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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.
A group of finance students.
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.
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
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.”
baseball scene
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.
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.
Student moving into their dorm.
August 23, 2023
It's Move-In Day 2023
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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