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  • Emily Wigley '82 lobbies for fewer restrictions on food trucks
    Seattle Weekly

    March 7, 2018 An art history major, she owns and operates the Orca Eats food truck on Vashon Island, and serves on the advisory board for the Washington Food Truck Association. The law Wigley helped pass allows food to be prepped, stored and cooked right in the food trucks rather than only in brick-and-mortar kitchens.

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  • Attendees learn many lessons about Power & Privilege
    Campus News

    March 2, 2018 Whitman students, faculty and staff explored urgent topics ranging from race and gender to identity and rights at the fifth annual student-run Power & Privilege Symposium.

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  • Snapshots of Power & Privilege 2018
    Campus News

    March 2, 2018 Images from the fifth annual Power & Privilege Symposium.

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  • Whitman receives $800,000 Mellon grant to diversify curriculum
    Campus News

    March 1, 2018 Whitman College has received a three-year, $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will help Whitman infuse diverse perspectives into the curriculum and promote community engagement with an emphasis on the humanities, the focus of the foundation.

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  • Mita Mahato, a different type of cutup, returns to campus to speak
    Campus News

    February 27, 2018 Writer and artist Mita Mahato works with paper to create collages and comics on the theme of loss.

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  • Whitman celebrates women who lead by example
    Campus News

    February 23, 2018 Leadership comes with obligations, said the six panelists at the Women in Leadership Symposium that Whitman College held recently. These leaders feel compelled to use their power to help those who need it.

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  • President Emeritus Tom Cronin on his new book
    C-SPAN

    February 22, 2018 Tom Cronin, president of Whitman from 1993 to 2005, discusses his new book, Imagining a Great Republic: Political Novels and the Idea of America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), and the paradox of politics and power.

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  • Feature Stories
    Whitman Magazine

    Feature stories for the Winter 2018 issue of Whitman Magazine

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  • Whitman again named Fulbright top producer
    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    February 18, 2018 Whitman is included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright students recently announced by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the country's largest foreign exchange fellowship program.

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  • Video: Emma Lungren '19 on Fred Hutch summer internship
    Campus News

    February 15, 2018 Emma Lungren '19, a biology major, conducted research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

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  • Lee Mills '09 to feature in League of American Orchestras national conductor preview
    Broadway World

    February 15, 2018 The music major is one of six highly skilled conductors selected to participate in the League of American Orchestras 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview next month at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The two-day showcase is one of the most prestigious pathways for new talent.

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  • Tom Johnston '85 tends Olympic slopes in PyeongChang
    The Salt Lake Tribune

    February 12, 2018 An English major at Whitman, Wyoming rancher Tom Johnston '85 is an expert on skiing racecourses, including the tracks for the Winter Olympics' downhill and Super G competitions. Tasked with building and maintaining the snow surface for the world's most elite athletes, he has made seven trips to South Korea over the past two years to inspect and shape the terrain.

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  • Brenda Rufener '95 publishes debut novel
    The Greensboro News & Record

    February 11, 2018 Technical writer turned novelist Brenda Rufener '95, an English major at Whitman, tells the tale of a homeless high schooler named Linden in Where I Live (HarperTeen 2018). Rufener lives in North Carolina with her family and is an advocate for homeless youth.

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  • Women leaders in the workplace to offer insights
    Campus News

    February 8, 2018 Women leaders in the workplace to offer insights

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  • Tehani Louis-Perkins '18 featured on Roadtrip Nation
    PBS

    February 5, 2018 The biology-environmental studies major joined two other students from her home state of Hawaii on a journey across the islands, interviewing leaders from all walks of life in search of wisdom and guidance. The four-part series aired in January.

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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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