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October 26, 2023

Whitman Receives $1.5 Million Alumni Gift for Scholarships & Aid

Whitman College received a gift of $1.5 million for student scholarships and aid from Gordon ’68 and Kathy Britt Keane ’67 to support the recently launched Upward Together campaign.
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October 23, 2023

Generational Threads: One Family’s Journey of Fortitude and Generosity

Esther Hook Milnes ’73, her mother Laura Rodgers Hook Kurtz ’45, and son Douglas Hook Milnes ’02 share a strong connection with Whitman College. Their enduring commitment to giving back has provided scholarships and support to numerous students over nearly five decades.
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October 18, 2023

The Whitman Community Celebrates Going ‘Upward Together’

The Whitman community came together on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, to celebrate the launch of “Upward Together: The Campaign for Whitman College.” The campaign will focus on key priorities, including access and affordability, academic excellence and a vibrant campus community.
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A student looking off into the horizon in Spain.
October 18, 2023

New Course Offers Study Abroad Students a Place to Reflect and Move Forward

‘Global Returns’ class connects international experiences with career insights, opportunities and meaningful change.
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Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky
October 17, 2023

Whitman Student Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky to Receive Indigenous Leadership Award

Whitman College sophomore Lindsey Pasena-Littlesky will be honored at the 2023 Indigenous Leadership Awards in Portland, Oregon in recognition of her significant contributions as a member of the CTUIR Youth Council.
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October 13, 2023

Whitman College Announces Upward Together Campaign

Whitman College announces its largest fundraising campaign in its history: Upward Together: The Campaign for Whitman College. The Whitman College campaign will focus on key priorities, including access and affordability, and academic excellence and distinction.
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October 12, 2023

Award Winning Poet Visits Whitman to Inspire Student Creativity

Students will get valuable insights into the art of writing and publishing their work from published poet Sara Nicholson, Ph.D.
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October 12, 2023

Celebrating 2023 Faculty Promotions

Ten Whitman faculty members received promotions, effective as of the start of the 2023–2024 academic year.
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Dozens of students holding flags from around the world.
October 6, 2023

Whitman Celebrates Record Number of Davis United World College Scholars

For more than two decades, Whitman College has partnered with the Davis United World College (UWC) Scholars program to bring international students to its campus. This year, Whitman has a record 101 Davis UWC Scholars, including 35 first-year students.
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October 6, 2023

A STEM Summer School Brings Together Whitman Faculty & Tribal Youth

Whitman College faculty and CTUIR partnered to provide STEM education to local Tribal youth in special summer school. During four weeks of immersion, students were very active in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Classes took place in Pendleton, Oregon near the Umatilla Indian Reservation where the students could attend in their own school district.
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portrait of Michelle Janning
September 23, 2023

Janning Quoted in Article About How Taylor Swift Communicates With Her Fans

Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning was quoted in a Sept. 23, 2023 Yahoo! Entertainment article, explaining why using puzzles and codes is an effective way for the pop star to engage with her fans.
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September 15, 2023

President Bolton Shares Insights on Higher Education in Seattle Magazine

Whitman College President Dr. Sarah Bolton joined higher education leaders across Washington state to share their insights on college affordability and access in the September/October issue of Seattle Magazine.
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