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Alumni drawn towards employment at alma mater

Jamie Kennedy, Director of Planned Giving.  Photo by Adam Brayton.

Kaili Masamoto

October 11, 2012

"I had drunk the Whitman Kool-Aid," said Assistant Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust '98. Kool-Aid or no, an almost magnetic attraction seemingly compels alumni to return to Whitman College as faculty or staff members. At Whitman, meeting students who are the second or third child from their...

Trial date set for former Whitman student charged with ID theft, burglary

Shelly Le

March 1, 2012

A trial date for a former Whitman student who has been charged with identity theft in the second degree and burglary in the second degree has been set. Simon Van Neste was arrested last year on Oct. 27 and was detained for four days in the Walla Walla County Corrections Facility. According to the...

It’s All a Dream


October 30, 2011

Three days since it happened. My worst nightmare: someone at home being in trouble, and me not being there to help. I thought about being in this situation earlier this semester and how dreadful it would be to feel so stuck and useless, and then it happened. Something awful happened to someone I really care...

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