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Whitman featured in USA Today for annual "Make A Difference Day" effort

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A recent article in USA Today about the national service project "Make A Difference Day" spotlights Whitman College for its commitment to volunteer work. More...

Whitman students live blog presidential debate for Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Monday, October 22, 2012

Who says America’s youth are disengaged? Whitman may be in the “other Washington,” but Whitties not only tuned in for last week’s presidential debate – some also posted minute-by-minute commentary as part of a live chat on the UB website. More...

Whitman to host regional Murdock science conference

Monday, October 22, 2012

The 21st Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research of the Murdock College Science Research Program will take place on the Whitman campus, Oct. 26-27, 2012. The MJ Murdock Charitable Trust sponsors the event and funds scientific research for a select number of colleges and universities, including Whitman. More...

Study shows Whitties fare well regarding college debt

Friday, October 19, 2012

According to a study on student debt by the Institute for College Access & Success, “two-thirds of college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of $26,000 per borrower.” More...

Attention staff and faculty: transition to new content management system for Whitman website

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Oct. 25, 2012 will mark a significant transition and leap forward for Whitman’s website – from using an outdated, open-source content management system (CMS) called FarCry to a robust, modern system called Ingeniux. More...

President Bridges delivers inaugural State of the College address

Monday, October 15, 2012

President George S. Bridges delivered his inaugural State of Whitman College address to the faculty, staff and students in Maxey Hall on Friday, Oct. 9, 2012. More...

Whitman alumnus wins high-profile science award

Friday, October 12, 2012

Research geophysicist David Shelly ’00 has been awarded the 2012 James B. Macelwane Medal “for significant contributions to the geophysical sciences by an outstanding early career scientist.” More...

From Kigali to Walla Walla: Whitman’s first Rwandan student shares her experience

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Charlotte Mugisha ’16 traveled a long way to get to Whitman – 23,723 miles, to be exact. She is Whitman’s first international student from Rwanda, and one of only four young women from that country selected for prestigious scholarships through the Open a Door Foundation. Fifty students applied for these scholarships, each of which is worth about $225,000 and provides tuition aid for attending U.S. colleges and universities. More...

Walla Walla School Board members learn about Whitman volunteer efforts in classrooms

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

9,575. That’s the projected number of hours Whitman students will spend working in Walla Walla’s K-12 classrooms this academic year. Four Whitman students shared this fact and more with members of the Walla Walla School Board at their meeting Oct. 2. More...

Whitman's State of the State for Washington Latinos makes international headlines

Monday, October 8, 2012

Research findings from Whitman’s State of the State for Washington Latinos project continue to attract media attention, and yesterday made international news headlines with a story in The Guardian. In the article, the London-based newspaper cites research conducted by State of the State and quotes Professor Paul Apostolidis, an expert in Latino politics who heads up the project. More...

Whitman College announces political speaker series focused on presidential race

Thursday, October 4, 2012

In advance of the U.S. presidential election, Whitman is hosting a special political speaker series on campus featuring veteran political commentators David Brooks and Ray Suarez. From their perspectives, they will address key issues of the upcoming election, including the economy, domestic policy and the relationship between politics and religion in America. Each speaker represents a different point on the political spectrum. More...

Summer Read author Isabel Wilkerson engages Whitties with talk on “The Warmth of Other Suns”

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Author and award-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson spent 15 years researching and writing the book that would become Whitman’s 2012 Summer Read selection: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. More...

Internet Book Worms: Alumni book club attracts attention from author

Friday, September 28, 2012

This past summer, Miriam Cook ’10 realized she was missing her former Whitman classmates. Looking for a way to reconnect with her fellow Whitties scattered across the country, the English major decided to form a book club. Online. More...

Whitman student helps bring a voice to the voiceless by registering voters

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

She goes by the hip nickname BT. But Bao-Tram Do ’13 is not your typical hipster. The sociology major is an intelligent, hard working college student with a fundamental commitment to making it easier for her fellow citizens to vote. More...

Whitman English professor selected as a finalist in 2012 Washington State Book Awards

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Katrina Roberts’ book of poetry, “Underdog” (University of Washington Press 2011), has been named a finalist in the 2012 Washington State Book Awards. More...

Whitman College receives grants to expand local science fair and basketball clinics

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Whitman’s science fair is on. So is Whitman’s fall basketball camp. And that’s great news for Walla Walla’s youth. More...

Student entrepreneur recruits peers for tutoring business

Friday, September 7, 2012

When Whitman junior Fernando Medina saw a need for tutors in the Walla Walla area, he knew he wanted to do something about it. More...

Whitman econ major interns at RBC Wealth Management firm

Thursday, September 6, 2012

As CEO of the Whitman Investment Company (WIC), a student investment management group, Chelsea Darlington ensures that members hear thorough presentations about investment options and ensures that the group’s directives for investment are carried through. More...

Whitman featured in “Colleges That Change Lives”

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Whitman is among 40 colleges nationwide included in the newest edition of Colleges that Change Lives, a guidebook by acclaimed New York Times education writer Loren Pope and revised by Hilary Masell Oswald. More...

Jenele Peterson ’12 becomes first women’s basketball star from Whitman to play professionally

Friday, August 31, 2012

Despite having just started her first post-college job, Jenele Peterson ’12 is already heading back into the classroom - to learn German... More...

Rankings round-up 2012-2013

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Each year, national publications and guidebooks rank Whitman among the top colleges and universities in the country. Whitman is known for attracting students who represent the Whitman mosaic – down-to-earth, high achievers with diverse interests. More...

Class of 2016 arrives at Whitman College

Thursday, August 23, 2012

More than 400 nervous but enthusiastic students from the Class of 2016 moved into Whitman College today in preparation for the start of school on Tuesday, Aug. 28. More...

Three Whitman alumni participate in UN Conference on sustainable development

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kim Smith ’90 was one of three Whitman alumni who joined more than 50,000 participants from governments, private sectors and various NGOs, all working to realize one goal: “ending poverty, addressing environmental destruction and building a bridge to the future.” More...

Whitman ranks No. 5 for “Best Classroom Experience” and makes nine Princeton Review “Top 20” lists

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Every year, The Princeton Review selects Whitman for inclusion in its popular “Best Colleges” guidebook and lists the college in any number of its 62 “Top 20” rankings. This year, Whitman is included in nine Top 20 lists: More...


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