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Tarik Elseewi
August 18, 2023
Giving Empathy a Leading Role
Film & Media Professor Tarik Ahmed Elseewi connects with students as they explore topics like identity and race in his classes. Elseewi is the 2022 recipient of the George Ball Award for Excellence in Advising.
President Sarah Bolton
August 18, 2023
This Is a Moment of High Stakes
The official Installation Ceremony of Whitman College’s 15th president, Sarah Bolton, took place in late April 2023. Guests from near and far gathered in Cordiner Hall for the formal ceremony and heard Bolton’s aspirations for Whitman and the students of the future.
Jocelyn Awe in the gym.
August 18, 2023
Fast 5 With the Director of Sports Performance
Director of Sports Performance and the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center Jocelyn Awe sits down to answer five questions about his work, including his coaching philosophy and focus on positive mindset.
Shampa Biswas
August 8, 2023
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists publishes Shampa Biswas’s ‘Oppenheimer’ Op-Ed
Shampa Biswas, the Judge & Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Chair of Political Science and Professor of Politics, recently published an opinion piece titled “What can we learn from ‘Oppenheimer’ about the blind spots in nuclear storytelling?”
Whitman College campus - Penrose Library and Styx sculpture
August 7, 2023
Whitman College Partners with The Posse Foundation to Recruit Students
Whitman College has entered a new partnership with The Posse Foundation to enroll a cohort of 10 students from Chicago each academic year. This fall, The Posse Foundation will work with Whitman to identify 10 Chicago students who will be admitted in 2024 as the college’s first Posse.
Helen and John Logan
August 4, 2023
Whitman Alumna’s Gift Will Provide Housing Support for Faculty & Staff
Whitman College is grateful to announce a significant gift from a late alumna of the college. More than three decades ago, Helen McAuslan Logan-Schneider ’55 set up a charitable trust that with her passing gives the college ownership of three rental properties near campus which will provide housing support for faculty and staff.
A hand touches a toy airplane on top of a chalk map of the world.
August 4, 2023
Grants & Fellowships Give Students Global Opportunities
Each year, many Whitman College students and recent graduates apply for fellowships and grants to pursue research, study abroad, develop leadership skills, teach others and explore the world. We celebrate the dozens of students who were awarded those opportunities in the 2022–2023 academic year.
Amber Ebarb speaks from a podium.
August 2, 2023
Rooted in Respect Words of Wisdom from Amber Ebarb
Amber Ebarb ’03 addressed the Class of 2023 during the 137th Whitman College Commencement Ceremony. Ebarb is the Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and spoke of the positive changes on campus since she graduated 20 years ago.
Britt Moss in the lab.
July 19, 2023
Brit Moss Nurtures a Love of Research
Brit Moss, Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB) at Whitman, conducts student research in the Moss Lab. Moss is a non-traditional, first-generation college student who says she enjoys having a front-row seat to young people discovering their passion for science.
Headshots of Skylar Grayson, Andreas Guerrero, and Noah Kaplan.
July 18, 2023
Three Whitties Named 2023 NSF Fellows
Three Whitman College students have received a graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for 2023. The five-year fellowship allows recipients in engage in meaningful graduate research.
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