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ASWC Floats Switch from Stipend to Hourly Pay

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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ASWC and ASWC-paid positions have long been compensated with stipends for each semester served. That may change if a few student representatives have their way. A plan is in the works—though still in the very early stages—to make those positions compensated hourly. The idea is a passion project of ...

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman administration has recommended not renewing tenured positions of at least five retiring faculty members in a push to increase the student-faculty ratio. The administration recommended replacing three positions in the Music, Chemistry and Economics departments. The process of deciding wh...

Strategic Planning Committee Focuses on Inclusion

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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By the end of the spring ’17 semester, the 2016-17 Strategic Planning Committee will have nearly completed its first phase. Co-chaired by President Kathy Murray, Vice Chair of the Board Nancy Serrurier and Chair of the Faculty Melissa Clearfield, the committee is responsible for designing the future ...

Tiny houses – Students Work for Sustainability

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
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On April 8, a group of Whitman students attended the Tiny House Conference in Portland, and hope to build one on campus within the next two years. Margo Heffron, Dani Schlenker and Caroline Ashford Aya received funding for the conference from the ASWC finance committee after convincing Senate that the expe...

Breaking: Beta Chapter to Lose House in Fall of 2017

Breaking: Beta Chapter to Lose House in Fall of 2017

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
April 23, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Earlier today Gamma Zeta Association, the housing group that owns the Beta Theta Pi chapter house, notified the Chapter that they plan to close the house for the coming fall semester and potentially the entire 2017/2018 school year. The letter indicated mainly financial reasons for closing the ho...

Students, Administration, Police Respond to Recent Drugging Reports

Chris Hankin and Mitchell Smith, News Editor and Editor in Chief
April 21, 2017
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The most recent report of a Whitman student unknowingly ingesting a dissociative drug came close to two weeks ago, and since then members of the Whitman community have responded on varying ways. The Investigation The Walla Walla Police were notified the night of the most recent suspected drugging...

Interview with incoming Dean of Students Daren Mooko

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
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Daren Mooko was recently selected to replace Chuck Cleveland as Whitman's Dean of Students. While on campus, Mooko sat down with Wire reporter Nick Maahs to discuss residence life and transparency. What follows is a transcript of part of that conversation. Minor edits have been made for clarity and conc...

Pressing $50,000

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
April 20, 2017
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The rise of tuition far beyond that of inflation is a well documented phenomena in higher education. But what accounts for these shifts at Whitman in particular?

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The Other Side of Myra Road

Chris Hankin, News Editor
April 20, 2017
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Myra Road separates Walla Walla from the city of College Place; it also separates Whitman College from Walla Walla University. The two institutions exist in parallel universes with little crossover. I had the chance to visit Walla Walla University last Wednesday, April 12. I drank Ginger Chai Tea wit...

Whitman Students Awarded Watsons

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
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The Watson Fellowship is a prestigious award granted to only 40 students from across the country each year. This year, Whitman seniors Nina Finley and Sam Perkins were a part of that distinguished group.  The Watson Fellowship was created in 1968 by the family of the founder of IBM, Thomas J. Wat...

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
April 13, 2017
Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A new era has dawned on the ASWC Executive Council. Tuesday, April 11, EC election results were certified and announced by the ASWC Oversight Committee. AnnaMarie McCorvie will be next year’s President, Emily Bowen will serve as Vice President, Chris Meabe will handle the budget as Finance Chair a...

Taking Back the Night

Taking Back the Night

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This Thursday at 7 p.m. outside Cordiner, “Take Back the Night” will begin with a march around campus. The event is open to everyone, and organizers strive to bring awareness to sexual violence and show solidarity for survivors of assault. Take Back the Night is a national event held on college ...

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