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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.
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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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portrait of Maggie Eaheart
September 13, 2023

Whitman College Appoints New Chief of Staff

President Sarah Bolton announced the appointment of Maggie Eaheart to the position of Chief of Staff at Whitman College. Eaheart brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education, ranging from information security to
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drone image of Whitman campus and surrounding area of Walla Walla
September 6, 2023

Alum Publishes Article on Affordable Housing Crisis

Whitman alum Christine Baker-Smith ’03, Director of Research at the National League of Cities Center for Research and Data, recently published an article titled “Communities and Colleges Partnering to Address the Affordable Housing Shortage.”
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September 1, 2023

Blues Athletes Bring Home Academic Awards in All Varsity Sports

During the 2022–2023 season, Whitman’s student-athletes excelled, both in their athletic achievements and in their academic pursuits.
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August 28, 2023

Faculty-Led Summer Chinese Language Studies Resumes with Inaugural Program in Taiwan

Eleven Whitties dedicated to the study of Mandarin Chinese boarded a plane in May to study for six weeks in Taiwan led by Whitman faculty members Xiaobo Yuan (Anthropology) and Wencui Zhao (Asian & Middle East Studies). This inaugural Whitman program in Taiwan is the first Whitman faculty-led academic trip offered by Off-Campus Studies since the end of the pandemic.
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Photo (unsplash.com): The front of The New York Times building.
August 25, 2023

Local Middle School Teacher and Whitman Alum Beth Clearman ’90 Featured in New York Times Article

Local middle school teacher and Whitman alum Beth Clearman ’90 was interviewed in a New York Times article published on Aug. 24, 2023. The article profiled the Walla Walla Public Schools district regarding a recently lifted temporary ban on students using generative AI chatbots.
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Student moving into their dorm.
August 23, 2023

It’s Move-In Day at Whitman College!

Whitman College welcomed its newest incoming class to campus on Aug. 23, 2023. The roughly 480 first-year and transfer students is Whitman’s most diverse class in school history.
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Tarik Elseewi
August 18, 2023

Giving Empathy a Leading Role

Film & Media Professor Tarik Ahmed Elseewi connects with students as they explore topics like identity and race in his classes. Elseewi is the 2022 recipient of the George Ball Award for Excellence in Advising.
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President Sarah Bolton
August 18, 2023

‘This Is a Moment of High Stakes’

The official Installation Ceremony of Whitman College’s 15th president, Sarah Bolton, took place in late April 2023. Guests from near and far gathered in Cordiner Hall for the formal ceremony and heard Bolton’s aspirations for Whitman and the students of the future.
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Jocelyn Awe in the gym.
August 18, 2023

Q&A: Fast 5 With the Director of Sports Performance

Director of Sports Performance and the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center Jocelyn Awe sits down to answer five questions about his work, including his coaching philosophy and focus on positive mindset.
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Shampa Biswas
August 8, 2023

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists publishes Shampa Biswas’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Op-Ed

Shampa Biswas, the Judge & Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Chair of Political Science and Professor of Politics, recently published an opinion piece titled “What can we learn from ‘Oppenheimer’ about the blind spots in nuclear storytelling?”
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