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November 4, 2022
Youth Activist Speaker Series 2022
Students host an inaugural youth climate activists speaker series at Whitman to encourage climate action and activism on local, national and global levels.
2022 Faculty Promotions collage.
November 1, 2022
Faculty Promotions 2022
Whitman recognizes the outstanding work of each member of the faculty–dedicated teacher-scholars who are experts in their fields. This academic year, a handful of Whitman faculty members received promotions that reflect their contributions to their departments and the Whitman College community.
October 29, 2022
Associate Professor of Psychology Pavel Blagov Sheds Light On Halloween Costumes
“One might speculate, based on theory as opposed to research, that people who see themselves as especially creative and original will try to convey that to others through their choice or design of costumes.”
Libby Miller
October 26, 2022
What Remains
Important NAGPRA work at Whitman College's Maxey Museum helps return Native American remains to their tribes.
KWCW studio.
October 20, 2022
KWCW Radio Station at Whitman College is a creative place for exploration and for students to actively engage with the larger community.
October 15, 2022
Mariners Owner John Stanton ’77 Brings Baseball Buzz Back to Seattle
The Mariners broke the longest active playoff drought in sports this year, hosting their first playoff game in 21 years at T-Mobile Park. “It’s really John’s leadership that made this possible,” said Jeff Raikes, a former Microsoft exec and minority owner of the team.
October 14, 2022
Author Laura Krantz ’00 Balances Curiosity and Exploration in Children’s Book About Bigfoot
Her new book for pre-teen readers, The Search for Sasquatch, explores Bigfoot through a scientific lens.
Kazi Joshua inside his office.
October 13, 2022
Dean of Students Kazi Joshua Named to Governor’s Clemency and Pardons Board
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Kazi Joshua has been appointed to a four-year term on the Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board.
October 12, 2022
Latinx Alums Work to Better Their Communities
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we are honored to spotlight a small number of the many alumni whose Hispanic heritage has contributed to their success and to stronger and more inclusive communities. Read the advice these alums are sharing and learn about their success.
Campsite inside a cavern at night.
October 11, 2022
Going Deep
Whitman College alum Rick Smith ’02 didn't realize that his biology degree was actually setting him up for an award-winning career as a filmmaker. Smith shares how he explores the world as a storyteller.
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