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May 3, 2023Whitman College Alum, Dr. David May, Named New President of Bellevue College
In March 2023, David May ’90 was selected as Bellevue College’s President. Bellevue College is the largest open-access college in the state with over 19,000 students enrolled annually. May holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A .in Political Science from Washington State University and a B.A. in Political Science from Whitman College.
May 1, 2023Whitman Receives $10 Million in Gifts Toward Harvey Hall and Student Village
The Whitman College Board of Trustees, alumni and friends of the college made gifts of $10 million toward the first building of a student residential village—Harvey Hall—which will be named in honor of the college’s longest-serving Chief Financial Officer Peter Harvey.
May 1, 2023President Bolton Signs Open Letter Pledging Commitment to Student Diversity
President Sarah Bolton, along with 27 presidents of other liberal arts colleges, signed an open letter in response to two cases before the Supreme Court that have the potential to restrict long-standing recruitment and admissions practices.
April 29, 2023The Warmest of Welcomes for Whitman College’s Dr. Sarah Bolton
On Friday, April 28, 2023, Dr. Sarah Bolton had her Presidential Installation at Cordiner Hall, officially becoming Whitman’s 15th President.
April 27, 2023New Appointment Strengthens Ties with CTUIR
Whitman College recently appointed Jeanine Gordon to be the first First Special Assistant to the President for Native American Outreach
April 24, 2023Amber Ebarb ’03 to Deliver 2023 Commencement Address
Amber Ebarb, Class of 2003, Minority Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, will deliver Whitman College’s 2023 Commencement address on Sunday, May 21.
April 21, 2023Presidential Installation Will Be a Historic & Celebratory Event
On Friday, April 28, 2023, Dr. Sarah Bolton will officially become Whitman College’s 15th President. Whitman leaders, alumni and higher education dignitaries from across the nation will come to Walla Walla to celebrate Bolton’s Presidential Installation—a momentous event in Whitman’s history.
April 13, 2023Whitman College Names New Director of Penrose Library
After an extensive search, Ping Fu has been named Director of Penrose Library. His experiences at diverse academic institutions have afforded him opportunities to engage in teaching and research, participate in professional organizations and publish numerous scholarly articles.
March 24, 2023Seattle Times Publishes Shampa Biswas's Nuclear Disarmament Op-Ed
Shampa Biswas, the Judge & Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Chair of Political Science and Professor of Politics, recently published an opinion piece in The Seattle Times titled “The lesson of this moment: Abolish nuclear weapons.”
March 3, 2023Two Whitties Awarded 2023 Watson Fellowships
Whitman College senior Katie Jose ’23 and alum Annie Means ’22 were each recently awarded the prestigious and highly competitive Thomas J. Watson Fellowship which offers college graduates a year of independent, purposeful exploration and travel outside of the United States.