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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitties past and present connect at winter break networking events

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor February 2, 2023

Whitties have a reputation for staying connected post graduation. In addition to the legendary 30 percent marriage rate between Whitman students, the Whitman community is committed to staying involved...

Cover taken from Laura Krantzs website.

Something’s afoot: Krantz ‘00 publishes book on Bigfoot

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter October 27, 2022

Set against the foot of the towering Blue Mountains and situated against a backdrop of rolling wheat fields, the scenic outdoors has become integral to Whitman’s image. Some believe that these benign...

Photo by Jake Lee.

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...

Photo contributed by Jennifer Northam.

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? This Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, three Whitman alumni invite current Whitman students to hear numerous private letters from the classes of 1965 through 1972.

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

Dylan Tull December 8, 2011
Two Whitman alumni, Curt Bowen and Joseph Bornstein, graduated Whitman in 2008, and in three short years built from the ground up a successful non-profit organization based in Guatemala called Semilla Nueva.
Credit: Charlie Li

Athlete profile: Swim alum Jamie Kennedy

Kyle Howe September 29, 2011
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.
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