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April 9, 2018

Whitman geology professor presents at volcanic wines conference

Professor of Geology Kevin Pogue, a terroir expert, was part of the first annual International Volcanic Wines Conference on March 27 in New York City. Guests sampled wines from more than 50 wineries from 16 different volcanic wine regions.
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April 6, 2018

Walla Walla in the national spotlight

Whitman's southeastern Washington home has been making a big name for itself, growing from a small wheat farming community at the foot of the Blue Mountains to a world class travel destination.
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April 4, 2018

Whitman to host Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Ferguson, who seized the national spotlight last year by filing a lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration's first travel ban, will visit Whitman on Friday, April 13 at 9:30 a.m.
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March 25, 2018

Whitman anthropologist on preserving Poland's primeval forest

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies Eunice Blavascunas weighs in on large-scale logging operations in Białowieża, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest remaining part of an ancient forest that once stretched across much of Europe. Blavascunas has studied conservation politics in new nature preserves in Poland for more than 15 years.
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March 23, 2018

Whitman admission director advises applicants

According to Adam Miller, Whitman's director of admission, "We want to see applicants demonstrate academic challenge, but also have rich and fulfilling lives outside of the classroom. Applicants should pursue things that grab their interest and attention. We call that 'passion.'"
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March 22, 2018

Netflix 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."
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March 20, 2018

Biochemist 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.
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Daphne Gallegos
March 16, 2018

Daphne Gallegos '19 named Newman Civic Fellow

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.
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March 16, 2018

Whitman 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.
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March 12, 2018

Andrew 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.
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March 10, 2018

Blues season comes to a close

Saturday night Whitman College men’s basketball season came to a close one round shy of the Final Four.
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March 9, 2018

Whitman win sends Blues to the Elite 8

Whitman College men’s basketball defeated University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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