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November 22, 2023Pasxapa Powwow Celebrates Culture and Collaboration
Whitman College, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and Walla Walla Community College partnered to host the inaugural Pášx̣apa Powwow. More than 400 people came from three states and five tribal communities to attend this monumental event.
November 14, 2023A Global Suite: Two Whitman Teams Merge to Better Support Students
Last summer International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Off-Campus Studies (OCS) joined together into one “global suite” to better meet the needs resulting from return to pre-pandemic levels of study abroad/off-campus studies participation and the largest ever number of incoming international students.
November 9, 2023Whitman Names Robart Hall Following Leadership Gift to Student Village
Whitman College received a leadership gift for a new junior-senior residential village and will name a hall in honor of Judge James Robart ’69. The announcement was made at a November 2023 Seattle event at T-Mobile Park launching the college’s Upward Together campaign.
November 8, 2023From The Met to Whitman: Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Poet Robyn Schiff
Whitman College’s 2023–2024 Visiting Writers Reading Series (VWRS) features award-winning poet Robyn Schiff. Schiff is an English and literature professor at the University of Chicago and is a director of their creative writing program. Her most recent book, “Information Desk: An Epic” was published in August 2023.
November 7, 2023Whitman Students Help Plan Walla Walla’s First Día de los Muertos Parade
Several Whitman students worked with local business leader Manuel Perez to organize Walla Walla’s first community parade celebrating the traditional Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Held in the downtown corridor close to campus, the event also included music and booths at Walawála Plaza and a public ofrenda at Grandma's Kitchen, Perez’s restaurant.
November 5, 2023More than 1,530 Donors Go ALL IN for Whitman
More than 1,500 alumni, faculty, staff, families and friends supported the college through ALL IN for Whitman giving days in October 2023. The collective effort raised more than $532,500 for scholarships and college’s greatest needs, as well as support for athletics and a broad variety of student-focused programs.
November 3, 2023Whitman’s Vision for a Junior-Senior Village
Whitman College is setting the stage for launching a transformative junior-senior residential village. The Board of Trustees, along with alumni and friends, initiated $10 million in gifts for this innovative project, with a goal of raising $30 million to commence construction.
November 2, 2023New FieldTurf is an Investment in Excellence For Blue Athletics
This summer, Whitman student-athletes and coaches saw significant facility upgrades. Generous gifts of $3.6 million from alumni and friends led to the installation of a new FieldTurf surface, offering year-round training and competition. The field was dedicated on October 14, 2023, as James Hayner Field in honor of a Whitman trustee and Walla Walla community leader.
November 1, 2023Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Highlights from the Upward Together Launch
Enjoy highlights from the launch of Upward Together: The Campaign for Whitman College. This historic and ambitious campaign will focus on key priorities to enhance and enrich the student experience—from access and affordability to campus life and mental health.
November 1, 2023The Knapp Family’s Tradition Of Giving
The Knapp family’s connection to Whitman College spans three generations and eight family members over 80 years. Their commitment to the institution is underscored by the establishment of the Knapp Family Scholarship Endowment, which supports underrepresented students at Whitman. Roger and Rosemary Knapp, both Whitman alumni, emphasize the transformative power of education and the value of a liberal arts education.