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Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Michelle Janning playing the piano: Neal Christopherson playing the guitar in the middle.
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...

What Makes a Metric

Contributed by Chris Hankin.
February 25, 2018

Folks in the Whitman community may have glossed right over the word “metric” in President Murray’s most recent email following the Board of Trustees February meeting. “Metrics” only warranted...

Pressing $50,000

Why Whitman's tuition is so high, and why it's getting higher.
April 20, 2017
The rise of tuition far beyond that of inflation is a well documented phenomena in higher education. But what accounts for these shifts at Whitman in particular?

Campus Climate Survey Offers A Starting Point

November 17, 2016

Numbers may add to Whitman’s ability to improve its campus climate. Last spring, students, faculty and staff at Whitman filled out the anonymous campus climate survey administered in February of 2016....

School adjusts to budget cuts

October 20, 2016

Departments at Whitman will have to fight for additional funds this coming year due to a shortfall in the college’s 2016-2017 budget. President Kathy Murray sent an email to all staff and faculty on...

New Schedule Introduces Morning Labs, Classes During Lunch

October 7, 2015
A significant majority of the faculty voted on Wednesday, Sept. 30th to implement a new course schedule beginning next fall. Major features of the modified schedule include having lab-length class slots in the mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, class slots on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:30 to 12:50, and more classes on Fridays.
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