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Whitman Admissions to Accept Vinyl Collections in Lieu of SAT Scores

Trevor Lewis, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

As soon as he started looking at colleges, Tanner Ackerman knew Whitman was for him. However, after ironically quaffing one too many mang-o-ritas from a mason jar the night before, Tanner found that standardized testing did not reflect his full academic potential. In our parents’ day, Tanner would be at L...

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Nathan Fisher

March 7, 2013

This week, my marching orders from the A&E chief were to check out the movies premiering during spring break and see if any of them were a "must-see." A great task because there's nothing I like more than watching a new movie into the wee hours and then sleeping the rest of the day. Sadly, not a si...

Gap semester travelers bring fresh perspective to campus

Molly Emmett

February 2, 2012

For many first-year students, last semester was highlighted by discussions about Odysseus and IM football, but a handful of first-years spent it traveling to exotic destinations and learning in alternative ways. When some students are admitted to Whitman, they are offered admission for the spring se...

Fall Visitors’ Day to bring 150 prospective students to campus

Prospective student Eli Obtsfeld and his mother Leslie with admissions officer Alana Kaholokula in Penrose.  Photo Credit: Ethan Parrish

Joe Volpert

October 7, 2010

Whitman College will welcome over 150 prospective students to campus for Fall Visitors' Day this Friday, Oct. 8. Throughout the day, Whitman will have information sessions and talks to introduce the prospective students to the culture and academic climate of Whitman. "The subject material is basically things that would be helpful for high school seniors in the middle of their ...

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