Whitman Wire

Perry Grants assist faculty-student duos with ongoing research

Karah Kemmerly

May 16, 2011

This summer, several dynamic professor-student duos will be doing Perry Grant research in Walla Walla and beyond. Perry Summer Research Grants, named after Louis B. Perry, the eighth president of the college, are given to students and faculty so that they can work collaboratively on a project and...

NWC championships may soon involve final tournament

Pamela London

May 16, 2011

Changes may be in the works for the Northwest Conference. In the past two years, the NWC has turned its attention towards re-assessing the structure of each athletic season, specifically the potential addition of a conference championship tournament for soccer and baseball after changes were made...

From thesis to beyond

Illustration Credit: Binta Loos-Diallo

Patricia Vanderbilt

May 16, 2011

The senior thesis, required by most majors, is an arduous culmination of the Whitman education -- one final push towards the commencement cap and gown. Some might hand in their theses and never think about them again. But for other seniors, the thesis becomes more than just a space-filler in the Allen...

Couchsurfing: the ultimate form of travel abroad

Ami Tian

May 16, 2011

Now that I'm back in the United States, there are several suggestions I'd like to make to anyone thinking of studying abroad; however, only one of them really matters, and it's this: travel. But don't just travel: couchsurf. I've been talking about it so much recently that everything I say about it...

Whitties’ success celebrated at annual awards banquet

Photo Credit: Marie Von Hafften

Pamela London

May 16, 2011

Glasses were raised as athletic achievement was celebrated Tuesday night at the 2011 Whitman College Athletic Awards Banquet. Players, coaches and staff from Whitman's 14 varsity teams gathered together to celebrate what is regarded as the most successful year in Whitman athletics. Achievements were...

Alpine skiing bands togehter, finds success with club program

Pamela London

February 3, 2011

In the wide world of Whitman College sports, there's a little something for everyone--from the serious athletes who compete on varsity teams to the students who want an outlet to hang out with friends and play intramural, options always abound. One sport in particular, however, brings the two extremes...

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