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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...

Isaacs Renovation Under Way

Isaacs Renovation Under Way

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Whitman students  returned from break to find an Isaacs Avenue in gravelly disarray. Phase I of the road’s renovation, which began in early March, stretches from the intersection of Rose and Park Streets up north to Clinton Street. The renovation aims to improve the safety, efficiency and aestheti...

Susanne Beechey on Health Care

Kate Grumbles
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On March 24, 2017, House Republicans withdrew the American Health Care Act before it was put up for a vote. On Tuesday, March 28 Wire reporter Kate Grumbles spoke with Associate Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey about the bill’s implications. What did you see as the main reasons for why the repeal of the...

Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Community

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring in a wide range of musicians that locals might not normally get a chance to see. Some of the well-kn...

Ethics Bowl Team Competes Nationally

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Whitman Ethics Bowl team returned from Nationals in Dallas last week with the “Spirit of Ethics Bowl” award. It was the second consecutive year that the burgeoning group has won the award, which goes to the team that, through civility and thoughtfulness, best exemplifies the spirit of the Eth...

Whitman Budgets Adjust to Initiative 1433

Chris Hankin, News Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In November of 2016, Washington State voters approved Initiative 1433 to increase the state minimum wage from $9.47 to $13.50 by 2020. The gradual transition began January 1, 2017 when the minimum wage increased to $11 per hour. Businesses and budgets across the state have been scrambling to adjust to the...

Whitman Considers Academic Credit for Inmates in “Rhetoric and Incarceration” class

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Faculty members and administration involved in Whitman’s Rhetoric, Incarceration and Civic Engagement class are at the beginning stages of granting incarcerated students at the Walla Walla Penitentiary academic credit for the course. The course focuses on the connections between criminal justice, civi...

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