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Resident Assistant Training

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
December 7, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under NEWS

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under NEWS

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, 2016
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, 2016
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 ...

Students march against Dakota Access Pipeline

Students march against Dakota Access Pipeline

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
November 16, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

IPECC and Divest Whitman led a march through downtown Walla Walla Tuesday evening in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Protesters walked down Main Street and up Third Ave. to the Army Corps of Engineers office to deliver a signed letter requesting that the Walla Walla branch of the Corps denounce the pipeline and urge a halt to construction.

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Antigo Nick Contemporizes Greek Tragedy

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter
November 12, 2016
Filed under A&E, Events

The classic Greek tragedy of Antigone has been brought into contemporary times through Anne Carson’s unique and radical translation of the play, “Antigo Nick” (alternately spelled “Antigonick”). The play, directed by Professor Jessica Cerullo, was performed in Harper Joy Theater from Nov. 10 throu...

New Sustainability Coordinator Shares Vision

New Sustainability Coordinator Shares Vision

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

During the past two months a new face has been on campus. The new Sustainability Coordinator, Brandon Bishop, began work this year on the implementation of the Climate Action Plan and on centralizing the sustainability movement on campus. The Climate Action Plan—approved last spring by the Board of Trust...

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