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“Something is better than nothing”: Whitman announces in-person, graduate-only spring 2021 commencement

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Whitman recently announced that commencement will be in-person for graduating students this spring — but family, friends and other students will need to watch the processions via livestream. Because...

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Required Attendance at Commencement Creates Conflicts for Seniors

North Bennett, News Writer March 3, 2016
Seniors are required to attend commencement to receive their diploma, barring an exemption. This still can create scheduling conflicts for seniors.

George Bridges: Reflections on a Decade at Whitman

May 18, 2015

Serving as Whitman's president for the past 10 years has been an immense privilege. I've worked with extraordinarily talented people, celebrated impressive accomplishments of many groups and individuals,...

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Alisha Agard May 1, 2014

Graduation is coming just around the corner, and the senior friends I've watched write theses and study for oral exams will be walking across the stage and bidding farewell to the place they've studied...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

Andy Monserud April 17, 2014

Last week, the Office of Communications announced that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has been selected as this year's commencement speaker.  Jewell, the former CEO of R.E.I., will address...

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Karah Kemmerly May 21, 2012

An audience of friends and family members watched as Whitman seniors made the transition from students to alumni at the 126th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Faculty members and...

‘Fast Food Nation’ author Eric Schlosser is 2012 commencement speaker

Patricia Vanderbilt March 11, 2012

Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal," will deliver the commencement speech for the class of 2012. Schlosser is also the author of "Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs...

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Students propose 2010, 2011 commencement speaker possibilities

Eric Nickeson-Mendheim December 8, 2009

Another speaker will stand in front of crowds of graduating seniors and their families this May. While the decision of who to bring has yet to be made, seniors and faculty have been submitting...

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