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Faith takes shape at Whitman

Despite the perception that Whitman does not have an active faith community, there are many students and community members who wish to create a space for faith at Whitman. Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese) Akira Takemoto was one of the speakers at the first Interfath Summit this past Saturday.

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

This past weekend, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life organized Whitman's first ever Interfaith Summit, an event that gave students from all backgrounds an opportunity to speak on their experiences regarding religious identity at Whitman and the possibility of having a specifically designed int...

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town

Whitman's Interfaith Chaplain Adam Kirtley with his band Rogue Lobster. Libby Miller, Adjunct Professor of General Studies, is also in the band.

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer

February 8, 2019

Whitman Faculty Gigging and Gaining Recognition Around Town Whitman students are familiar with the passion professors have for their studies inside the classroom, but some may be surprised to hear about the musical pursuits of a number of Whitman faculty and staff playing in bands around Walla Wal...

Whitman is “No Place for Hate”

The “No Place for Hate” art project, which is now on display in Penrose Library, gave students and community members a platform to speak out against hate and a rm Whitman as a loving and inclusive place.

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

March 29, 2018

Beautifully decorated six-by-six squares bearing a range of drawings, artistically-penned messages and positive quotes welcome visitors to Penrose Library. Situated on the bookshelves between the circulation desk and the main entrance, the “No Place for Hate” art project asserts Whitman as a lov...

Unraveling Whitman’s Myth About Spirituality

Photo by Samarah Uribe

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2017

"Tapestry of Journeys," an interactive exhibit in the Stevens Gallery, allowed students to engage with their spirituality.

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya.

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

January 17, 2017

Feet crunching through the snow. Two friends, wrapped in blankets, cheerily huddled with their dog below an awning at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, shouted in support as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march solemnly passed. Augie - both declined to give their last names - said that it was his first...

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Illustration by Cooper-Ellis

Audrey Kelly

October 16, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. It's the people, not the perks, that are important to Whitman students when it comes to religious holidays. Celebrating with the people they know is what is important to Whitman students, not decadent meals and days off of school, especially when their holidays don't line...

Finding Faith: Lack of Religious Dialogue on Campus

Finding Faith: Lack of Religious Dialogue on Campus

Hannah Bartman

October 23, 2013

"Why do we come here?" said Father Pedro Bautista-Peraza at the Sunday, Oct. 20 morning Mass in St. Patrick's Church on West Poplar Street in Walla Walla. "Why?" This question of action is at the root of all decisions, religious and nonreligious alike, but when it comes to religion on Whitman College's...

Visiting Religious Leaders Open Conversation About Faith, Policies in Presidential Race

Sarah Cornett

October 25, 2012

In recent weeks the presidential race has become increasingly heated, with candidates' professional and personal lives coming under close public scrutiny. Last Friday, Oct. 19, two prominent members of the faiths of both presidential candidates came to the Glover Alston Center to present a basic overview...

Professor George Ball passes away, remembered by Whitman community

Contributed Photo

Shelly Le

January 12, 2012

This article was co-authored by Karah Kemmerly Dr. George H. Ball, whose influence at Whitman College spanned over five decades, passed away on Jan. 1, 2012 at the age of 96, but his words and actions continue to impact those who knew him. Ball was born in Australia, and raised on a small farm in upstate New York. He later met and married his wife Nancy with whom he had four children. Before...

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