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Interview with incoming Dean of Students Daren Mooko

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

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
Filed under NEWS

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
Filed under NEWS

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
Filed under NEWS

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 ...

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Administration officials and concerned students met this week after reports of another drugging at an all-campus Greek party last weekend. At a forum at Harper Joy Theater on Sunday, following a “Timely Warning” sent out by Dean of Student Chuck Cleveland on the topic that morning, students voiced c...

Mt. Trashmore highlights Whitman recycling woes

Mt. Trashmore highlights Whitman recycling woes

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On April 5, 3,600 pounds of trash was dumped onto the Cordiner lawn, a week’s worth of waste for the college. Included in the mix were Bon App dishes, unopened packages of chips and a Nalgene water bottle. In total, an estimated 70 percent of the materials thrown away could have been recycled. M...

Revenge Porn Lawyer Comes to Whitman Campus

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Carrie Goldberg runs a legal practice in Brooklyn that specializes in sexual abuse and privacy, or going after “assholes,” as she recently put it at a lunch with Whitman students interested in law. Her star has risen in past years, as she has become a prominent and successful advocate for victims...

Debate Reinstated

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Two years after the suspension of Whitman’s Debate Program in the wake of alcohol violations and allegations of gender discrimination, president Kathy Murray announced in an April 6 email that the college would begin to reinstate the program. Whitman Debate will return in the fall of 2018, Murray’s email sai...

Another Drugging Reported at Whitman Party

Another Drugging Reported at Whitman Party

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
April 9, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Another Whitman student reported unknowingly ingesting dissociative “date rape” drugs on Saturday night. The drugging reportedly occurred at an all-campus party at the Sigma Chi fraternity house. The incident comes on the heels of a similar string of dissociative druggings late last semester...

Dunnivant Releases New Book

Dunnivant Releases New Book

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This March, Whitman chemistry professor Frank Dunnivant published a book on success stories in the environmental movement since the 1970s. It is the most recent book published by a Whitman faculty member, and the second in 2017. “Environmental Success Stories: Solving Major Ecological Problems and Confronting C...

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