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Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
January 26
Filed under FEATURE

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and restore some energy to the usually active campus. A few main events that occur in the interim between ...

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22
Filed under NEWS

Junior Catherine Fisher, an intern to Associate Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell, is attempting to start a Coalition to End Sexual Assault that would invite diverse groups from around Whitman’s campus to converse and help support each other’s efforts to end sexual assault. Planning for the c...

Whitman Welcomes a New Sexual Assault Victims Advocate

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
September 22
Filed under NEWS

Hailey Powers, Whitman’s new Sexual Assault Victims Advocate, will begin work on campus this week. Employed by the local YWCA, a sexual assault and domestic violence response organization with a branch in Walla Walla, she will remain independent from Whitman College, even though her office will be l...

Home in Pásxapa

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor
September 8
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for Whitman’s “Home in Pásxapa”  program: an event dedicated to detailing the history of Whitman and Walla W...

Phi Delta Theta, Sexual Violence Prevention reps look to the future

Phi Delta Theta, Sexual Violence Prevention reps look to the future

Ellen Ivens-Duran
May 5
Filed under NEWS

In the weeks since Phi Delta Theta's social functions were suspended, confusion and misinformation has pervaded campus, concurrent with rising frustration about sexual violence,

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Greek Representatives Seek to Prevent Low Level Harassment

February 4
Filed under NEWS

Greek life organizations are working with the Associated Students of Whitman College and administrators to fight sexual harassment in casual social settings.

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New Student Interns Confront Campus Sexual Violence

Ellen Ivens-Duran
October 28
Filed under NEWS

Barbara Maxwell, the Associate Dean of Students and Student Life, has hired six student interns to work on the issue of sexual violence prevention on campus. The interns, who started working at the beginning of the semester, have different focuses, from Greek life to first-year students to multimedia...

New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

Andy Monserud
September 10
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Whitman held a special orientation for first-generation and working class (FGWC) students on the week of July 11-15. 32 first-year FGWC students were given a week on campus to take sample classes from Whitman professors and gain an understanding of the on-campus resources available to students.

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Students react to “Think About It” orientation program

Christy Carley
September 10
Filed under NEWS

All new first year and transfer students were required to complete an online program entitled Think About It this summer, prior to arriving on campus.

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Mixed Reactions as Sexual Misconduct Report Goes Paperless

Sarah Cornett
October 23
Filed under NEWS

Beginning this year, students reporting sexual misconduct will now use online reporting instead of a paper form, a change from the policy of previous years. The familiar pink paper forms from years past, found in residence hall bathrooms, offices and other campus buildings, were removed at the start...

Self-Defense Class a Success

Self-Defense Class a Success

Sam Grainger-Shuba
October 10
Filed under Events, NEWS

"Self defense training is an investment in your greatest asset: YOU!" said self defense expert and owner of Calhoon's Martial Arts and Fitness Center Ryan Calhoon. Every Tuesday for the entire month of October, Whitman is offering free all-female self defense classes, held at Calhoon's gym. The clas...

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Sam Grainger-Shuba
September 26
Filed under Events, NEWS

Did you get a kiss this week? If not, you may still be wondering why people were asking for your consent to sit next to you at lunch or to give you a hug. Answer: This past week, the All Students for Consent Club [ASC] hosted its Ask For It campaign. There were events all week to promote conse...

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