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Leslie Jamison and “The Empathy Exams” Spark Discussion on Campus

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Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

September 15, 2016

Whitman’s 2016 Summer Reading text, “The Empathy Exams,” has given students much to talk about over the past few weeks. In the book, author Leslie Jamison covers a wide range of topics including her experience working as a medical actor, her thoughts on “poverty tourism,” and a glimpse into...

Whitman, Walla Walla University partner in 2012 summer reading selection

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Allison Bolgiano

May 3, 2012

This summer, students at Whitman and Walla Walla University will share a summer reading book. "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson will be read by both entering first-year Whitman students and WWU students. WWU has been involved in selecting the summer reading in the past, but this year Whitman and WWU partnered to bring the author to Wall...

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