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Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters classes before playing to regular weekend audiences, was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King...

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Events

A boy’s head is stuck in a bear’s mouth, people speak of stealing free things and two lovers hold themselves hostage in “This From Cloudland,” an original piece written and directed by Whitman Professor of Theater Kristen Kosmas. The opening performance took place on Wednesday, October 19 a...

Whitman Events Board Shapes Student Programming

Georgia Lyon
March 10
Filed under ASWC, Community, NEWS

Whitman Events Board (WEB) is the student-run group in charge of programming on campus.

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Singled Out: Is profiling a problem on campus?

Singled Out: Is profiling a problem on campus?

Lachlan Johnson
March 12
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Hannah Bartman contributed reporting. *Some of the names in this article have been changed to protect the identities of students. Armed police officers approached the French House as sophomore Sami Carrillo, a student of color, stood in the doorway. It was 2 a.m. the night before Thanksgiving, a...

Sigma Chi-hosted Greek Life discussion focuses on sexual assault

Sigma Chi-hosted Greek Life discussion focuses on sexual assault

Andy Monserud
March 12
Filed under NEWS

Whitman fraternity Sigma Chi held an open forum on Greek Life in Olin Hall on the night of Tuesday, March 10. The event, intended originally as a panel-based discussion touching on a variety of issues facing the Greek community, shifted due to low turnout to a largely crowd-sourced discussion focused...

Office of Admission breaks record for applications for second year in row

Jeremy Alexander
March 12
Filed under NEWS

The Office of Admission at Whitman College has closed the application period for the 2015-2016 school year. The college experienced a spike in the number of first-year and transfer applications in the last two years. The college is committed to improving diversity and expanding the number of international...

Tuition, salary increases chosen for 2015-16

Lane Barton
March 12
Filed under NEWS

February's Governing Board meetings resulted in the approval of a new budget for the 2015-16 academic year, which includes a three percent tuition increase along with salary increases of 3.5 percent for staff and three percent for faculty. The tuition increase is similar to the 2.9 percent increase...

Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

Christy Carley
March 12
Filed under NEWS

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Whitman's annual Breaking Ground Monologues provide a space for community members to share stories of struggle, identity and growth. 2015 marks the third year of the Breaking Ground Monologues organized by the student group Feminists Advocating for Change and Empo...

Rabinowitz Award funds promising service programs

Andy Monserud
March 5
Filed under NEWS

Applications closed this week for the Ben Rabinowitz Campus Improvement Award, which is granted to students for use on charitable projects of their own devising. The SEC, which collects applications for submission to the Deans' Council, reported the submission of five applications before the deadline...

Missionary mascots hold tenuous place in college’s culture

Missionary mascots hold tenuous place in college’s culture

Lachlan Johnson
October 23
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

For nearly a century, Whitman students have attempted to change the school's controversial mascot: the Missionaries. While past attempts have all fallen short, student representatives and activists have been considering making another attempt to bring about change. Though never formally adopted by the college, the Missionaries has been the school's de-facto ma...

ASWC resolution advocates switch to test-free admissions

Annie Roge
October 23
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

A resolution calling for the Whitman College administration to stop requiring future Whitman applicants to report standardized test scores was passed unanimously by ASWC last Sunday. Changing admissions policies to be test-optional has seen a significant amount of support in recent years in the liberal...

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