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Washington State She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.13.2017 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Last week I learned that one of my friends has been selected as the new president of Washington State University. That, of course, made me wonder about the women associated with the Evergreen State through its history.

Liberal Arts, Public Policy and Public Service: A Perfect Combination

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 04.07.2017 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Our students came away from the week telling us that they gained an expanded appreciation for why their liberal arts experience can help them play a role in shaping their communities, on behalf of their communities.

How Can Colleges Take Recruiting to the Next Level to Really Work for Their Students?

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 03.17.2017 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Last Tuesday at Gonzaga University I had a great opportunity to hear Dr. Phil Gardner present his latest insights about how organizations are bringing...

Ethics -- The Means and End of a Liberal Education

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 02.22.2017 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Last Saturday afternoon I found myself standing in the middle of a series of curved wood and glass bookshelves with a group of students from Whitman College.

Whitman Teaches the Movement -- Your Campus Can Too!

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 01.13.2017 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

For months we've been watching students on campuses across the country demand inclusion and racial equality. In a short time, students at Whitman College will do something about it.

Rural Colleges Are The Best

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 12.05.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Our small towns are vibrant hubs for innovation and creative collaborations because we all need to pull together to tackle community issues.

College: An Investment That Repays in Income as Well as in Humanity

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 11.17.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Does any question loom as large over higher education today as whether the value of a college degree is worth what a student and their family invests ...

So Many Ways We Prepare Students for What Comes Next

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 11.01.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

Hardly a week passes without a new article calling for a rethinking of America's higher education system. But is such a drastic change needed?

17 Funniest Lines from Monty Python Star Eric Idle's Commencement Speech

Gillian Frew | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Gillian Frew

Now, thanks to his hilarious performance at Whitman College last weekend, the British comedian can add coveted commencement speaker and honorary doctor of fine arts to that list.

WATCH: 'Monty Python' Star's Second Amendment Joke

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.20.2013 | College

British comedian Eric Idle took a swipe at former President George W. Bush and the Second Amendment as he counseled graduates in his commencement addr...

Police Involvement Won't Solve Campus Rape Problems

Rachel Alexander | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Rachel Alexander

Police are well-equipped to handle cases with serial offenders, multiple victims and large amounts of evidence, but they are likely to falter in more common scenarios where the victim was drunk, or the perpetrator was a friend or acquaintance.

The Gender Spectrum: A Detrimental Solution to the Binary Problem

Sandra Matsevilo | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Sandra Matsevilo

While the gender spectrum is a plausible stepping stone in better understanding gender, it is in no way a final solution to helping individuals find their identities.

The Hook-up Generation

Patricia Vanderbilt | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Patricia Vanderbilt

Hook-up culture creates a strange binary: on the one hand, students are having casual sex. On the other hand, students are having no sex at all. With the exception of an occasional long-term relationship, there is virtually nothing in-between.