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Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
March 9, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The pitcher’s mound at Safeco Field in Seattle contains a six inch by two feet slab of white rubber placed exactly 60 feet, six inches from home plate. In the 18 years of Safeco’s existence as the home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, that rubber has hosted four no-hitters, two perfect games and coun...

Student groups, working group to look at “Missionary” Mascot

Sara Platnick
April 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS

President Kathy Murray, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and the Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) are creating initiatives to look into potentially changing the Whitman College Mascot, the “Fighting Missionary.” The missionary mascot was created in 1907, w...

#AskKathy video series offers opportunity to meet incoming president

#AskKathy video series offers opportunity to meet incoming president

Allie Donahue
April 23, 2015
Filed under Community, NEWS

This week the Whitman Office of Communications began releasing the first videos in a series titled #AskKathy. In the series, Whitman's incoming president, Dr. Kathleen Murray, answers questions submitted by students, faculty, staff, alumni and Walla Walla community members via Facebook, Instagram...

14th President Murray will lead college into next phase

14th President Murray will lead college into next phase

Emily Lin-Jones
November 20, 2014
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Lachlan Johnson contributed reporting. Last Thursday the Presidential Search Committee named Kathleen Murray, currently provost and dean of faculty at Macalester College, as Whitman's 14th president. Murray's selection was the culmination of a months-long nationwide search that involved a committee of tru...

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez
November 13, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Earlier today, Dr. Kathleen Murray was announced as Whitman College' s 14th president.  Murray is currently the Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray received her Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1979. She went on to receive her Master of...

Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President

Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President

Aleida Fernandez
November 13, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

Dr. Kathleen Murray has been named Whitman College's 14th president. Murray is the former Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray was selected from a nationwide search of about 100 candidates. The search committee, which was composed of staff members, faculty members an...

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