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Meet Whitman Watson Fellowship Nominees

Meet Whitman Watson Fellowship Nominees

Isabel Mills

November 14, 2013

In the next few months, Whitman College seniors will find out what the next year of their lives entails. Four of these seniors hope their futures will include a Watson Fellowship. This fellowship is a chance for 40 students from 40 liberal arts colleges to receive $28,000 to go abroad for a year to...

International Pursuits

Karah Kemmerly

November 14, 2013

This week, Pioneer feature writers talked with Whitman students and alumni with international goals. First, we chatted with this year's Watson Fellowship nominees to find out more about their project ideas. Then we got in touch with several alumni who have found work opportunities in other countrie...

Whitman alum’s ‘RAPtivism’ album spreads positive message worldwide

Alex Hagen

April 5, 2012

RAPtivism, a hip-hop album by Whitman alumna Aisha Fukushima '09, has finally been released after years of traveling, recording and post-production. Fukushima, who was able to produce the album thanks to her Watson Fellowship, traveled extensively in Africa, Europe and Asia. The fellowship awarded ...

Profile: Oliver Wood

Libby Arnosti

September 15, 2011

Age: 21  Hometown: Seattle, Wash.  Class: senior, junior standing. Sitting outside of the library with bare feet at 8:30 a.m., Wood munches on a carrot and  sips coffee from a homemade mug with a mountain scene glazed onto the side. After joining cross country this year, you are one of the top me...

Donna Perry Jones on-board in Office of Fellowships and Grants

Rose Woodbury

September 8, 2011

There's a new face in the Office of Fellowships and Grants this year. Donna Perry Jones has come on board as the administrative assistant to replace Karen Kinder, who retired at the end of last semester. Although she's new to the office, Jones has been a part of the Whitman community as both a student...

Whitman’s Watson nominees advance to final interview stage

Liz Forsyth

December 9, 2009

Next year, senior Johanna Leader hopes to be watching Frisbee in Prague and Sweden. Senior  Nadim Damluji hopes to be talking to Tintin-ologists in France. Senior Seth Bergeson hopes to be watching children play in Africa. And senior Lani Rosenthal hopes to be in Swaziland looking at a community-based...

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