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Class of 2020 athletes: Where are they now?

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.

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 athletes. Many had their final seasons cut short, and all had their last months of in-person...

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 were lost defending liberty. One of the names on that plaque is Katherine Applegate, who was born in W...

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 current Whitman students to hear (guilt free!) numerous private letters written by Whitman students...

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 the ground up a successful non-profit organization called Semilla Nueva. Bowen and Bornstein, executive di...

Athlete profile: Swim alum Jamie Kennedy

Credit: Charlie Li

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, dressed in a tie and a button-up shirt, sits in his office on the main floor of Memorial. What...

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