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OP-ED: A veteran’s sacrifice and the Whitman College memorial plaque

Eric S. Johnson, MD, Class of 1972 Colonel, USAF (retired)

November 7, 2019

A small plaque honoring Whitman alumni killed in action during World War II hangs on a wall on the first floor of the Memorial Building.  On that plaque are the names of 29 young patriots whose lives were lost defending liberty. One of the names on that plaque is Katherine Applegate, who was born in W...

Whitman Renovates Hall of Science to Comply with Standards

Whitman Renovates Hall of Science to Comply with Standards

Helen Angell

March 6, 2014

The Hall of Science and Memorial Hall's heating and cooling system, as well as Whitman's irrigation infrastructure, are undergoing renovations this semester in order to comply with national environmental standards. The system received an environmental award when it was originally built, and it...

Renovations Modernize, Increase Efficiency

Renovations Modernize, Increase Efficiency

Lorah Steichen

October 17, 2013

When students arrived on campus this fall, they were greeted with a slew of in-progress and recently completed campus renovation projects. Construction crews are currently finishing up remodels of multiple spaces that will allow for improvement and relocation of certain administrative offices, including...

ASWC Senate convenes for year’s first official meeting in Memorial

ASWC Senate convenes for year’s first official meeting in Memorial

Lachlan Johnson

October 4, 2012

The Memorial Building hosted the first senate meeting of the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) on Sunday, Sept. 30. Senate meetings this year will be held in Memorial, the physical and symbolic center of campus, rather than their traditional location in the basement of Reid Campus Center. Despite...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work

August 23, 2012

You find yourself in an unknown place, overwhelmed by the action, dazed and confused. Maybe you know this feeling; maybe this, your arrival at Whitman, is your first experience with it. While Whitman is by no means a large campus, the local lingo and affectionate campus aficionados can be a lot to...

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