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Walla Walla Library to Victoria, Australia: SEC Summer Internships

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter September 24, 2018

This past Monday, Sept. 10th, students who had summer internships funded by the SEC gathered to reflect on and discuss their varied experiences. From the Walla Walla Library to Victoria, Australia, this...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor February 8, 2018

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity...

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
“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.”
Faith Photo by Henry Honzel

What is Work Study?

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor February 2, 2017

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...

Pictured: Jack Swain

Life After Whitman: recent graduates pursue interests in Walla Walla

Olivia Gilbert and Alissa Antilla December 8, 2016

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...

Kappa Kappa Gamma Invites Lincoln Students to Campus

Kappa Kappa Gamma Invites Lincoln Students to Campus

Kate Grumbles October 20, 2016

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....

SEC/Provost Partnership Ushers in New Academic Era

Megumi Rierson, staff writer October 9, 2016

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...

Women in CS: Alumna Cathryn Posey talks tech

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter September 29, 2016

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...

Student Engagement Center Continues Rapid Growth

North Bennett April 7, 2016
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.
Whitties Helping Whitties Get Laid

Whitties Helping Whitties Get Laid

Austin Biehl, staff writer February 11, 2016

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...

Photo by Madaline Stevens

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Sara Platnick February 4, 2016
Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon visited campus for a course and sessions on human rights advocacy.
Photo by Marra Clay.

Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Sarah Cornett January 28, 2016
A march, lecture, and day of service marked ways the Whitman community honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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