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Theatre Department’s Unique “Echo Chamber” Project Breaks Boundaries

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Turning frustration and disagreement into a compelling and powerful theater production was Whitman student Lud Brito’s project in putting together “Echo Chamber.” The production is a play that utilizes music, dance and spoken word. Already performed twice in Harper Joy Theatre, the next showin...

“Art of the Deal” movie mocks Trump’s crass side

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

Political humor is at its most bizarre in the Funny or Die production, “Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie.” The film, released on Feb. 10, 2016, is a parody that highlights the absurdity and crudeness that has come with this year’s controversial Republican presidential candidate. The ...

Cryptid and BSU partner for Day of Action

Lachlan Johnson
April 9, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Cryptid Apparel, a student-run printing collective, and Whitman's Black Student Union (BSU) are organizing a day of action on police violence and modern racism to take place on Sunday, April 12. By using art to draw attention to issues of race, Cryptid and BSU hope to encourage conversation and provide...

Seniors seek to secure careers

Jeremy Alexander
April 9, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Full-time employment is a challenge for many students, but a few lucky seniors in this year's graduating class have already secured prestigious jobs. Most Whitman graduates move to Seattle, Portland or the San Francisco Bay Area regardless of employment status. Finding full-time employment can be...

Pio Past: Whitman announces Cronin’s replacement

Lachlan Johnson
April 9, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Originally published Nov. 11, 2004 By Meghan Bunch Whitman announces Cronin's replacement After 2,643 e-mails traded between the two chairs of the search committee, the presidential search is finally over. President Tom Cronin can say goodbye to Whitman College as George Bridges, current...

Statement on convocation from President’s Office draws skeptical response from faculty

Andy Monserud
November 6, 2014
Filed under NEWS

In an email sent to members of the student religious group Hillel-Shalom on Oct. 24, President George Bridges asked members to help create "a set of principles" for future convocation speeches. His email led faculty members to issue a statement objecting to possible infringements on academic freedom. President...

Board of Trustees’ meetings remain confidential

Board of Trustees’ meetings remain confidential

Lane Barton
November 6, 2014
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Infographic by Julie Peterson. At each of their three annual meetings, the Board of Trustees makes decisions that direct the future of the college. However, meetings of the Board of Trustees and the governing committees which advise them are closed to the student body, and much of the process that goes into making the colle...

Board of Trustees Profiles

Emily Lin-Jones
November 6, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Brad McMurchie Year of graduation: 1984 Lives in: Portland, Ore. Current/former jobs: President of Tumac Lumber Co. since at least 2000, served as the president of several other lumber corporations before that. Recently joined regional board of U.S. Bank in Oregon and southwest Washingt...

How are trustees chosen?

How are trustees chosen?

Sam Jacobson
November 6, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. The Whitman College Board of Trustees will meet for the first of its three annual meetings this Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Friday, Nov. 7. While the board holds the college's final say on everything from the budget and endowment to financial aid and diversity, its member selection process re...

Horror movies scare with lack of story

Horror movies scare with lack of  story

Nathan Fisher
November 6, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After Halloween last week, I was reminded how much I hate being scared and how the horror movie genre is the worst.  Nothing (and I mean nothing) about horror films is attractive to me. When I sit down to watch a movie, I expect to enjoy the experience or get blown away, not ...

‘Eurydice’ Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere

‘Eurydice’ Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere

Emma Dahl
April 17, 2014
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

The most recent production at Harper Joy Theater, "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, is the classical Greek story of Orpheus's descent into the underworld, but from his wife Eurydice's point of view. According to Assistant Professor of Theater Greg Mitchell, Whitman's theater department has taken some bi...

Senior Art Theses Experiment with Medium, Message

Senior Art Theses Experiment with Medium, Message

Vincent Warne
April 10, 2014
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Each year, the senior art majors at Whitman College each produce an art project as the culmination of his or her focus throughout senior year, which is then exhibited at galleries on campus. This year there are 17 seniors who have decided to experiment outside their usual media to engage with a ...

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