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Whitties At Work

Whitties At Work

Marra Clay, Publisher
October 20
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This week Whitman students volunteered during Make A Difference Day, an annual event that Whitman has participated in for over fifteen years. Make A Difference Day is a national organization that holds an annual day of service. The organization’s mission statement is to “inspire the nation to make ...

School adjusts to budget cuts

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
October 20
Filed under NEWS

Departments at Whitman will have to fight for additional funds this coming year due to a shortfall in the college’s 2016-2017 budget. President Kathy Murray sent an email to all staff and faculty on October 3 alerting them that the normal budgeting process, where departments submit budget proposals for add...

Activists Hang New Banners for Fall Visitors’ Day

Activists Hang New Banners for Fall Visitors’ Day

October 14
Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

  Today is Fall Visitors’ Day and there are three banners hanging in prominent locations around campus. The first pair of banners are hanging on the fences of the tennis courts in the center of campus, which read, “WHITMAN ONLY PUNISHES VICTIMS,” and “IT HAS BEEN 3 DAYS SINCE THE LAST...

Reflecting on Race

Reflecting on Race

Christy Carley, News Editor
October 13
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Thursday evening the words of “We Shall Overcome” echoed across the steps of Penrose Library, while candles flickered in the dark. Members of the Whitman community gathered together to mourn the black lives lost to police brutality. The vigil, sponsored by Whitman’s Black Student Union (BSU) inclu...

Women in Leadership Symposium Focuses on Diversity and Advocacy

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
October 13
Filed under NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take place Oct. 27, following a year of reexamination of its organizational process. A student-led protest of the symposium last year led to an effort by students, administrators and Colleen Willoughby ‘55, the symposium’s founder, to ensure that...

Whitman Students Pursue Internships in Walla Walla

Kate Grumbles
October 13
Filed under NEWS

While many Whitman students choose to look out of state or out of town for internships and job opportunities, there are a few students choosing to stay right here in Walla Walla. Four Whitman students hold environmental internships in Walla Walla this year that include working with the Blue Mountain Land Tru...

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under A&E, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Poetry, dance, music and theatre were intertwined in a moving performance at Walla Walla Community College. “A Poetry and Dance Project” was held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8, and was centered around the poems of Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher, paired with other art forms including music and dance. The s...

6×6 Perspectives on Display

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 5
Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS...

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Georgie Lyon, News Editor
October 5
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Politics

Live screenings of presidential debates have allowed more opportunities for Whitman students to contemplate how political rhetoric is an important component of American democracy. This year, the Politics and Rhetoric Departments teamed up to provide live screenings of the three presidential debates ...

Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter
October 5
Filed under Community, NEWS

Olivia Sasaki, Julia Karschney, Elise Frank and Paul Minor will graduate this spring after working with the America Reads/ America Counts (ARAC) program throughout their four years at Whitman. The program works to enhance grade and middle school level reading and math skills of children in the Walla...

Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
October 5
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

Sophomore Paris Fox and senior Jack Anderson will fill the two vacant seats in the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) senate. Last week a special election was held to determine who would become the new sophomore and senior senators, and the results of the special election were released this...

Mixed Gender Housing Debated at Cookies and Controversy

Mixed Gender Housing Debated at Cookies and Controversy

Kate Grumbles
October 5
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman community participated in a discussion this past week about the benefits and drawbacks of mixed-gender housing. This discussion took place at a Cookies and Controversy event, organized by Resident Directors of Anderson and Jewett, Luke Hampton and Brian Glickman. The discussion, formally titl...

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