Department Overview: Politics

While Whitman is composed of many interesting academic departments, as a senior I’d like to selfishly highlight my own major; politics. The Whitman Politics Department is an extremely unique one in terms of most liberal arts colleges nationally. While many similar departments label themselves a “political science” department, Whitman’s department of politics takes a different […]

Three’s a Crowd

Coming to Whitman, I of course expected to have small class sizes, with Whitman being a small Liberal Arts school. What I did not expect, however, was that I’d walk into my Latin class on the first day to find myself in a class with a grand enrollment of two. And, yes, one of the […]

Faculty: They’re Just Like Us! (Only with PhDs)

  In September, the Whitman College Anthropology department, as they do every year, took the senior Anthropology majors to Pendleton, OR for a weekend to experience firsthand the “Pendleton Round-Up”, the “Happy Canyon Pageant”, and the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. The weekend was geared towards providing the us seniors with a better grasp on rich moments […]

Family Weekend at Whitman

For me, Family Weekend goes a little something like this: Friday: 4:37 PM: First thoughts of cleaning the room enter my mind. 5:43 PM: Frantically folding clean laundry and putting away clothes, arranging furniture, straightening blankets, and vacuuming the floor because they’re 15 minutes out! 6:02 PM: My family shows up, and wants to check […]