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Learning to Think: Amazon Day, “Life Paths” and the Liberal Arts

Learning to Think: Amazon Day, “Life Paths” and the Liberal Arts

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

October 24, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

“On the surface, many people would think that a Whitman college graduate and Amazon don’t line up,” says Kim Rolfe, Director of Business Engagement at the Student Engagement Center (SEC) and organizer of Friday’s event. “But the truth is that a lot of the things they are looking for at Amazon, Whitman has prepared students very well to do.”

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What is Work Study?

What is Work Study?

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term refers to financial aid, few know precisely how work study operates on campus and in students’ lives. Faith...

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Olivia Gilbert and Alissa Antilla

December 8, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Post-Whitman life may be difficult for some students to imagine, but it is only a handful of years (or less) away for each of us. While Whitman graduates spread out all over the country and globe, we catch up with several Whitties who chose to stay closer--right here in Walla Walla. Jack Swain Jack ...

Kappa Kappa Gamma Invites Lincoln Students to Campus

Kappa Kappa Gamma Invites Lincoln Students to Campus

Kate Grumbles

October 20, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Lincoln High School students came to the Whitman campus as part of a community outreach effort during Mr. Whitman hosted by Kappa Kappa Gamma. This event took place on Monday, Oct. 17 as part of the Mr. Whitman service project organized by Kappa. The proceeds this year are going to The Health Cente...

SEC/Provost Partnership Ushers in New Academic Era

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

October 9, 2016


Filed under Humor

At the most recent faculty meeting, it was decided that the office of Student Engagement will no longer report directly to the Dean of Student Affairs, but rather the Dean of Faculty. The Dean of  Faculty is also known as the Provost or the Chief Academic Officer, and he is responsible for the directi...

Women in CS: Alumna Cathryn Posey talks tech

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Alumna Cathryn Posey ‘05 returned to campus this past week to give the Andjelkovic Lecture on her journey working in the technological industry as a black woman. During her talk, she focused on her thoughts about current inclusion and diversity efforts within the tech industry as well as her journe...

Student Engagement Center Continues Rapid Growth

North Bennett

April 7, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) provides Whitman students with a wide variety of career development and community service opportunities, but it has not always been that way.

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Whitties Helping Whitties Get Laid

Austin Biehl, staff writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under Humor

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash. Due to the fact that Whitman College is scenically located smack-dab in the middle of God-fuck-nowhere, the students here often struggle with finding sexual partners who aren’t in long distance relationships, awkward exes, or riddled with chlamydia. The level of thirst on this ca...

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Sara Platnick

February 4, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon visited campus for a course and sessions on human rights advocacy.

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Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Sarah Cornett

January 28, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A march, lecture, and day of service marked ways the Whitman community honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Whitman Buddy Program Celebrates During Buddy Ball

Whitman Buddy Program Celebrates During Buddy Ball

Lane Barton

December 10, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Reid Ballroom was a joyous location filled with music, food, and dancing on Dec. 4 as Whitman students and Walla Walla community members enjoyed the winter edition of the Buddy Ball put on by the Whitman Buddy Program. The Buddy Program, which aims to form one-on-one relations between students and ...

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

Mikaela Slade

October 26, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Colleen Willoughby '55 invited three panelists to the Women in Leadership on Oct. 22. Willoughby and the SEC are receptive to changes after protesters decried a lack of diversity on the panel at the event.

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