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Sheehan Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

A diverse and striking spread of artwork now inhabits the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts exhibition space. These pieces are the works of class of 2017 art majors, who went through an extensive artistic process that culminated in the 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition. The show op...

KWCW Show of the Week: “The Revolver Yoga Hour”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under A&E

Yoga instruction, philosophy and a little bit of music are all brought together in “The Revolver Yoga Hour,” a KWCW show hosted by community member and alumnus Court Morgan ‘07. The show focuses on yoga philosophy and education, airing on Wednesdays from 8 to 9 a.m. The first half of a typical show con...

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Natalie Berg
May 7, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 272 students, faculty and staff members joined members of ASWC and Divest Whitman in a sit-in to protest the college's investments in fossil fuels. During the sit-in, ASWC President senior Tatiana Kaehler presented the recently-passed ASWC Resolution to the Boa...

OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy

OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy

Lachlan Johnson
April 30, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Investigators from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) visited Whitman from Wednesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 23 to determine whether or not the college is following its professed Title IX and sexual assault policies. Sexual assault has been a contentious issue on campus for several years, and it has received more attention this year. In the week prior to the...

2015 Lifestyle Survey results released

Jeremy Alexander
April 30, 2015
Filed under NEWS

This week Whitman College released the results of the 2015 Lifestyle Choices survey. Completed only once every three years, the Lifestyle Survey has assessed six categories of student behaviors since 2002. The Lifestyle Choices survey was created in 2002 to improve Whitman students' understanding...

Voices of the Community // Issue 12

Voices of the Community // Issue 12

Halley McCormick
December 4, 2014
Filed under OPINION, Voices of the Community

Do you feel safe on campus, physically or otherwise? Photographer Halley McCormick takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

Student opera class showcases singing skills

Student opera class showcases singing skills

Daniel Kim
December 4, 2014
Filed under A&E

Today, Thursday, Dec. 3, students in Whitman's opera class will be showcasing their talents. The showcase takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Chism Hall and is the culmination of a semester's worth of work with Music Lecturer Dr. Monica Griffin Hunter's class. Opera is a rare form of music on campus, so both...

Senior Piano Recitals to Showcase Musical Mastery

Senior Piano Recitals to Showcase Musical Mastery

Emma Dahl
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E

As the end of the school year draws nearer, Whitman seniors are wrapping up theses, projects and their time at Whitman. For many music majors, this means senior recitals, featuring themselves playing their primary instrument. Two music majors, seniors Kaity McCraw, who is also majoring in religion, and Andrés Crane, who is also majoring in BBMB, both have upcoming senior ...

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Shelly Le
May 1, 2014
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

"Class is invisible. You can dress and act a different way and no one would ever really know what you might be struggling with. First-generation students really are in an invisible category." As the adviser for Whitman's First Generation and Working Class Club, Professor of History Julie Charlip ...

College Provides More Support For FGWC Students

Drew Edmonds
May 1, 2014
Filed under FEATURE

Shelly Le contributed additional reporting. While most Whitman College students come from upper and middle class families where at least one parent has graduated from college, a growing population of first-generation college students attends Whitman. The current first-year class has the largest number o...

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes

Sarah Cornett
May 1, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The art department has changed the structure of its introductory studio art classes, ending the popular Introduction to Visual Arts Practices class and instead creating more specialized "Foundations" courses. The changes, which will be implemented for the 2014-2015 academic year, provide for five new...

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Emily Lin-Jones
May 1, 2014
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Shelly Le contributed additional reporting. For students from lower-income backgrounds, financial aid is often a critical part of their decision to attend Whitman––but navigating the ups and downs of financial aid from semester to semester can pose a significant challenge, even with supp...

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