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Debbie Chinn shares insights on the business of theater

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter May 6, 2021

On Friday, April 30, the 20 attendees of the The Business Side of Theater lecture, presented by Debbie Chinn, were greeted by Aretha Franklin's song, “RESPECT.” Hosted by Whitman’s Harper Joy Theater...

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith Speaks at Whitman

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith Speaks at Whitman

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor December 8, 2017

Whitman was granted an extraordinary opportunity to hear artist Kiki Smith speak in Maxey Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Smith is a prominent contemporary artist in printmaking and sculpture. Through...

General Mattis spoke at Whitman College the night of March 31, 2015. Photo by Marra Clay.

General Jim Mattis discusses mideast military policy in Maxey lecture

Andy Monserud April 1, 2015

Retired four-star general in the U.S. Central Command James Mattis spoke to a large group of Whitman and Walla Walla community members in Maxey Hall Tuesday night.  Mattis, who grew up in Pullman,...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez September 11, 2014

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. The astrophysicist and director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium is optimistic that popular interest in the subject is on the rise. This...

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Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson

Aleida Fernandez September 10, 2014

Lecturer Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist since he was nine. According to Tyson, the universe called to him on a trip to the New York planetarium and there was...

Bridges Picks ‘Reservation Blues’ for Summer Reading

Andy Monserud April 10, 2014

Another in a series of "lasts" for President George Bridges came over spring break, when the Whitman Office of Communications announced his choice for this year's summer reading, "Reservation Blues" by...

‘Whistling Vivaldi’ Encourages Discussion of Stereotypes

Hannah Bartman October 10, 2013

To stimulate residence hall bonding, each year Whitman chooses a book for incoming first-years to read over the summer. For the class of 2017, the Summer Book Program, as it is formally called, chose...

Dr. Jim Brady brings cave archaeology to life

Quin Nelson October 4, 2012

With a lecture title like "Death and Sacrifice at Midnight Terror Cave," Dr. Jim Brady created Indiana Jones-level expectations for his speech. It was no Temple of Doom, but Dr. Brady was very entertaining...

Dachau liberator makes history come alive

amyhasson April 19, 2012

Seeing and hearing directly from an eyewitness can make history come alive. While we've all learned about the Holocaust in textbooks and class, not all of us have had the chance to listen to an eyewitness...

Whitman alumnus Scott Thompson lectures on first amendment issues

Rose Woodbury September 22, 2011

Whitman alumnus Scott Thompson '05  is giving a lecture this afternoon, Thursday, Sept. 22, on the extent to which the U.S. government's role in encouraging moderate forms of Islam violates the first...

O'Dell recalls friendships, travels with the Beatles

O’Dell recalls friendships, travels with the Beatles

C.J. Wisler November 18, 2009

While a Touchstone press release blurb referred to Chris O'Dell's book, "Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with The Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and the Women They Loved", as...

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