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Whitman Community Joins Nationwide Airport Protests

Whitman Community Joins Nationwide Airport Protests

Chris Hankin, News Editor
January 31, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Students Explore the Best of the West

Students Explore the Best of the West

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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