Whitman Wire

Whitties spur kids’ creativity with stART

February 11, 2016

As arts programs get cut all around the country, a few Whitties have taken a stand against the tide. StART began two years ago and since then, its volunteers have been bringing the visual and performance arts to Walla Walla public schools. StART began with senior Alina Holmes and a simple idea. H...

Students Consider Future in Teach for America

Students Consider Future in Teach for America

Lachlan Johnson

September 26, 2013

Many Whitman College students looking to work with children and interested in social justice often consider Teach for America. This fall, 14 Whitman graduates joined the 2013 Teaching Corps and began a two-year commitment to teaching in public schools across the nation. According to a recent Teach for Amer...

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Dylan Tull

April 11, 2013

How would your perspective on the inmates in the penitentiary change if you could read the creative writing and poetry that they produced? Undeniably, a passionate poem or creative story would give new depth and humanness to prisoners that are often regarded as violent and cold. A group of Whitman students spearheaded by junior Camer...

Whitman in China program celebrates 30-year anniversary

Evan Taylor

September 27, 2012

Alumni of the Whitman in China program gather this weekend, Sep. 28––30, to celebrate the program's 30-year anniversary. Since its creation in 1982, the program has been sending Whitman graduates to China to teach English for one year. "It's one of the first programs administered by a small ...

Whitman cracks list of top contributors to Teach for America

Whitman cracks list of top contributors to Teach for America

Elise Tinseth

September 27, 2012

Whitman's recently graduated class of 2012 is the 16th top contributor in the small schools category to the Teach for America program, sending 12 students. Teach for America, a growing nonprofit program of about 33,000 members, takes employees, teachers and college graduates and places them into schools...

Whitman news since 1896
Teaching