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Students Explore the Best of the West

Students Explore the Best of the West

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
December 8
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Semester in the West returned to campus last week to give their trip’s traditional Western Epiphanies. Western Epiphanies is not only  their final, but a chance for the public to know what they have been doing for an entire semester. This year’s students focused largely on the new portions of their tr...

Whitman Students and Student Inmates Share Classroom

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter
December 8
Filed under NEWS

This fall, the Rhetoric, Incarceration and Civic Engagement and Incarceration class completed its final visit to the Washington State Penitentiary, a minimum-security prison near Whitman’s campus. The class is comprised of 21 incarcerated students who are enrolled in an Associate Degree program throug...

PPGA Continues Consent Education

PPGA Continues Consent Education

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
December 8
Filed under NEWS

This past week, on Tuesday Nov. 29, Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) hosted a collaborative event with All Students for Consent (ASC), called, “What Does Consent Look Like?” This event took place in the Reid Coffee house and featured a panel of four members of ASC discussing consent and...

Resident Assistant Training

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
December 7
Filed under NEWS

A lot is expected of Resident Assistants (RAs) at Whitman. They are confidants, leaders, and enforcers to their residents. To cope with these various pressures, the Residence Life office holds a ten-day training prior to each semester for RAs as they prepare to join their new sections. RA training aims to achi...

Aldahleh Seeks Support for Possible EMS Program

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
December 4
Filed under NEWS

A first-year ASWC senator is in the process of creating a student-run volunteer emergency medical service. Omar Aldahleh began work on planning a service that would provide rapid-response aid to minor medical issues on campus just before he came to Whitman. Aldahleh recently brought up for the servi...

Planned Parenthood Generation Action Educates Students on Sex

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Writer
December 1
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This fall, a club new to Whitman–called Planned Parenthood Generation Action–has been focusing on the sexual health and education of Whitman students. While the club mostly attracts young women, one or two men participate in the weekly meeting, made up of about 30-40 people. Planned Parenthood Gene...

Local AAUP Calls for Sanctuary Campus

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
December 1
Filed under NEWS

Some Whitman faculty have asked the college to join the national Sanctuary Campus movement. On November 28, the Whitman chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) sent an email to the Whitman community with a statement condemning the recent “unprecedented spike” in attacks...

Updates: Student Withdraws after Being Identified as Person of Interest

Marra Clay, Publisher
November 29
Filed under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 29, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent an update to the Whitman College community regarding the recent dissociative druggings on campus.  According to Cleveland, the College worked with the Walla Walla Police Department to investigate the situation and a current student emerged as a perso...

ASWC Passes Title IX Transcript Notation Resolution

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
November 29
Filed under NEWS

Three weeks ago, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) passed a new resolution Title IX investigations and convictions notated on students’ transcripts. This move is in part an effort to increase accountability in the Title IX process and to prevent students from easily transferring to other univ...

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor
November 21
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Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of a national day of action in which students across the country called on their schools to offer protection for undocumented students in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Organized by th...

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Marra Clay, Publisher
November 17
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Many students across campus have been dealing with the election results for last week, and some have turned to art to address their feelings. Students are using film, sculpture, writing and drawing to grapple with Trump’s election. The art department organized a space in Fouts Center for Visual Arts for ...

Campus Climate Survey Offers A Starting Point

Georgia Lyon, News Editor
November 17
Filed under Community, NEWS

Numbers may add to Whitman’s ability to improve its campus climate. Last spring, students, faculty and staff at Whitman filled out the anonymous campus climate survey administered in February of 2016. The Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity council (WIDE) used the general format of the campus ...

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