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Conserving the Confluence Project
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Conserving the Confluence Project

The Whitman College and Northwest Archives is home to an important new archive documenting the history of flora, fauna and peoples living near the Columbia River and its tributaries.

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Kathy Murray

Commitment to Resilience

President Kathleen M. Murray addresses the topic of resilience as it pertains to Whitman students.

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Nina Finley

Whitman Fellows Create Paths to the Future

Now more than ever, the world needs thinkers, leaders, innovators who can face the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century—with knowledge and tools, vigor and ethics.

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Summer Fly-In Program Helps FGWC Succeed

Four years after it was launched, the Summer Fly-In Program continues to help first-generation/working class (FGWC) students navigate the path to success.

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Shannon Zander

Helping FGWC Students Succeed

Faculty help incoming first-generation/working-class students learn about the resources available to them at Whitman — from financial support to internships and jobs, to health and counseling resources.

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Disabled Walla Wallans

Making Buddies Is Her Goal

Psychology major excels in volunteer roles with the Buddy Program and Special Olympics.

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Phil Gardner and Kathleen Murray

A Passion for Purpose

Phil Gardner '69 has devoted his career to helping liberal arts students and graduates determine a plan to turn their passion into reality.

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Fred Capestany

Alumnus Guides Youth toward Promising Futures

Social responsibility motivates Fred Capestany '86 in his work guiding low-income students toward top-tier college degrees.

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Michael Coronado and Andrew Hudec

Getting to the Heart of Heart Health

Assistant Professor of Biology Michael Coronado uses a groundbreaking new approach in his research on how the heart makes energy.

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Laura Rivale

Conserving the Confluence Project

The Whitman College and Northwest Archives is home to an important new archive documenting the history of flora, fauna and peoples living near the Columbia River and its tributaries.

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Exploring the Archive

Archivists explain the mission of the Whitman College and Northwest Archives and how people can peruse its collections.

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Animal Advocacy

By highlighting the plights of endangered animals and ecosystems, these three alumni are showing the human side of environmental activism.

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Jennifer Northam

The Voice of the Town

Jennifer Dilworth Northam '91, assistant director in Whitman’s Office of Alumni Relations, thrives on sparking conversations between people.

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Sarah Bosworth

Exploring Political Sociology through Op-Ed Writing

Politics major Sarah Bosworth ’21 wrote an opinion editorial about ballot readability as a form of voter suppression.

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On Boyer Avenue

What’s happening on campus—community and college news.

Whitman women's swim team

Women’s Swimming Team Claims Third Straight NWC Championship

Women’s Swimming Team Claims Third Straight NWC Championship.

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Inside a classroom

Whitman Teaches the Movement Wins IMPACT Service Program of the Year Award

Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) — Whitman College’s student-led program that brings civil rights lessons to Walla Walla public schools every January and February — received the Service Program of the Year award at the IMPACT Conference, held Feb. 21-24, 2019, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Whitman professor speaking with a student

Alumnus Returns to Explore Latinx Migrant Narrative

Alumnus Returns to Explore Latinx Migrant Narrative.

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Kazi Joshua

Kazi Joshua Named Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Kazi Joshua has been named Whitman College's vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

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Beckman Scholars Award Expands Summer Research Focus

Students will benefit from an expanded vision for summer research in the chemistry and life sciences departments at Whitman College, thanks to a Beckman Scholars Award from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

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