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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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,...

©2013 AMNH, Photo by Roderick Mickens

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez September 11, 2014
According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. With it becoming ever more popular in news outlets and popular culture, Tyson is confident that we will see a rise in future scientists.
©2013 AMNH, Photo by Roderick Mickens

Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson

Aleida Fernandez September 10, 2014
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gives advice to Whitman students who haven't found their career calling.

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 Sherman Alexie.

‘Whistling Vivaldi’ Encourages Discussion of Stereotypes

Hannah Bartman October 10, 2013
Claude Steele's "Whistling Vivaldi" is the summer book for the class of 2017. It was chosen with the intention of encouraging discussion of stereotypes and identity. Steele will visit Whitman to discuss his book on Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall.

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
On Thursday, April 19, Whitman and Walla Walla community members will get the opportunity to hear from Dee Eberhart, a World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army 42nd Rainbow Division credited with liberating the infamous Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.

Whitman alumnus Scott Thompson lectures on first amendment issues

Rose Woodbury September 22, 2011
Today, Thursday, Sept. 22, Whitman alumnus Scott Thompson '05 is giving a lecture on the extent to which the U.S. government's role in encouraging moderate forms of Islam violates the first amendment.
ODell recalls friendships, travels with the Beatles

O’Dell recalls friendships, travels with the Beatles

C.J. Wisler November 18, 2009
Beyond simply sharing tales of rock legends though, O'Dell hoped her story of addiction showed how drugs limit friendships, even when those friends are The Beatles.
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