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Column: WWCC opens, accelerates paths to success

Did you know that 75 percent of post-secondary students aspire to earn a bachelor’s degree?

Column: Art, science, athletics contribute to balance in life

Due to greater academic opportunity, my family moved to the United States from Nigeria when I was 6 years old.

Column: Walla Walla more plugged in than you think

It’s no secret the world is changing at an ever increasing pace. What has changed the past few years is that more rural and isolated towns like Walla Walla are no longer behind the curve with technology but actually tracking at or in some cases even above national trends.

Column: Start saving now — college is worth investment

As a college president and someone who has spent most of his career in higher education, I am regularly asked two questions: “Is attending a liberal arts college like Whitman worth the cost?” and “When should parents start planning for their child’s college education?”

Column: Veterans home to help economy

It is not very often 100 new family-wage jobs are created in the Walla Walla Valley with one project. Yet this is the case with the announcement last week that the long sought after Veterans Home has been fully funded.

Learning should be lifetime obsession

Of the more than 2,500 diplomas I have presented to our graduates during my eight years as Walla Walla University president, I would count one recent certificate as the most memorable.

Trip to New York shapes plans for future

This year during spring break, I took a seven-day trip to New York City to explore the city and the arts. It was an awesome experience because I got to travel across the country and visit one of the most famous cities in the world.

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My high school English teacher had a fixation on symbolism. With scholarly zeal, she spent hours plumbing the depths of the Robin Williams movie, “Awakenings,” while her class secretly dozed.

Column: Parents, culture provide strength, drive to succeed

I am a Latina, born and raised in Walla Walla. The moment my parents left their small town in Mexico and stepped foot in Walla Walla in 1990, their lives, and eventually my life, were completely changed.

Column: Seeing shouldn't always mean believing

Old lager drinkers will remember an advertisement for Rainier Beer. I borrowed a term from that ad. I used, “I Seen ‘Em,” for a lecture I gave in Seattle years ago.