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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...

ASWC Begins Election Season

Andrew, Schwartz
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

ASWC will hold elections for positions on the executive council beginning April 9 and ending at 8 p.m. on April 10. The council consists of four members: President, Vice President, Finance Chair and Nominations Chair. Candidates are currently in the midst of a ten day campaigning period, ending with...

Robart Comes to Campus

Chris Hankin, News Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Whitman Alumnus Judge James Robart ‘69 made national and international headlines earlier this year for blocking President Trump’s so-called “Travel Ban.” The Wire wrote about Judge Robart a week after the decision, and the Honorable Judge visited campus last Friday, March 31.  During his vi...

Pay by Credit Policy Change Rankles Students

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Whitman College faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the College’s pay by credit policy. As of this year, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up to eight credits, twice as many as the four credits required next year. A working group consisting of faculty, staff...

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

Marra Clay, Publisher
March 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Spring Break is often a time when the campus sees an increase in crime. Normally, there are several incidents of theft and some students will choose to report the crime to Whitman’s Security Office. When this happens, the crime is added to the Whitman College Daily Crime Log.  The most recent entry in the crime log is a burglary on March 20, when two individuals accessed Sherwood Center via the...

ASWC uses new appointment process

ASWC uses new appointment process

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

ASWC’s Nominations Committee recently began using a new procedure to install students in temporary positions on governing boards. These temporary appointments replace more long-term student representatives for a single semester, while they are abroad or otherwise off campus. The first temporary r...

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