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Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

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 backgrounds at Whitman, who had all since begun professional careers in Education. Each of them pres...

Ana Maria Spagna Provides Evening of Nonfiction Reading

Alex Lupton, Staff Reporter

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 Visiting Writers Reading Series, which started in 2000 as a desire to bring enthusiastic and diverse w...

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

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...

Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

Audrey Kelly

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 being grilled by a panel of experts in the field of geology in April to foaming milk for the perfect...

English Department Reinstates Creative Nonfiction Position

Daniel Kim

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 English Kisha Schlegel. The new position was created in response to the demand from students for a nonfiction writing curriculum. Prior to the conversion of this new posi...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Helen Angell

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 is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty's ongoing professional development and provides num...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez

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 of choice. Psychology: Gin and Tonic Unofficial research has shown that drinking this cla...

blue moon Release

blue moon Release

Mallory Martin

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 days before the April 19 release of their magazine, blue moon co-editors-in-chief Chelsea Kern and Bo Erickson, both senior English majors, are shining with a sleepy...

Visiting Writer Matt Bondurant Offers Advice, Sheds Light on Hollywood

Mallory Martin

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 creative writing at the University of Texas at Dallas, Bondurant is the author of three best-selling novels: "The Third Translation," "The Night Swimmer" and "The Wettest County in the Wor...

The Demise of the English Language

Sam Chapman

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 the demise of artful language. Language is the glue that holds society together––body language...

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