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Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016

Whitman sophomore William Monico had not attended any of the previous exhibitions in Olin Hall's Sheehan Gallery, but what he saw last Friday, at the reception for the Gallery's new "Scenes and Types" exhibit, had him captivated. "I was fascinated by how much history each picture contained," said...

A Typical Day in Shanghai

My first day of calligraphy class!

Rachel Palfini

March 10, 2014

7:30 am: Wake up and review for daily Chinese quiz (~30 new characters) 8:30 am: Eat breakfast with host mom or dad 9:10 am: Leave for school 9:20 am: Catch bus to school or walk to metro if bus hasn't arrived yet by 9:20 9:50 am: Arrive at school 10: 00 am: Chinese class begins 11:50...

Whitman in China program celebrates 30-year anniversary

Evan Taylor

September 27, 2012

Alumni of the Whitman in China program gather this weekend, Sep. 28––30, to celebrate the program's 30-year anniversary. Since its creation in 1982, the program has been sending Whitman graduates to China to teach English for one year. "It's one of the first programs administered by a small ...

Museum in Use: The Davis Collection of Asian Art finds home, benefits students

Kate Robinette

March 3, 2011

When Whitman students learn about the history of Japanese sculpture, or enroll in a tea ceremony course, they don't just look at pictures in a book or trek to the library. They use genuine historical artifacts, many of which haven't had a secure and accessible home at Whitman until now. A gift made...

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