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  • Mackenzie Gerringer '12 reports on world's deepest-dwelling fish
    The Chicago Tribune

    February 1, 2018 The biology major and University of Washington postdoctoral researcher was part of an international scientific expedition with Carl E. Peterson Endowed Chair of Sciences Paul Yancey that identified a new species of hadal snailfish in the Mariana Trench in 2014.

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  • Jim Fuller '08 on taking the pulse of planets and stars
    Caltech

    January 24, 2018 Physics-astronomy major Jim Fuller '08 is a new faculty member at Caltech. As assistant professor of theoretical astrophysics, he studies vibrating cosmic spheres, such as stars with "heartbeats," and the gas giant Saturn, whose pulsations propagate through its rings.

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  • Tech icon Jonathan Sposato '89 urges inclusive workplace
    Campus News

    January 22, 2018 Serial entrepreneur and startup investor Jonathan Sposato '89 advocates for more collaboration between men and women in the workplace his new book, Better Together: 8 Ways Working with Women Leads to Extraordinary Products & Profits, published by Wiley late last year.

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  • Journalist and author John Markoff '71 cited on automation
    The Financial Times

    January 20, 2018 Tech expert John Markoff '71 says in his 2015 book "Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots" that fears of automation have been a cyclical phenomenon for more than 70 years, as have the excessive, near-religious promises for the transformative powers of new technologies.

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  • Princeton Review touts Whitman as college that pays you back
    Campus News

    January 19, 2018 The Princeton Review has again recognized Whitman as one of the country’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education, affordability and good career prospects.

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  • Ashifi Gogo '05 to give 2018 Commencement address
    Campus News

    January 17, 2018 Acclaimed social entrepreneur Ashifi Gogo '05, CEO of Sproxil, a global consumer protection company praised by former President Bill Clinton, will return to campus this spring as the 2018 Whitman College Commencement speaker.

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  • Attorney Ian Warner '07 shines in public policy sphere
    The Seattle Medium

    January 17, 2018 Politics major and lawyer Ian Warner '07 is using his liberal arts skills to influence Seattle public policy on issues such as homelessness and police reform that could have implications for years to come.

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  • Whitman student interviewed about Men Making Meals
    NPR

    January 17, 2018 Sociology major Katy Woodall '18 coordinates a program that pairs college students with elderly men in need of cooking lessons. Studies show older men who don't cook for themselves are at a higher risk of social, psychological and physical challenges.

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  • Video: Suzanna Officer ’19 on JISAO summer internship
    Campus News

    January 16, 2018 Suzanna Officer '19, utilized one of her majors, mathematics, and her chemistry minor as a summer intern at the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in Seattle.

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  • Ashifi Gogo '05 explores rise of CEO activism
    World Economic Forum

    January 16, 2018 Ashifi Gogo '05, CEO of Sproxil, asks: "Can social entrepreneurs' experience help guide mainstream CEOs to achieve more positive outcomes for their cause?"

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  • John Cunnison '95 named vice president, chief investment officer at Baker Boyer Bank
    Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

    January 16, 2018 Cunnsion joined Baker Boyer Bank in 2006 and has held roles with its business banking and investment management and trust services. A politics major at Whitman, he also has a degree from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He previously served as a senior consultant in Ernst & Young's customs and international trade practice.

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  • Whitman graduate reshapes Alaska politics
    Politico

    January 12, 2018 Political consultant John-Henry Heckendorn '12, who started his career with a House campaign in Alaska, founded the Ship Creek Group and now runs strategy for Governor Bill Walker, an independent who won after the Democratic candidate agreed to run as his lieutenant governor.

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  • Whitman student reflects on Nike internship
    Campus News

    January 11, 2018 Sarah Holloway ’20, an economics and politics double major, spent 13 weeks this past summer interning at Nike.

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  • Remembering Whitman historian G. Thomas Edwards
    Campus News

    January 11, 2018 A mentor to generations of Whitman students and chronicler of the college's history, G. Thomas Edwards died yesterday at the age of 86. Plans for a memorial service in Portland are pending.

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  • Whitman tennis team tours Cambodia
    The Phnom Penh Post

    January 11, 2018 Last year, Phalkun Mam '07, a member of the Kingdom of Cambodia's Davis Cup squad since 2013 and head of junior development, received a message from his former coach, Jeff Northam: "I have a crazy idea that I need your help with." The college's roster of 20 tennis players have now embarked on a trip to Cambodia to strengthen their game while soaking up cultural experiences from a historical perspective.

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  • Whitties honored at Murdock College Science Research Conference
    Campus News

    January 8, 2018 Three Whitman students won prizes at the 26th annual Murdock College Science Research Conference late last year.

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  • Whitman physics professor receives Richtmyer Memorial Lecture Award
    Campus News

    January 5, 2018 His address to the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), titled “Preparing our Students for Quantum 2.0,” takes place next Tuesday, January 9, in San Diego, California.

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  • Whitman theatre legend Jack Freimann dies
    Campus News

    January 4, 2018 A member of Whitman's Harper Joy Theatre faculty for more than 30 years, he retired to New York City in 1992 to resume his professional acting career. The namesake for Harper Joy’s 100-seat Freimann Studio Theatre, he also founded the facility's famed poster collection, to which he contributed long after leaving Walla Walla.

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  • Whitman College farm holdings highlighted
    Bloomberg Business Week

    January 3, 2018 Whitman is one of only a few colleges that invest in farmland

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  • Kiplinger names Whitman best value college in Northwest
    Campus News

    December 22, 2017 Whitman ranks as the 47th best value college or university nationwide, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s “300 Best College Values for 2018” list, published today.

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