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Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Caitlyn Yoshina, class of 2014, teaches a mock lesson
September 28, 2018

On Monday night, the Whitman Classics department hosted the “Symposium on Study in the Humanities as Preparation for a Career in Teaching." The department brought three graduates from varying Humanities...

Ana Maria Spagna Provides Evening of Nonfiction Reading

October 21, 2017

Professor Ana Maria Spagna’s stories visibly enraptured audience members as she read aloud selections from her works in Kimball Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This reading was part of Whitman’s...

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with
Sheehan Gallery teamed up with teaching faculty to make Adnan Charara's photographic collection an interdisciplinary learning experience.
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"...

Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

February 5, 2015

If one is to leave Whitman College to be a salmon fisher, why write an extensive thesis utilizing current theory to analyze sociological phenomena? It is not unheard of for Whitman students to go from...

English Department Reinstates Creative Nonfiction Position

May 8, 2014

For the 2014-15 academic year, the English department will offer Whitman College students various supplementary courses in creative nonfiction that will be taught by new Adjunct Assistant Professor of...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike
March 13, 2014

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major
December 9, 2013

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink...

blue moon Release

blue moon 2012-13 cover.  Contributed by blue moon.
April 18, 2013

Almost 400 submissions were received, and after headaches, some heartache and a lot of tough decisions, the 26th edition of Whitman's premier literary magazine is finally ready for release. Only...

Visiting Writer Matt Bondurant Offers Advice, Sheds Light on Hollywood

November 15, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the Whitman Visiting Writers Reading Series continued with a visit from novelist Matt Bondurant, who read from his latest novel, "The Night Swimmer." Currently a professor of...

Entire Summer Movie Season Recap

August 23, 2012

MMMMOOOVIES were my great escape from working a zillion hours at two minimum-wage jobs lifeguarding and scooping balls at the golf-driving rang. Thankfully, this summer was filled with great flicks. Here's...

The Demise of the English Language

March 13, 2012

Let me preface by acknowledging that I idealize the past; it's fallacious to assume that bygone days saw the meanest peasants talking like Shakespearean dukes. That said, I believe social media is hastening...

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