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State of the State Provides Students Real-World Experience

State of the State Provides Students Real-World Experience

River Sterne

October 23, 2013

At Whitman College, most students agree that their classes are vital in developing their personal and academic passions. Certain classes have a reputation for bringing the best out of students, allowing them to immerse themselves in areas in which they are interested. One of the classes that best fits this des...

Club Latino members attend Harvard conference

Emily Lin-Jones

April 19, 2012

Four members of Whitman's Club Latino traveled across the country to attend the 15thannual Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference in Cambridge, Mass. last Friday, April 13. The conference spanned four days, bringing together Latino students and prominent Latino professionals from around the United States. Alumnus Pedro Galvao '10 helped organize this year's conference around the theme of "The Rising Latino: ...

Rising Latino population must engage with politics, business

April 19, 2012

This column was contributed by Adam Delgado '12 As Latinos emerge as a growing economic and political force in the United States, we must also examine how the rise of Latino populations across the nation will affect the progress and future of our own communities. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Lati...

State of the State students release research concerning Washington Latinos

Patricia Vanderbilt

February 16, 2012

After months of field work and synthesis, the student researchers from Whitman's State of the State for Washington Latinos class presented their findings and  recommendations  today, February 16. "Here in Washington, Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing minority group," said Professor of...

SOS Clinic construction expands uninsured care

Julia Stone

February 16, 2012

When the new facility  for the SOS Medical Clinic opens, it will provide a  much-needed expansion of uninsured health care services in Walla Walla. The larger facility,  with a  new adjacent dental clinic, is tentatively scheduled to open in early to mid summer of this year. Over the last decade, the ...

State of the State combines research, community outreach

Rachel Alexander

January 26, 2012

On Friday when classes start to wind down, most Whitman students start planning their weekend activities: hanging out, going to parties or catching up on homework. For a group of 16 students, however, a typical weekend might involve interviewing community members about their access to social services...

Experiential learning class attends OneAmerica conference

Dylan Tull

November 3, 2011

Community-Based Research as a Democratic Practice, commonly known as State of the State, is a politics class with a focus on community involvement. Unlike most classes at Whitman, it forces students to put down the textbooks and instead learn through hands-on community involvement and research. Recent...

Profile: Katie DeCramer ’12

Profile: Katie DeCramer ’12

Pamela London

October 13, 2011

Profile: Katie DeCramer Class: Senior Major: Politics with Spanish minor Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minn. "You would think she was beaten, but really she's a badass."  - football teammate Hayley Falk '12 What first brought you to Whitman? Whitman was the last school I visited, and I just had a really good v...

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