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Students vs alumni: The ultimate frisbee showdown

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor April 7, 2022

On April 2, 2022, the Whitman Sweets of past and present went head-to-head in a battle for victory as part of the annual Onionfest. Supporters of both sides gathered at Martin Field to watch the teams...

Whitman alum and NYT journalist Gillian Friedman and Parents magazine editor Kelly Glass discuss the “beautiful and perfect endeavour” of journalism

Whitman alum and NYT journalist Gillian Friedman and Parents magazine editor Kelly Glass discuss the “beautiful and perfect endeavour” of journalism

Lily Yost, News Reporter October 28, 2021

On Oct. 21, Whitman alum Gillian Friedman, a business reporter for the New York Times, and Kelly Glass, the executive editor of Black Parenting for Parents Magazine, spoke to Whitman students on Zoom about...

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Alumni relations holds Women in Whitman Athletics panel

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 5, 2020

On Oct. 22, Whitman alumni relations hosted a panel titled “Women in Whitman Athletics” as a part of this semester’s online engagement for the athletics department. The panel brought together...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.

Class of 2020 athletes: Where are they now?

Tucker Grinnan, Staff Reporter September 24, 2020

The Class of 2020 student athletes graduated from Whitman with an uncertain future, but many have tried to make the best of a bad situation. Graduation was abrupt, confusing and sad for the senior student...

Letter to the editor: A veteran’s sacrifice and the Whitman College memorial plaque

Eric S. Johnson, MD, Class of 1972 Colonel, USAF (retired) November 7, 2019

A small plaque honoring Whitman alumni killed in action during World War II hangs on a wall on the first floor of the Memorial Building.  On that plaque are the names of 29 young patriots whose lives...

Dramatic readings of alumni letters reveal dynamic social change

Clara Bartlett April 26, 2012

Ever read something you weren't supposed to––a private note, a journal entry, an unread text blinking on a friend's phone? Well, this Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, three Whitman alumni invite...

Curt Bowen ’08 speaks about Semilla Nueva, non-profit work

Dylan Tull December 8, 2011

Whitman alumni Curt Bowen '08 and Joseph Bornstein '08 work with farmers in rural communities in Guatemala, one of the most malnourished countries in Central America, and in three short years built from...

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Athlete profile: Swim alum Jamie Kennedy

Kyle Howe September 29, 2011

Profile: James 'Jamie' Kennedy Whitman Alum: Class of '96 Current Position:  Assistant  Swimming Coach, Director of Planned Giving. After returning from a lunch break at 1:30 p.m., Kennedy,...

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