Whitman College is a top liberal arts college in eastern Washington. They have raised $8M from Microsoft and other friends to launch a computer science program – not because anyone would go to Whitman for vocational reasons, but rather:
“As we see how computation has literally pervaded every aspect of our lives over last 20, 30 years, it seems reasonable that computational thinking and computer science in particular should be a part of a person’s liberal education.”
We’re delighted that our 2006 Ph.D. alum Janet Davis has been recruited by Whitman to lead this new program!
Read more in GeekWire here.