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Katie Krummeck wears a black and white striped referee shirt as she leads a group of educators in an activity involving many colored post-it notes, pens and other items
January 12, 2024

Whitman Receives Gift to Bring Designer-in-Residence for New Human-Centered Design Concentration

Whitman College students in the new Human-Centered Design (HCD) concentration will have access to additional experts thanks to a generous $100,000 gift from the Lawrence Parke Murphy Trust. This gift to the college’s Upward Together campaign will fund an exciting designer-in-residence program beginning in the 2024–2025 academic year.
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Erin Pahlke
January 5, 2024

Pahlke Discusses Parenting and Racism in Atlanta Black Star

Associate Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlke discusses what she's learned from decades of research in “Should White Parents Have the Racism Talk with Their Kids?” with the Atlanta Black Star, the largest black-owned digital publication in the United States.
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December 18, 2023

Rolfe Discusses Career Prep With Inside Higher Ed

Kimberly Rolfe, Co-Director of the Career and Community Engagement Center, shares insights on integrating career exploration and development programs throughout campus to support students and young alumni.
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Three first-year students are playing a handmade board game.
December 15, 2023

Whitman’s First Ever Game Expo Showcases Student Learning

Students in the First Year Seminar Games learning community spent their first semester at Whitman learning about the philosophical and psychological aspects of socializing through playing games. It is part of Whitman’s First Year Seminars which are designed to immerse students in deep thought and transformative conversations while helping students gain the skills needed to succeed in college.
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First responders de-stressing at the Sheehan Gallery
December 7, 2023

First Responders Destress at Sheehan Gallery Exhibit

Xiaoze Xie’s exhibition, “PANORAMA: Cantos Unfolding,” at Whitman's Sheehan Gallery provided the backdrop for employees from Walla Walla's Providence St. Mary Medical Center to process some of the emotional and physical stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pasena-Littlesky as the first Miss Pášx̣apa
November 22, 2023

Pášx̣apa Powwow Celebrates Culture and Collaboration

Whitman College, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) and Walla Walla Community College partnered to host the inaugural Pášx̣apa Powwow. More than 400 people came from three states and five tribal communities to attend this monumental event.
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Five staff members sit around a table in an office setting. From left to right: Greg Lecki, Laura L. Cummings, Susan Holme, Nadir Ovcina, Ozzie Rodriguez.
November 14, 2023

A Global Suite: Two Whitman Teams Merge to Better Support Students

Last summer International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and Off-Campus Studies (OCS) joined together into one “global suite” to better meet the needs resulting from return to pre-pandemic levels of study abroad/off-campus studies participation and the largest ever number of incoming international students.
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President Sarah R. Bolton toasts the new Robart Hall during the Seattle Reception
November 9, 2023

Whitman Names Robart Hall Following Leadership Gift to Student Village

Whitman College received a leadership gift for a new junior-senior residential village and will name a hall in honor of Judge James Robart ’69. The announcement was made at a November 2023 Seattle event at T-Mobile Park launching the college’s Upward Together campaign.
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November 8, 2023

From The Met to Whitman: Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Poet Robyn Schiff

Whitman College’s 2023–2024 Visiting Writers Reading Series (VWRS) features award-winning poet Robyn Schiff. Schiff is an English and literature professor at the University of Chicago and is a director of their creative writing program. Her most recent book, “Information Desk: An Epic” was published in August 2023.
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November 7, 2023

Whitman Students Help Plan Walla Walla’s First Día de los Muertos Parade

Several Whitman students worked with local business leader Manuel Perez to organize Walla Walla’s first community parade celebrating the traditional Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Held in the downtown corridor close to campus, the event also included music and booths at Walawála Plaza and a public ofrenda at Grandma's Kitchen, Perez’s restaurant.
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November 5, 2023

More than 1,530 Donors Go ALL IN for Whitman

More than 1,500 alumni, faculty, staff, families and friends supported the college through ALL IN for Whitman giving days in October 2023. The collective effort raised more than $532,500 for scholarships and college’s greatest needs, as well as support for athletics and a broad variety of student-focused programs.
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An architectural rendering of the buildings and outdoor common spaces for the planned Junior-Senior Village.
November 3, 2023

Whitman’s Vision for a Junior-Senior Village

Whitman College is setting the stage for launching a transformative junior-senior residential village. The Board of Trustees, along with alumni and friends, initiated $10 million in gifts for this innovative project, with a goal of raising $30 million to commence construction.
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