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Winter 2021

Whitman Magazine

At the Art of the Matter
Feature Story

At the Art of the Matter

From Gallery Walls to Hallways to Classrooms, Whitman’s Art Collection Expands Its Diversity in Beautiful and Meaningful Ways

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Feature Stories

Enjoy highlights from this issue of Whitman Magazine.

Whitman College President Kathy Murray

Message from the President.

Message from the President

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Ginger Weathers

A Catalyst for Connection

Biology professor Ginger Withers envisions the STEM Hub as a place of study, support and opportunity.

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Two students juggling on Ankeny field


For more than a century, Ankeny Field has been at the center of campus life at Whitman. Take a peek at field photos from yesteryear.

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Tejashree Jadhav

A Poetic Journey

First-year student and poet Tejashree Jadhav connects and competes from a world away.

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Laura Krantz in a field at night with a flying saucer effects added to the image

Aliens, Bigfoot, and The Podcaster

Whitman alum Laura Krantz explores the weird side of history and science in her hit podcast “Wild Thing.”

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The Art of The Matter

From Gallery Walls to Hallways to Classrooms, Whitman’s Art Collection Expands Its Diversity in Beautiful and Meaningful Ways.

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Gabriel Garcfa Marquez exhibit

Touched Beyond Words

Professor Álvaro Santana-Acuña explores the creation and power of the literary classic “Love in the Time of Cholera.”

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Al Rahim Merali sitting in front of a Google sign

Googling Success

Al-Rahim Merali ’13 uses all he learned at Whitman in a job he didn’t know existed at the time.

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Blake Trienen and family

Finding Home

World Series winner Blake Treinen mentors Blues athletes and throws himself into life in Walla Walla.

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On Boyer Avenue

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


What’s Ours is Yours

Whitman lends deep freezer to local vaccination efforts.

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Collage of students on virtual meeting.

Bridging the Distance

The pandemic and the shift to remote learning didn’t halt Whitman students’ commitment to engaging with the local community.

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Workers installing solar panels on a roof

Whitman College Commits to Being ‘All In’ on Climate Action

Whitman College President Kathleen Murray has signed the America Is All In statement, assuring Whitman’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change and pledging to partner with the Biden-Harris administration to tackle the climate crisis.

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