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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.
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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.
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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.
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Amber Ebarb speaks from a podium.
August 2, 2023

Rooted in Respect: Words of Wisdom from Amber Ebarb ’03

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.
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Britt Moss in the lab.
July 19, 2023

Professor 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.
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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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Alex Teller
July 13, 2023

Spain Bound! 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.
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Aaron Lefjohn.
July 7, 2023

True Chemistry: How Aaron Lefohn ’97 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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