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Whitman faculty and staff find passion in sports

Eddie DeLeon finds community in boxing. Photos contributed by Kevin Pogue and Eddie Nelson.

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter

March 12, 2020

Mustering up the motivation to exercise can be difficult, yet some Whitman staff and faculty have incorporated sports into their daily routines and have experienced major health benefits. Post Office Supervisor, Eddie DeLeon, is an avid boxer and loves that he has the time to go to the boxing gym w...

Power and Privilege Symposium Step in Right Direction

February 13, 2014

This guest column was contributed by Associate Professor of Sociology Helen Kim In mid-December, I, along with over 100 faculty members, attended a special faculty meeting to vote on a motion to cancel classes on Thursday, Feb. 20 in order to convene the Power and Privilege Symposium. Pen to paper...

Alumni drawn towards employment at alma mater

Jamie Kennedy, Director of Planned Giving.  Photo by Adam Brayton.

Kaili Masamoto

October 11, 2012

"I had drunk the Whitman Kool-Aid," said Assistant Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust '98. Kool-Aid or no, an almost magnetic attraction seemingly compels alumni to return to Whitman College as faculty or staff members. At Whitman, meeting students who are the second or third child from their...

New professor Dr. Douglas Scarborough brings passion for jazz to Whitman

Credit: Marie von Hafften

Mallory Martin

September 15, 2011

This year Whitman welcomes new jazz professor Dr. Douglas Scarborough to the music department staff. Scarborough has held teaching positions at the University of South Carolina-Upstate and Virginia's Washington and Lee University. A singer, composer, trombonist and keyboardist, he has written and recorde...

3-2-1, go! votes Whitman faculty on 3-2 work load

Andy Jobanek

November 5, 2009

The faculty voted yesterday overwhelmingly in favor of allowing individual academic departments to offer a 3-2 course schedule, following an extended campaign by the Feasibility Study Committee to reduce professor course loads from three classes each semester to three one semester and two the next, or...

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