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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.
Alex Teller
July 13, 2023
Alex Feller '22 Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Whitman College alum Alex Feller ’22 has earned a grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Feller will be an English Teaching Assistant for the 2023–2024 year in year. In the last 15 years, Whitman has had 55 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Awards go to students and graduates.
Aaron Lefjohn.
July 7, 2023
True Chemistry Aaron Lefohn Found His Calling in Tech
Aaron Lefohn ’97 discovered the then-emerging field of computational chemistry and computer science while at Whitman College. He followed that passion and today is the Vice President of Graphics Research at a cutting-edge technology company where he uses the knowledge base and skills he learned at Whitman.
New York Times Mentions Whitman College in an Article on How Transparency in College Costs Can Increase Diversity
June 29, 2023
Whitman College Highlighted in The New York Times for Its Financial Aid Transparency
In an article in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on race in admission, Ron Lieber, columnist for The New York Times, says transparency in college costs can increase diversity—and notes Whitman’s approach and Early Financial Aid Guarantee.
Kanesha Johnson standing outside.
June 21, 2023
A Winding Path to Whitman
For Kanesha Johnson ’23, Whitman College initially felt completely out of reach. After spending her teenage years in foster care, dropping out of college and taking community college classes while juggling multiple jobs and a family, she knew she needed her bachelor’s degree but saw herself enrolling in an online program.
June 6, 2023
Teen Vogue Publishes Op-Ed by Whitman Student Bex Heimbrock ’25
In an op-ed published in Teen Vogue, Bex Heimbrock ’25 explores the idea of "Rainbow Capitalism" and responds to the recent controversary surrounding Target and how the retail store dealt with customer backlash to its Pride Month merchandise.
A bronze figurine of a blindfolded woman holding scales in one hand and a sword in the other.
June 2, 2023
Whitman Creates New Ethics & Society Major
A new Ethics and Society Major will give students interested in Philosophy another option with a more specific focus.
Whitman Blues new clubhouse
June 1, 2023
Construction Underway for Baseball Clubhouse at Borleske Stadium
Donor gifts are making possible a new clubhouse facility to serve the Whitman Blues baseball program. Located at Borleske Stadium in Walla Walla, the $3.7 million, 3,300 square-foot clubhouse will include locker and training rooms, as well as recruiting and multipurpose team meeting spaces.
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