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After a summer of preparation, faculty and staff launch online classes

September 10, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Whitman to halt in-person classes last spring, professors scrambled to transition. This semester, their online classes will benefit from a summer of preparation. Mary...

Deep Summer

Photo by Tywen Kelly
The Walla Walla summer brimmed with potential. The Whitman crew numbered in the hundreds. But did it count? Did we do enough? Did we ever have a chance?
September 7, 2017
You know about the doldrums.

Near Totality on Ankeny

Photo by Tywen Kelly
August 26, 2017
On August 21st, Walla Walla caught a glimpse of what has become known as “The Great American Eclipse.”

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Photo by Natalie Mutter
Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.
September 8, 2016
Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants
April 17, 2014

For the first time at Whitman College, the Student Engagement Center has distributed six internship grants to Whitman students pursuing internships abroad this upcoming summer. "This group of international...

Alumna Connects Whitties to Roman Archaeology Opportunity

Alumna Connects Whitties to Roman Archaeology Opportunity
September 15, 2013

This article was contributed by alumna Marie von Hafften '13. As dawn broke every morning this summer, alumna Emily Hanscam '12 tucked the end of her braid back up at the nape of her neck and slipped...

A Whirlwind Tour of 14 Weeks of Movies

A Whirlwind Tour of 14 Weeks of Movies
September 12, 2013

After a tough spring semester rendered me fried and spent, I limped back home to Tacoma, Wash. with no plans for my 14 weeks of summer except vegging at the movie theater and camping at the Gorge...

A Different Kind of Internship

August 29, 2013

When I told my friends what my summer plan was, many of them expressed to me how challenging it sounded. This came from friends doing chemistry and biology research I could not even begin to describe to...

Summer Movie Preview

Illustration by Luke Hampton
May 2, 2013

Sun's out, shorts on, jacket ditched, finals looming and summer vacation with lots of time for movies is just around the corner. New releases coming out this summer thankfully seem interesting and...

A Perfect Summer Playlist: Upbeat, Excited and Full of Life

Illustration by Emily Jones
May 2, 2013

What defines the perfect summer? It's carefree. Upbeat. Fun and energetic and full of color. Summer is road trips and wind in your hair and fresh watermelon and bare feet and barbecue smoke and laughing...

Entire Summer Movie Season Recap

August 23, 2012

MMMMOOOVIES were my great escape from working a zillion hours at two minimum-wage jobs lifeguarding and scooping balls at the golf-driving rang. Thankfully, this summer was filled with great flicks. Here's...

‘Pirates! Band of Misfits’ brings nonstop laughs for all

Illustration: Ruth Hwang
May 3, 2012

After years of "maturing" and stretching way outside my comfort zone, this week I retreated back to my roots with the innocence of kids' movies. "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," a claymation wonder...

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