Welcome Class of 2024! 

Since decision day just passed, I would like to personally congratulate and welcome the class of 2024! Given the obvious pandemic, I think it is very special that students are choosing Whitman as their school. Especially many students who were not given the opportunity to visit the campus during the spring — this is a […]

Who’s on your team?

As the school year is wrapping up, I’d like to go over the people that will be essential in your arrival to Whitman. These times are uncertain and many of us may feel nervous about the upcoming semester. Especially first-generation college students, who is your support system as you begin your journey as a first-year? […]

Department Liaisons

Coming to Whitman, you may want more than the technical description of a major. For example, you may want to hear the student’s perspective of a major. Maybe, how did other students know that their major was “the one”? Well, thankfully there is a cohort of students just for that! Department Liaisons are students nominated […]

COVID-19 Response: Food 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Whitman’s response alongside that of BonApp and the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) is important to consider. How has Whitman responded in regard to feeding its students while also maintaining the safety of its students who remain on campus? For students who are on a meal plan, BonApp […]

Finding Inner Peace 

Similar to the atmosphere of many competitive colleges and universities, Whitman tends to welcome an academic environment that perpetuates stress and self-criticism. I mean, what else would you expect from a group of intelligent and outstanding students? But that is beside the point. With a culture that may pressure students into putting too much on […]

Identity Crisis

I am a first-generation American, as my mom and dad are immigrants from Mexico and Iran respectively. Being born and raised in the U.S. gave me limited opportunities to really connect with either of my cultures. I grew up in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood and attended a predominantly Hispanic elementary, middle, and high school. Though […]