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Whitman professors adapt to online learning

Photos by Dana Kendrick

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2020

The faculty and staff of Whitman College spent spring break preparing for the transition to online learning forced by the global outbreak of COVID-19. One of the core features of Whitman and other liberal arts colleges are the small, discussion-based classes. Whitman’s average class size is 15,...

To Thrive and Flourish

Kazi Joshua is excited to take on a new set if responsibilities this year as the new Interim  Dean of Students, succeeding Daren Mooko who left at the end of the academic year.

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2018

He wears purple socks with bright red polka dots and matching bow tie as he sits over the arm of a chair and drinks coffee out of a Mason jar. Posters cover the walls of his office. One photograph is of students marching for gun reform, another of NFL players protesting the national anthem. Interim...

Cultivating Difficult Dialogues

Illustration by Claire Revere

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

November 10, 2016

Ever feel as though your professors have forgotten what it’s like being a student? For several professors involved in Whitman’s Cultivating Difficult Dialogues program, that experience is fresh in their memories. Started in 2014 by Associate Dean for Faculty Development Lisa Perfetti and the C...

Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Helen Angell

April 1, 2014

In the 2013-2014 academic year, 45 percent of the Whitman faculty are female, but women make up only 36 percent of Whitman's tenured professors. The first female professor to achieve tenure was an astronomy professor in 1972. The number of female tenured professors has grown steadily since the '70s, b...

Spring Symposium Set to Open Racial Conversations

Spring Symposium Set to Open Racial Conversations

Daniel Kim

December 6, 2012

Students often look for the opportunity to discuss campus issues, and next semester there will be another forum for a specific conversation about race. Six years ago, a race symposium took place at Whitman in response to a controversial campus incident involving blackface. Now, sophomore ASWC Senator Mcebo ...

Isabel Wilkerson lecture illuminates writing process

Evan Taylor

October 4, 2012

Students and Walla Walla community members filed into Cordiner Hall this past Monday, Oct. 1 to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson speak about her book, "The Warmth of Other Suns." This book was chosen by the office of the Summer Read Program and President George Bridges as requi...

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