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History Department to Fill Vacancy with Software

Chris Hankin, Handkerchief's Son

April 1, 2018

Having tried unsuccessfully for two years to convince administration that students at a Liberal Arts school need to learn twentieth century American history, the department is experimenting with digital alternatives. ProfessorBot is a program that simulates the pedagogy and knowledge of a Princeton PH...

Whitman Hires New Environmental Historian Professor

Whitman Hires New Environmental Historian Professor

Josephine Adamski

May 1, 2014

The history department has hired Jakobina Arch to fill a new tenure-track position as assistant professor of environmental history. Arch will be hired under the sabbatical replacement program to increase the size of permanent faculty instead of continuing to fill visiting professor spots. The search ...

Arabic at Whitman

Sarah Cornett

September 20, 2012

Mandarin, Spanish, English, Hindi, Arabic. These are the five most commonly spoken languages in the world, and Whitman consistently offers courses in three. While Hindi has never been offered at Whitman, Arabic has been offered sporadically in recent years. The current lack of Arabic classes recently ga...

History, music at Cappella Romana

McCaulay Singer-Milnes

October 28, 2010

On November 4 and 5, Whitman College students will have the chance to experience a crossover of multiple academic disciplines when Cappella Romana, an ensemble that performs music from the "Christian East and West", visits campus to give a lecture and performance. Combining history, music and ethnog...

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