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July 19, 2024

A Sweet Tradition: Whitman Sends Walla Walla Sweet Onions to New Students

Every summer, new Whitman College students are welcomed with a gift of Walla Walla Sweet Onions in a tradition that has been enjoyed by Whitties since 1992.
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July 18, 2024

Cloepfil Discusses Memoir on Professional Soccer Career in New York Magazine

Before coming to Whitman to join the women's soccer coaching staff and teach writing, Georgia Cloepfil played professional soccer internationally. In this New York Magazine interview about her new memoir, "The Striker and the Clock," she discusses the interaction of art and athletics.
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July 16, 2024

Whitman College Geology Department Rocks Spokane Conference

In May, the Whitman College Geology Department made a strong appearance at the 2024 Joint Cordilleran and Rocky Mountain Section Meeting hosted by the Geological Society of America (GSA) in Spokane.
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July 12, 2024

Whitman Students & Grads Awarded Prestigious Fellowships & Opportunities

In the last 15 years, more than 500 Whitman students have earned prestigious fellowships and grants. This year was no different, with over a dozen successful applicants who excelled in the areas of academic achievement, leadership and community engagement/service.
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July 9, 2024

Whitman Receives $10.5 Million Estate Commitment

Whitman College receives a substantial unrestricted bequest from a loyal alumnus and his wife.
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Anthony Crawford ’28, Sky Smith ’28 and Allen Zamudio ’28
July 3, 2024

CTUIR Students Earn Full Scholarships to Whitman College

Three Native American students received the Šináata Scholarship created in partnership by Whitman College and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
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Maryanne Ndung’u ’26 standing on Ankeny field.
July 1, 2024

Econ-Math Major Awarded Projects for Peace Grant for Work in Kenya Market

Whitman College sophomore Maryanne Ndung’u ’26 has been awarded $10,000 from the Projects for Peace program, which enables students to develop innovative, community-centered projects addressing critical issues around the world.
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Portraits of Kirsten Gable and Cecilia Kang
June 27, 2024

Whitman College Board of Trustees Appoints Two New Members

Kirsten Adams Gable ’01 and Cecilia Kang ’94 are the newest members of the Whitman College Board of Trustees, joining July 1, 2024.
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Professional portrait of Aaron Strain.
June 26, 2024

Strain Talks Bread in The Wall Street Journal

Breadmaking in America changed dramatically during the industrial revolution. Aaron Strain, Professor of Politics and author of "White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf," discusses that history with The Wall Street Journal.
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Ella Schneider ’25 (left) and Kenzie Bay ’25 (right) at Fred Hutch Cancer Center in Seattle.
June 20, 2024

Whitman Students Head West for Summer Research Programs

This summer, four Whitman students will travel to Washington’s coast to participate in two respected summer research programs: one focused on marine biology and one on cancer research.
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June 5, 2024

Osborne Family Partners With Whitman on Gift To Improve Fraternity Housing

A gift from Matt Osborne ’93 and the late George Osborne ’66, along with an investment from Whitman College, will fund $900,000 in fraternity housing upgrades this summer.
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Image of two Whitman College graduates from the Class of 2024.
June 4, 2024

Featured Video: ‘Greatest Comeback Kids In History’

Award-winning technology journalist, Cecilia Kang ’94, urges Whitman College graduates to “be human.”
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