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Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018

Outside of the music department at Whitman, there are many staff and faculty members with incredible musical talent. On Sunday, March 25, two of these musicians, Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning and Director of Institutional Research Neal Christopherson, performed at the annual Whitman Faculty...

Janning on Happiness

Janning on Happiness

Rhône Grajcar, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018

Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning will be giving a talk at the Walla Walla Public Library on Thursday March 8. The lecture is entitled “Happy as a Dane,” and will examine why Danes have reported one of the highest levels of happiness in the world. Professor Janning has studied gende...

Saying no to smartphones

Saying no to smartphones

Alex Brockman, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017

Flip phones can seem like a relic of the past as smartphones are widely used in the Whitman community and throughout the world. The PEW Research Center found that in 2015 68 percent of adults in the United States owned a smartphone. However, some Whitman community members have made the choice to use non...

Love Letters in the Digital Age

Andrew Schwartz

November 17, 2015

The research of Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning on the use of written love letters in modern times has gotten some broader attention after a lecture at the University of St. Thomas and an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Janning’s work, which focuses on the correlation between gender...

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