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“Jornaleros” shown in Walla Walla

“Jornaleros” shown in Walla Walla

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
February 2
Filed under NEWS

Voz Worker’s Rights Organization came to Walla Walla last Saturday to show their documentary “Jornaleros,” which showcased the lives of day laborers in Portland. This event was hosted and organized by Borders as Movements Club (BAM) with help from Whitman Professor of Politics Paul Apostolidis. ...

Student loan fraud impacts campus: Loan provider Navient accused of mishandling payments

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
February 2
Filed under NEWS

It’s an uncertain time for Whitman students, and especially for those accumulating debt to pay for their education. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau sued student loan servicer Navient earlier this month, accusing the company on its website of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers a...

Whitman Finds Its Voice

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
February 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Since the election of Donald Trump, activists in the Whitman community have described a flood of political energy in search of outlet. Groups are mobilizing to build relationships and organize a community anxious to engage with a presidential administration embroiled in controversy unprecedented in mo...

Whitman Community Joins Nationwide Airport Protests

Whitman Community Joins Nationwide Airport Protests

Chris Hankin, News Editor
January 31
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Just over a week after the Women’s March on Walla Walla drew historic crowds to Main Street, activists organized a rally at the Walla Walla airport to protest President Trump’s immigration ban on passport holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Whitman students, faculty and staff worked...

President Murray Releases Statement Condemning Immigration Ban

Mitchell Smith, Editor In Chief
January 30
Filed under NEWS

Whitman President Kathleen Murray released a statement Monday night condemning President Trump’s recent Executive Order banning entry to the United States by citizens of Iran, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and Syria. Since the executive action was announced, protests have erupted around the country...

The Lever Press rolls out

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
January 30
Filed under NEWS

As the prices of academic journals skyrocket and publishing conglomerates are increasingly favoring works that appeal to large research institutions, librarians from liberal arts colleges across the country have come together to take the matter into their own hands. The Lever Press is a publishing ventu...

Whitman and the A.C.A.

Kate Grumbles, News Writer
January 26
Filed under NEWS

While uncertainty shrouds the future of American healthcare, Whitman health services will remain largely unaffected

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The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

Marra Clay, Publisher
January 26
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General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

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Keeping Tenure on Track

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
January 26
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Tenure evaluation guidelines modified to better-reflect “Whitman values”

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Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Chris Hankin, News Editor
January 26
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, VIDEOS

Less than 24 hours after former businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as president of the United States, protestors took to the streets in more than 200 cities across the country and across the globe. More than one million people came together in their separate locales to support one another...

Dispatch from DC: The Wire at the Women’s March

Dispatch from DC: The Wire at the Women’s March

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter
January 24
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

At 8:00 am on Saturday, Jan. 21, the Dunn-Loring metro station in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC, reverberated with the energy of hundreds of people carrying home-made posters and wearing knitted pink hats with pussy-cat ears. Crowds on the platform cheered for passing trains too full to ...

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
January 17
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Feet crunching through the snow. Two friends, wrapped in blankets, cheerily huddled with their dog below an awning at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, shouted in support as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march solemnly passed. Augie - both declined to give their last names - said that it was his first...

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