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Tech superwoman Cathryn Posey ’05 on the social side of tech
As founder of Tech by Superwomen, Posey advocates for women working in the tech world. But she is also a strategic planner for the United States Digital Service, a startup that works within the White House.
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Whitman College adopts test-optional application process
Beginning with this year’s admission cycle, Whitman will move to a test-optional application process for prospective students.
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Whitman named one of country’s healthiest colleges
It should be noted that Whitman College serves food made from scratch and sourced locally, has a state-of-the-art climbing wall, a bike-share program, a large fitness center and a great health care center.
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Whitman ranked best liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest
In its annual “Best Colleges” rankings release, “U.S. News and World Report” awarded Whitman College an overall ranking of 41 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges.
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Family Weekend • October 21-23, 2016

You and your family are invited to join us for Family Weekend! Although registration is not requited, you can RSVP here so that we can have a name-tag ready for you and your guest.
Schedule of events

Strategic Planning for Whitman College—You’re invited to share your thoughts

Whitman embarked on a strategic planning process this year—aimed at envisioning what Whitman can become in the next 5-10 years. The Strategic Planning Committee is interested in the opinions of alumni, parents, and friends. Toward that end, we invite you to share your thoughts in response to this prompt: What are your highest aspirations for Whitman in the next decade and what would success in addressing those aspirations look like? Responses should be submitted no later than October 11, 2016. Click here to share your response.

Responses will be collated and reviewed and presented to the Strategic Planning Committee. In 2017, President Murray will visit a number of cities to host Presidential Town Halls in which the progress of the committee’s deliberations will be discussed in an interactive format. Please watch for announcements in future editions of Whittie News, on the Whitman Alumni Office web page, and in the mail.


Whitties in the Cities
Whitties in the Cities

Join Whitman young alumni for a social event celebrating Whitties. Help us welcome alumni from the Class of 2016 to the Whitman family as well as alumni who may be new to your city!

Eugene, OR: Oct. 13, 2016 • 6:30 p.m. • Falling Sky Brewing House & Gastro Pub • RSVP
Minneapolis MN: Oct. 27, 2016 • 6:30 p.m. • Urban Eatery • RSVP

Jack Freimann, Whitman College Professor of Theater Emeritus, and lifelong patron, champion and benefactor of the performing arts.Whitman College Trip to New York City
Spaces still available!
November 10-13, 2016
Join fellow theatre enthusiasts for a thrilling weekend adventure in NYC. Kicking off the trip will be a 90th Birthday Celebration honoring Jack Freimann, Whitman College Professor of Theatre Emeritus, and lifelong patron, champion and benefactor of the performing arts.
Registration extended to October 5.

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar

October 6-7 Mid-semester break; no classes
October 21-23 Family Weekend
November 19 - 27 Thanksgiving break begins at 6p.m. on the 18th and ends at 8 a.m. Monday, the 28th. Residence halls will remain open during break.
December 16 Fall semester ends. All residence halls close at noon, Saturday, December 17.

Important Housing Dates
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From the Student Engagement Center

Does your company/organization hire summer interns? If so, please let us know!

Please share your internship opportunities through our online job and internship board iEngage. You can also join us for a virtual information session to share more information about your organization and programs.

Questions? Reach out to Internship Coordinator Victoria Wolff ( and Director of Business Engagement Kim Rolfe (

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