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Upward Together campaign launch
October 13, 2023
Whitman College Announces Upward Together Campaign
Whitman College announces its largest fundraising campaign in its history: Upward Together: The Campaign for Whitman College. The Whitman College campaign will focus on key priorities, including access and affordability, and academic excellence and distinction.
October 12, 2023
Award Winning Poet Visits Whitman to Inspire Student Creativity
Students will get valuable insights into the art of writing and publishing their work from published poet Sara Nicholson, Ph.D.
A grid of 10 faculty photos
October 12, 2023
2023 Faculty Promotions
Ten Whitman faculty members received promotions, effective as of the start of the 2023–2024 academic year.
Dozens of students holding flags from around the world.
October 6, 2023
Whitman Celebrates Davis United World Scholars Program
For more than two decades, Whitman College has partnered with the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars program to bring international students to its campus. This year, Whitman has a record 101 Davis UWC Scholars, including 35 first-year students.
Graphic of underwater ocean scene
October 6, 2023
Whitman Faculty and CTUIR Hold STEM Summer Camp for Tribal Youth
Whitman College faculty and CTUIR partnered to provide STEM education to local Tribal youth in special summer school. During four weeks of immersion, students were very active in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Classes took place in Pendleton, Oregon near the Umatilla Indian Reservation where the students could attend in their own school district.
portrait of Michelle Janning
September 23, 2023
Janning Quoted in Article About How Taylor Swift Communicates With Her Fans
Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning was quoted in a Sept. 23, 2023 Yahoo! Entertainment article, explaining why using puzzles and codes is an effective way for the pop star to engage with her fans.
Cropped cover of Seattle Magazine September/October 2024 Issue
September 15, 2023
President Bolton Shares Insights on Higher Education in Seattle Magazine
Whitman College President Dr. Sarah Bolton joined higher education leaders across Washington state to share their insights on college affordability and access in the September/October issue of Seattle Magazine.
Two figures install solar panels on the top of a Whitman campus building.
September 14, 2023
Whitman College Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements
After seven months of diligent data collection, Whitman College has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
Salma Anguiano '22 smiling at the camera while posing in her graduation regalia in China.
September 14, 2023
Salma Anguiano ’22 Named First Yenching Scholar from Whitman College
Whitman grad Salma Anguiano ’22 was awarded her second prestigious global fellowship. The Politics and Chinese double major credits her success to her Whitman education and professors.
Seattle city skyline at dusk
September 13, 2023
Accelerated Learning, Accelerated Careers
Whitman's new Finance Accelerator program, sponsored by the Career and Community Engagement Center, connects current Economics students with alumni who work in finance—to share knowledge, connections and actionable advice.
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