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Whitman’s First TEDx Event Sells Out in Hours

Maegan Nelson April 18, 2013

On April 27, Kimball Theatre will host the first inaugural TEDxWhitmanCollege event, featuring student and faculty speakers. Though tickets for the event in Kimball sold out shortly after sales opened,...

A new series of lectures during poetry month will replace the Walt Whitman lecture. Credit: Jacobson

Walt Whitman lecture cut, replaced with poetry month series

C.J. Wisler September 28, 2009

Anyone who has not been hiding under a rock for the past year and a half knows that the financial crisis has hit hard.   Even inside the "Whitman bubble,"   major changes have had to be made to offset...

Credit: Bullion

“The Last Town on Earth” author Thomas Mullen lectures to Whitman students

Lea Negrin September 24, 2009

"Are you writing a sequel?" first-year Owen Lowry asked Thomas Mullen, author of  "The Last Town On Earth," during a lecture on Monday, Sept. 21, in Cordiner Hall. "The Last Town On Earth"...

Marjane Satrapi to visit campus tomorrow evening

Iris Alden April 9, 2009

When first-year Michaela Gianotti opened up a package from Whitman College at the end of the summer, she was surprised to find that it contained a comic book. "I opened it up and I was like, 'Whoa!'...

Bill Murray shares his experiences as an alumnus

Derek Thurber March 12, 2009

Whitman alumnus Bill Murray '92 returned to campus this last week to present a lecture on his experiences as an embedded journalist in Iraq for the Hosokawa Endowed Lecture series. As part of his stay...

Credit: O. Johnson

Embedded Iraq journalist to visit campus on endowment

Hanna Ory March 5, 2009

Whitman Alumnus and freelance journalist, William Murray, will present the college's annual Hosokawa Lecture in Journalism on Monday, March 9.   Murray, who spent the summer of 2008 imbedded in...

Ayaan Hirsi Ali spoke to campus Wed. March 4. Credit: Kim.

Controversial speech by Hirsi Ali prompts heated response

Elana Congress March 5, 2009

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a woman's rights activist and outspoken critic of Islam, spoke at Whitman on Wed., March 4 at 7 p.m. Her lecture was part of ASWC's Public Speakers series.   Hirsi Ali's lecture...

Controversial speaker to discuss Islam, women’s rights

Rachel Hoar February 26, 2009

On March 4, Whitman students will have the chance to listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak on Islam and women's rights.   Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969 to a devout Muslim family. In her...

Credit: Alden

Global Studies Initiative addresses torture at symposium

C.J. Wisler February 26, 2009

In light of current local and international politics, the Global Studies Initiative seeks to complicate and unsettle the contemporary ideas on torture at "Torture and the Human Body", a Global Studies...

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