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October 12, 2023

Celebrating 2023 Faculty Promotions

Ten Whitman faculty members received promotions, effective as of the start of the 2023–2024 academic year.
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October 6, 2023

Whitman Celebrates Record Number of Davis United World College Scholars

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.
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October 6, 2023

A STEM Summer School Brings Together Whitman Faculty & 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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