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Whitman College's Family Weekend 2015 will begin 3:00 pm Friday, October 23 and will end Sunday, October 25.

Whitman College’s Family Weekend will be held on campus the weekend of October 23-25. Let us know you’ll be on campus by registering online!

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Whitman News

Kathleen M. Murray installed as Whitman’s 14th president
On September 18, Whitman College installed its 14th president, Dr. Kathleen M. Murray, in a ceremony held in Cordiner Hall and attended by faculty and staff members, students, alumni and community members.
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Whitman College ranked as best liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest
“We are proud to be continually recognized as one of our country’s top liberal arts colleges,” said Whitman College President Dr. Kathleen M. Murray. She credits the college’s high retention and graduation rates-which heavily influence a college’s overall ranking-to Whitman faculty and staff members. “Our small class sizes allow for high levels of faculty-student interaction that is both rigorous and supportive.”
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First-generation students get a head start
This past July, the college flew 32 incoming first-generation/working-class students to campus for an orientation program to get students familiar with the campus, faculty and staff members and the resources available to them.
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Presidential Receptions Introducing
Dr. Kathleen M. Murray

14th President of Whitman College, Dr. Kathleen M. MurrayJoin Whitman College alumni, parents and friends for a series of receptions introducing our 14th President, Dr. Kathleen M. Murray. Hear from Dr. Murray about initial plans to build on the success of the Now Is the Time Campaign and create a shared vision for the College’s future. Wine and refreshments will be served.

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October 8, 2015 - Seattle, WA
October 13, 2015 - Honolulu, HI
October 18, 2015 - San Francisco, CA


Faculty Lecture • Spokane, WA
October 7, 2015 • 7 p.m.
Associate Professor of Sociology Helen Kim will discuss her research and her upcoming book, “JewAsian: Race, Religion and Identity for America’s Newest Jews”
DoubleTree City Center Spokane, Grand Ballroom Salon I
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Faculty Lecture • Portland, OR
October 10, 2015 • 1 p.m.
Professor of Psychology Melissa Clearfield will discuss “Helping Babies in Poverty Overcome the Achievement Gap.”
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
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2015-2016 Academic Calendar

October 8-9, Thursday-Friday Mid-semester break; no classes.
October 23-25, Friday-Sunday Family Weekend
November 23-27, Monday-Friday Thanksgiving break; no classes; residence halls are open

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President Kathleen Murray offers Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Northam a musical hand during the Presidential Installation ceremony.

President Kathleen Murray offers Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Northam ’91 a musical hand during the Presidential Installation ceremony.

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