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Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Pictured: Jack Swain

Olivia Gilbert and Alissa Antilla

December 8, 2016

Post-Whitman life may be difficult for some students to imagine, but it is only a handful of years (or less) away for each of us. While Whitman graduates spread out all over the country and globe, we catch up with several Whitties who chose to stay closer--right here in Walla Walla. Jack Swain Jack ...

Pre-professional Majors, Liberal Arts Model in Conflict

Infographic by Julie Peterson

Drew Edmonds

April 17, 2014

This article was co-authored by Ben Caldwell. The liberal arts model of education is a hallmark of Whitman's identity, but recently the value of a multidisciplinary, less career-oriented liberal arts education has come into question. In recent years, faculty and students have discussed the pros and cons of ent...

David Kim: From Chemicals to Melodies

David Kim: From Chemicals to Melodies

James Kennedy

September 19, 2013

You know that person - perhaps you are that person - who sets their mind to a certain career, and then, at the last second, they completely jump ship. Such was the case with incoming Music Professor David Kim, who studied chemistry before finding a passion at the keys of the piano. "Everyone in my...

Meet the Visiting Professors

Isabel Mills

September 19, 2013

This year, Whitman College is fortunate to have a great variety of visiting professors. Although they have only been here for a short time, the professors all expressed a love for the Whitman community and its students. In fact, all four professors mentioned their appreciation for the great feeling of...

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

Illustration: Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

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 courses. The addition of the new professors comes with changes in class sizes in the chemistr...

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