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ASWC Allocates Savings Fund

ASWC Allocates Savings Fund

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Six project proposals on campus have been slated to receive funding from the ASWC Savings Fund. In the last five years, the fund has accumulated $104,000 available for grants. Mitchell Cutter, the chair of ASWC’s Finance Committee, decided to open up the funds to campus. “We’re looking for a...

Philosophy Professor Hired

Maggie Chang, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In January 2018, Whitman will be receiving a new philosophy professor. Wenqing Zhao was among four candidates that traveled to Whitman to give teaching demonstrations and research presentations, and among about 80 of the original applicants. In the length of one academic year, a committee of professors...

Borders as Method Immigration Action Proposal Receives Partial Funding

Borders as Method Immigration Action Proposal Receives Partial Funding

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, NEWS

The Borders as Method (BAM) proposal for the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) savings fund money had two components. The first concerned student internships and community based-workshops. The second concerned a legal defense fund for community members. BAM’s request for workshop fundin...

Residence Hall Construction: Cleveland Dining Hall Delayed by Local Dispute

Residence Hall Construction: Cleveland Dining Hall Delayed by Local Dispute

Maggie Chang, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under NEWS

For the past seven months, Whitman College has been making progress on a new Sophomore residence hall and dining hall; the latter named after outgoing Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland. These new facilities will be located behind Anderson residence hall and are predicted to be completed by the summer o...

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Inside the “Getting Off the Road Homeless” Campground, campers are gathered around their fires as the sun slips below the horizon and the temperature drops. A man slices potatoes into a pan, remarking on his hunger as they fall into a sizzling pool of crisco. A panorama of the camp. On right, at...

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman College Technology Center recently reached its six month mark at the new office across the street from College House, and tech employees are already seeing the positive impacts. Before July of 2016, Whitman College tech staff was spread out amongst Olin Hall, Hunter Conservatory and the oth...

Daren Mooko Announced as new Dean of Students

Chris Hankin, News Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

After an arduous search process, Whitman College announced earlier today that Daren Rikio Mooko will become the new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Mr. Mooko previously filled a number of positions at Pomona College and has worked throughout the country’s higher education in...

Homelessness in the 509

Homelessness in the 509

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Walla Walla homeless encampment sits atop a small plot of land cordoned off with chain link fence, wrapped in green tarp to provide privacy. Roughly 40-50 people currently live at the Getting Off the Road Homeless Campground, sleeping in tents. The refuge was established in August of last year on c...

Professors take on the News – David Schmitz

As told to Kate Grumbles
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On February 14, 2017, National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned over information regarding Russian sanctions that Flynn failed to disclose to members of the Trump Administration. On Thursday, February 16, Wire reporter Kate Grumbles interviewed Chair of the History Department, Professor David ...

Whitman changes pay-by-credit policy

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Whitman college faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the college’s pay by credit policy. This change will go into effect next year. Currently, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up to eight credits. With the new policy change, the maximum decre...

Power and Privilege Symposium 2017

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The class of 2017 will be the first for which the Power & Privilege Symposium has been a staple in the Whitman year, every year. It was before the 2014 event that faculty first voted to cancel class on the day of the symposium, and since then the event has grown and molded, logistically and cult...

Excess Success

Excess Success

Lindsey Brodeck
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Every Thursday at 7:30 a.m., Molly Burchfield and Julia Gratton, two dedicated members of Campus Climate Coalition’s (CCC) food recovery program, arrive at the back loading dock of Prentiss Dining Hall. After loading up to 150 pounds of prepared meals, they drive to the Center at the Park, a local s...

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