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President Kathy Murray at the 2021 Convocation
August 30, 2021
5 Highlights from 2021 Convocation
A virtual ceremony ushered in Whitman College’s 140th academic year.
Whitman College's Class of 2025 gathered for a welcome celebration at Borleske Stadium
August 26, 2021
Whitman Welcomes Largest-Ever Incoming Class
Campus was abuzz this week as more than 500 new Whitties arrived for move-in and orientation activities.
August 22, 2021
Whitman Students, Local Employers Thrive When Working Together
As Whitman College students return to campus this week, many have more on their minds than registering for classes or meeting their roommate: They are also on the hunt for jobs. This presents a unique opportunity for local employers who may be feeling the effects of the nationwide labor shortage, and for students eager to earn a paycheck.
August 19, 2021
Tribal Leader, Visiting Instructor Chuck Sams Nominated for National Parks Service Director
President Joe Biden nominated Sams, who co-taught an indigenous politics course at Whitman last year, as the first Native American to lead the National Park Service. Sams is the former director of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
August 19, 2021
Tribal Leader, Visiting Instructor Chuck Sams Nominated for National Parks Service Director
President Joe Biden nominated Sams, who co-taught an indigenous politics course at Whitman last year, as the first Native American to lead the National Park Service. Sams is the former director of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
August 17, 2021
Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker '71 Decries U.S. Pullout
In an interview with senior producer Carol Hills soon after the Taliban swept Kabul, Crocker describes the "wrenching" situation on the ground for Afghans as the U.S. departs.
Portrait of John Johnson
August 13, 2021
John Johnson VP of Diversity and Inclusion
Whitman College’s new VP for Diversity and Inclusion believes the college is ready for change.
Austin Chiles Brit Moss Beckman Scholar working on Whitman lab
August 11, 2021
Beckman Scholars 2021
Rising senior Austin Chiles and Hunter Hansen ’21, the latest recipients of the highly selective Beckman Scholars Award, are working closely with their faculty mentors on 15-month research projects.
a screenshot from the Whitman College campus as presented in Gather Town.
August 9, 2021
Summer Fly-In Goes Virtual
With the pandemic grounding the usual Summer Fly-In, Whitman's orientation program for first-generation/working class (FGWC) students headed to campus via Gather Town.
Front page of the Princeton review for the best 386 colleges
August 3, 2021
Whitman on Princeton Review's Best Colleges List
Whitman College was also named on the Princeton Review's 2021 Best Value and Best for Making an Impact lists.
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