‘Art Outside the Box’ Features Artwork from Whitman Staff

‘Art Outside the Box’ Features Artwork from Whitman Staff

Annabelle Marcovici
March 30, 2014
Filed under Media, Media Highlight, Photos

From March 25-30 during an event called "Art Outside the Box," the main floor of Penrose library featured 45 works of art by staff members at Whitman College. Types of art ranged from cross stitch to bouquets made of balloons. The show was organized by Whitman's Personnel... Read more »

We the People

Erik
March 29, 2014
Filed under Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa

We all know that English and Spanish combine to form Spanglish, while Portuguese and Spanish together are Portuñol.  During a recent conversation with my family, I struggled to name the mix of Portuguese and English that I speak with my coworkers at the university.  My mom took a stab... Read more »

南京周末旅行 (Weekend Trip to Nanjing)

南京周末旅行 (Weekend Trip to Nanjing)

Rachel Palfini
March 26, 2014
Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

This past weekend was the CIEE Weekend Trip and I along with 27 other students and 3 professors went to Nanjing. The other options were Hangzhou, Yangzhou, and Wu Zhen but I chosen Nanjing because of its rich history. Nanjing (南京)is the capital of Jiangsu province in Eastern... Read more »

Women’s Basketball Falls in National Championship

Cole Anderson
March 25, 2014
Filed under Game of the Week, Sports, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

The Whitman women's basketball team fell to the FDU-Florham Devils in the DIII national title game on Saturday, March 22 with a final score of 80-72, ending a record-breaking season for the Missionaries. Heading into the 2013-2014 season, Whitman's team motto was "paving the road to Steven's Point,... Read more »

Mering Makes History with Win at Nationals

Quin Nelson
March 24, 2014
Filed under Sports

Junior Karl Mering started nationals without his goggles and ended with a national championship. Mering had a successful stint at the Division III Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, highlighted by a victory in the 100-yard butterfly that made him the first national champion swimmer in... Read more »

Whitman Women’s Basketball to Play for National Title

Pamela London
March 21, 2014
Filed under Sports, Varsity Sports, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

Add another one to the list: in a season that has been defined thus far by broken records and program firsts, perhaps it is only fitting that the Whitman women's basketball team is going to end its year playing for the national title. With an 85-70 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater... Read more »

Whitman’s Yearly Tuition Increase Lowest in Decade

Emily Lin-Jones
March 20, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

The Board of Trustees have set tuition to $44,440 for the 2014-2015 academic year, a 2.9 percent increase from last year. Room and board costs and the Associated Students of Whitman College fee were also raised to $11,228 and $360 respectively, according to an email President George Bridges sent out... Read more »

Holy

Serena Runyan
March 20, 2014
Filed under Living in History, Web Only

Jerusalem is a holy city. A bridge between the material and the spiritual. Many would say between the earth and the heavens. But what is holy?: "Connected to a god or a religion/ religious and morally good" –– Merriam-Webster. As I walk home through... Read more »

“The Goddess”

Rachel Palfini
March 20, 2014
Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

Despite what some days may feel like, I am taking other courses in Shanghai besides my Chinese language class! Last week in Chinese Film and Cinema, we watched Wu Yonggong's "The Goddess," which was released in 1934. "The Goddess" was part of the 1930s overall leftist-turn of Chinese cinema, which was... Read more »

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Pamela London
March 19, 2014
Filed under Sports, Varsity Sports, Web Only, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

The... Read more »

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Erik
March 17, 2014
Filed under Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa

Looking for a place to live here has got me wondering whether the phrase "everything but the kitchen sink" has its origins in Brazil. Apartments and houses for rent in Brazil are generally unfurnished.  That would be fine, except that unfurnished here means that everything that can be removed... Read more »

Carnaval no Brasil

Carnaval no Brasil

Erik
March 17, 2014
Filed under Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa

Mike, Anna, and I spent Carnaval the way most people from Teresina choose to: we left town to relax on the beach.  It wasn't wild, but it did help me straighten out my priorities here. Our destination was Parnaíba, Piauí's second largest city.  The center of Parnaíba has colorful colonial... Read more »