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JumpStart Program Prepares Incoming Students for College

JumpStart Program Prepares Incoming Students for College

Karah Kemmerly

October 23, 2013

Walla Walla University (WWU) first organized the JumpStart orientation program in 1999. This September, first-years gathered on campus for the 14th annual JumpStart week. The WWU Academic Advisement Office designed JumpStart to help incoming first-years prepare for the transition from high school...

‘Whistling Vivaldi’ Encourages Discussion of Stereotypes

Hannah Bartman

October 10, 2013

To stimulate residence hall bonding, each year Whitman chooses a book for incoming first-years to read over the summer. For the class of 2017, the Summer Book Program, as it is formally called, chose the book "Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Do" by social psychologist Claude Steele, dean of...

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