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Cassandra Otero Wins Governor’s Award

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Whitman Junior Cassandra Otero was recently honored with the Students Serving Washington Award as well as the Governor’s Award through the Campus Compact Washington organization. Campus Compact, specifically Students Serving Washington, is a branch of a national organization that recognizes students for their civil engagement and service...

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman administration has recommended not renewing tenured positions of at least five retiring faculty members in a push to increase the student-faculty ratio. The administration recommended replacing three positions in the Music, Chemistry and Economics departments. The process of deciding wh...

Susanne Beechey on Health Care

Kate Grumbles
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On March 24, 2017, House Republicans withdrew the American Health Care Act before it was put up for a vote. On Tuesday, March 28 Wire reporter Kate Grumbles spoke with Associate Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey about the bill’s implications. What did you see as the main reasons for why the repeal of the...

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman College Technology Center recently reached its six month mark at the new office across the street from College House, and tech employees are already seeing the positive impacts. Before July of 2016, Whitman College tech staff was spread out amongst Olin Hall, Hunter Conservatory and the oth...

Whitman Professor Jack Jackson weighs in on Supreme Court nominee

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS

One week after President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the position of Associate Justice to replace the late Justice Scalia, Wire reporter Kate Grumbles sat down with Assistant Professor Jack Jackson from the Politics department. Below is a partial transcript from that interview. Minimal edits made for ...

“Jornaleros” shown in Walla Walla

“Jornaleros” shown in Walla Walla

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Voz Worker’s Rights Organization came to Walla Walla last Saturday to show their documentary “Jornaleros,” which showcased the lives of day laborers in Portland. This event was hosted and organized by Borders as Movements Club (BAM) with help from Whitman Professor of Politics Paul Apostolidis. ...

Whitman Admissions Adopts Test Optional Application Process

Kate Grumbles
September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Whitman Office of Admissions announced on September 20 that standardized tests would no longer be mandatory for applicants to Whitman College. This change comes on the heels of a nearly unanimous vote by faculty on September 7 to erase the wording in the Faculty Code that required standardized te...

Waitsburg Weighs In on Nestle, Declines Offer

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter
September 15, 2016
Filed under Community, NEWS

The Nestle America company will not build a $50 million water bottling plant in Waitsburg. Nestle’s proposed project would have tapped Waitsburg’s water supply, using around 150 million gallons of Waitsburg’s spring and well water. The company had offered to build a bottling plant that would provide 50 j...

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