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January 24, 2023
Whitman Approves New Concentration in Human-Centered Design
Beginning with the 2023–2024 academic year, this new concentration at Whitman College will provide a framework for students to learn and apply human-centered design principles across disciplines.
Kathryn Woodburn in lab.
December 20, 2022
When Giving Back Just Makes Sense
Wendy Sanger McGuire ’77 lives a life of adventure and meaning—and when she did retirement planning, she thought of her alma mater, Whitman College.
December 9, 2022
Sociology Professor Michelle Janning Considers Holiday Burden on Moms
While other people aren’t immune to the pressure to make “holiday magic,” mothers feel it most acutely, being generally “socialized to be the ones responsible for the well-being of family.” Mothers often feel an emotion Janning calls “imagined future nostalgia,” in which they picture their grown-up offspring reminiscing fondly about childhood.
Kathryn Woodburn in lab.
December 5, 2022
Whitman College Senior Receives Competitive Chemistry Award
Chemistry major Kathryn Woodburn ’23 presented her research on a national stagethanks to her hard work and an award from the American Chemical Society.
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November 30, 2022
Art Brings Us Together
Art creates a beautiful opportunity for us to express and share our ideas and better connect with the world around us.
Kate Jackson with a snake on her arm.
November 14, 2022
Biology Professor Kate Jackson Receives 2022 Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has awarded herpetologist and Professor of Biology Kate Jackson the Lynwood W. Swanson Scientific Research Award for 2022.
November 12, 2022
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold ’06 Reflects on Secretary of State Races in Midterms
Griswold chairs the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State. “We really believe, and continue to believe, that these races have a tremendous effect on whether this country will continue to have a vibrant democracy,” she said. “Or be able to have one at all.”
Katrina Roberts in their office.
November 10, 2022
VWRS 2022
Since 1998, Whitman College has welcomed more than 200 authors through the Visiting Writers Reading Series (VWRS). The 2022–2023 season continues this legacy, presenting writers from multiple genres and backgrounds, from established masters of their craft to fresh voices breaking onto the literary scene.
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November 9, 2022
Whitman College to Install FieldTurf Field for Lacrosse and Soccer
Whitman College intercollegiate soccer and lacrosse teams will train and compete year-round on a new FieldTurf synthetic field starting in the fall 2023 season. 
November 7, 2022
Patrick Page ’85 Stars in Musical Comedy Film Spirited With Will Farrell
Page plays Jacob Marley in a new musical version of Charles Dickens’ holiday story about a miserly misanthrope who's taken on a magical journey, in theatres this weekend.
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