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Senior Connects Nutrition and Learning through Community Fellowship
Race and ethnic studies major Erina Horikawa '19 is helping to enrich bodies and minds through her one-year fellowship with Walla Walla Valley Farm to School, a local nonprofit organization.
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Assistant Professor Brings Research into the Classroom
Assistant Professor Brit Moss incorporates elements of a NSF-funded collaborative maize project into her synthetic cell biology class. Whitman students taking the class get the opportunity to contribute to scientific research while gaining first-hand experience into the type of research life scientists do in the field.
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Nina Finley '17 First Whitman Graduate to Win Marshall Scholarship
Nina Finley '17 made school history this week by becoming the first Whitman College graduate to claim a highly competitive Marshall Scholarship. Only 48 candidates were selected as 2019 Marshall Scholars from a field of more than 1,000 applicants.
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2019 Whitties Helping Whitties
Career networking receptions for alumni, students and parents

January 6, 2019, Seattle, WA - RSVP Here
January 7, 2019, Bellevue, WA - RSVP Here
January 9, 2019, Portland, OR - RSVP Here
January 10, 2019, Santa Clara, CA - RSVP Here

W Club Basketball Tailgate vs. University of Puget Sound
February 15, 2019

Whitman College alumni, parents and friends are invited to join members of the W Club to cheer on the Men's and Women's Varsity Basketball teams as they take on the Puget Sound Loggers in Memorial Fieldhouse. The Women start at 6 p.m.; the Men start at 8 p.m. Come early and stay late!
Read more and RSVP by February 14th

W Club Basketball Tailgate vs. Pacific Lutheran University
February 16, 2019

Whitman College alumni, parents and friends are invited to join members of the W Club to cheer on the Men's and Women's Varsity Basketball teams as they take on the Lutes in Olson Auditorium. The Women start at 4 p.m.; the Men start at 6 p.m.
Read more and RSVP by February 14th

An Evening of Reflections with Professor David Schmitz • Seattle, WA
February 24, 2019, Pacific Tower

Join Whitman alumni, parents, and friends for a lecture on the history of the college by the Robert Allen Skotheim chair of history, Dr. David F. Schmitz.
Read more and RSVP by February 21st

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Summer 2019 Whitman Internship Grant

First years, sophomores, and juniors (and seniors who will complete courses in December) can apply for the Summer Internship Grant through the Student Engagement Center, which provides $3,000 for students to participate in unpaid summer internship experiences that last the majority of the summer. Read more about the Whitman Internship Grant.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

January 13 Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. for returning students.
January 14 Classes begin
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - no classes
February 18 Presidents' Day - no classes
February 21 Power and Privilege Symposium - no classes
March 11-22 Spring Break (Residence halls close at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. Residence halls open at noon on Sunday, March 24.)

Important housing dates from Residence Life
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Why We Love Whitman!

Student making cookies from the Why We Love Whitman Video

President Murray Opens House for Study Break
Each December President Kathy Murray and her partner, Bridget Reischl, open their home to students for a pre-finals study break. This year's event, held Sunday, Dec. 9, featured a chili bar, decorate-your-own sugar cookies and festive movies. The sugar cookies are made with an old family recipe created by Reischl's mother.

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Whitman Magazine

Whitman Magazine - Fall 2018

Whitman College gives students, faculty and alumni the freedom to create their own journey. Read their stories in the fall issue of Whitman Magazine
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