel by Jennine Capo Crucet, for the 2017 Summer Read Program

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  • Whitman makes a difference, says Princeton Review
    Campus News

    March 31, 2017 With more than 70 percent of students involved in community service each year, Whitties make a difference. And The Princeton Review noticed, rating Whitman College 18th on its list of top 25 “Impact Schools” for 2017.

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  • Leaps & Bounds
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman basketball team members Tim Howell '18 and Alysse Ketner '17 lead their teams to Northwest Conference titles.

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  • Advice from revenge porn lawyer Carrie Goldberg
    Campus News

    March 29, 2017 A pioneer in the field of sexual privacy, New York attorney Carrie Goldberg came to campus in April to discuss her work defending victims of non-consensual pornography, or revenge porn, the cyber civil rights initiative and the links between revenge porn and domestic violence.

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  • Focus on Faculty: The Landscape of Risk
    Whitman Magazine

    Alissa Cordner, assistant professor of sociology, thinks a lot about the problems of risk, such as flame retardants, environmental health and wildfire management.

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  • Most diverse and largest applicant pool
    Campus News

    March 23, 2017 Whitman College broke several school records today when sending out 2017–18 admittance letters. It topped previous benchmarks for quantity of applicants, diversity of students, and eligibility for Pell Grants.

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  • Go Blues
    Whitman Magazine

    Whitman College’s athletics teams have started to adopt the new college mascot, the Blues, after a selection process that began in fall 2015.

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