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March 22, 2018Netflix acquires film by director Annie Howell '90
An English major, she attended New York University's film program, the Screenwriters Colony and IFP's Emerging Narrative, and teaches in the graduate film program at the City College of New York. She recently sold the rights to "Little Boxes" (2016). Her new film is "Claire in Motion."
March 20, 2018Biochemist Charles Denby '05 brews hops-free beer
A biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology major at Whitman, Denby earned his doctorate in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley. His idea to brew beer without hops stemmed from his research on creating a sustainable fuel source from terpenes, plant molecules that can mimic the taste of hops. Hops are a resource-intensive crop, requiring large amounts of water and sunlight to grow.
March 16, 2018Daphne Gallegos
Biology and French major Daphne Gallegos ’19 of Pasco, Washington, has earned a prestigious fellowship from Campus Compact. Awarded annually, the Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes recipients’ commitment to social change.
March 16, 2018Whitman math professor honored for advocacy
Professor of Mathematics Albert Schueller serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Walla Walla and Columbia counties. CASA volunteers work with children ages 12 and younger who have been removed from their homes due to safety or health concerns and make recommendations to the court based on their observations.
March 12, 2018Andrew Schwartz '18 pens letter to the editor on Heidegger
The philosophy major argues that German thinker Martin Heidegger's ideas remain provocative despite his political affiliations. "If you want to understand what is going on when someone gives you bad vibes, or why that couch just doesn’t work in that corner, Heidegger might be able to help," he writes.
March 10, 2018Blues season comes to a close
Saturday night Whitman College men’s basketball season came to a close one round shy of the Final Four.
March 9, 2018Whitman win sends Blues to the Elite 8
Whitman College men’s basketball defeated University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
March 7, 2018DREAMer Alejandro Fuentes Mena '13 commended on senate floor
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D.-Ill.) shared the psychology major and Teach for America member's story as part of his ongoing advocacy on behalf of DACA recipients.
March 7, 2018Emily Wigley '82 lobbies for fewer restrictions on food trucks
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.
March 2, 2018Power & Privilege
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.