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Portrait of Daniel Leong
July 30, 2021
Daniel Leong 2021 Carlstrom Award Winner
The 2021 Connie Jill Carlstrom Award winner melds passion for Japanese studies, mental health
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July 23, 2021
Whitties Receive Summer Research Internships at Fred Hutch, Mayo Clinic
Whitman College Class of 2022 students Sophia Bigio, Emma Van Deursen, Jhanae Bingham and Rebecca Johnston are gaining valuable paid experience at renowned research institutions.
July 23, 2021
How Freedom to Delay Declaring a Major Fosters Academic Exploration
As part of its liberal arts mission, Whitman gives students plenty of time to pick a major. Many have no idea how much they will enjoy certain subjects until they try them. According to Provost and Dean of the Faculty Alzada Tipton, being pushed to declare a major too early can sometimes lead to a situation where “We’re denying some students in the name of academic success the experience of exploration.”
Portrait of Liam Dubay
July 15, 2021
The Sky’s the Limit for Astronomy Major Liam Dubay ’21
Hear astronomy and music major Liam Dubay ’21 explain why he chose Whitman College.
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July 7, 2021
Whitman Welcomes New Alumni Board Member and Officers
Adam Delgado ’12, Evan Jones ’97 and Dennis McNair ’67 are serving new roles on the board.
Seattle youth protesting with signs in 1969
July 6, 2021
Lobbying for Change
Ian MacGowan ’61 played a key role in lowering the voting age to 18.
June 29, 2021
Associate Professor of Sociology Alissa Cordner Advocates More Medical Screening with PFAS Exposure
For people with elevated exposure to a class of toxic chemicals known as PFAS, commonly found in drinking water as well as consumer products with nonstick, waterproof or stain-resistant properties, medical screenings for conditions associated with PFAS may allow for early identification of indicators of disesase. PFAS exposure is linked to health issues including liver and kidney effects, damage to the immune system, several types of cancer, thyroid effects, reproductive harm, and developmental abnormalities.
June 24, 2021
Sociology Professor Michelle Janning Reflects on Privacy, Personal Space During Pandemic
She explores how lockdown and telecommuting have amounted to an exercise in “boundary work,” a term sociologists use for the formal and informal ways we make distinctions and mark distance in our social worlds.
Collage of student portraits
June 21, 2021
Alumni Awards 2021
The awards recognize alumni who exemplify outstanding achievement in their careers, communities, or through service to Whitman College.
June 14, 2021
Steve Hammond '79 Honors Enslaved Forebears in Historic Visit to Arlington House
The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington House, reopened after an extensive overhaul by the National Park Service. Descendants of both the confederate general and enslaved people who once lived and labored on the estate came together to mark the occasion. "I get emotional talking about it," Hammond said. "It's a very powerful opportunity to bring people together and try to make a difference and a better world."
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