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