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The greenhouse open house, which occurred on Feb. 7, was curated by biology students and professors with the intent to display the educational importance of the greenhouse. Photos by Amara Garibyan

Greenhouse opens house

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, the greenhouse located off the Hall of Science building opened its doors to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to take tours of the plant-filled space.  Two students working...

Assistant Professor of History Jakobina Arch released her first book this April on whaling in Early Modern Japan.

From Biology to History: Arch Releases First Book on Whaling in Japan

Ben Kunz , Staff Reporter April 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of History Jakobina Arch studies environmental and Japanese history. Wire reporter Ben Kunz sat down with Professor Arch to discuss her first book, released this month, “Bringing...

Interdisciplinary Silk Roads course to offers China Trip

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief October 1, 2015
The Silk Roads, a collaboration between professors from the Biology and History departments, integrates knowledge from the two fields while providing students an opportunity to visit historic landmarks.
Illustration by Coopper-Ellis

Vivisection questions taboos

Anuradha Lingappa October 23, 2014

A few weeks ago, I did an experiment in biology lab that involved cutting open the body cavity of a live frog and dripping adrenaline onto its still-beating heart. The results, a dramatically increased...

Women in Science Panel Captivates Crowd

Women in Science Panel Captivates Crowd

Dylan Tull November 7, 2013

A panel of five female science professors gathered for the Women in Science panel on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in order to shed light on the adversities that women face in the field of science. Led by Associate...

Rising in Number: Faculty Adjust to Swell in Number of Biology Majors

Rising in Number: Faculty Adjust to Swell in Number of Biology Majors

Hannah Bartman October 31, 2013

The graduating class of 2014 has 97 Biology majors, the highest number of graduates in one discipline ever to graduate from Whitman College. The current surge has left the life science department...

Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull October 10, 2013

The tense, drawn-out government shutdown has entered into its 10th day, the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling looms ever closer and tensions have only increased between President Obama and the...

Jordan (left) handling a green mamba held by Royjan Taylor at Bio-Ken research centre at Watamu.  Photo contributed by Steve Spawls.

Senior Jordan Benjamin takes on snakes in Benin

Maegan Nelson September 20, 2012

Senior Jordan Benjamin knew exactly what he wanted to be when he was growing up. "I always knew that I wanted to be a herpetologist, but it took me a while to figure out exactly what that was going...

Illustration: Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

New biology, chemistry professors help meet course demand, expand elective offerings

Allison Bolgiano April 19, 2012

The chemistry and biology departments have each added one new tenure track professor for the 2012-2013 academic year to diversify upper level offerings and to help meet the high demand for introductory...

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Whitman student assists in discovery of ‘supergiant’ amphipod

Emily Lin-Jones February 23, 2012

When researchers on the Karahoa fished up a previously undiscovered "supergiant" amphipod off the coast of New Zealand last fall, senior Mackenzie Gerringer was on board to witness the momentous occasion. The...

‘The Grey’ sacrifices wolves on altar of blockbuster profits

caitlinhardee February 23, 2012

It's a scenario right out of one of the worst nightmares of humanity. Recent blockbuster "The Grey" depicts an oil drilling team and a depressive wolf hunter (Liam Neeson), stranded in Alaska after a plane...

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Biology major changes increase flexibility

Rachel Alexander February 16, 2012

Starting next fall, biology majors at Whitman will have a more flexible set of requirements to meet in order to receive their degrees. The changes have been made in response to rising enrollment rates...

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