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Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Administration officials and concerned students met this week after reports of another drugging at an all-campus Greek party last weekend. At a forum at Harper Joy Theater on Sunday, following a “Timely Warning” sent out by Dean of Student Chuck Cleveland on the topic that morning, students voiced c...

Remembering Tom

Remembering Tom

September 10, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Tom Zbyszewski, a rising junior from Carlton, Washington, was among three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed in a vehicle crash on the night of Wednesday, August 19th. Zybszewski was fighting wildfires for his second summer as part of a five-person Forest Service engine crew. The vehicle crash...

Director of Security builds connections with students

Director of Security builds connections with students

Serena Runyan
September 18, 2014
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Though his son may be the one wearing the costume, Matt Stroe is the real superhero. Matt Stroe has been Whitman's Director of Security for one year now, and his son is the four-year-old that wears superhero costumes to every home basketball game. Stroe focuses on one main idea when h...

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman
February 14, 2013
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

On March 15, 1986, Whitman's Board of Trustees voted on a divestment proposal for the first time. Students and faculty had both submitted resolutions urging the Board to remove companies from the college's portfolio that did business in apartheid-ridden South Africa; student activists went so far as to build...

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Karah Kemmerly
May 21, 2012
Filed under NEWS

An audience of friends and family members watched as Whitman seniors made the transition from students to alumni at the 126th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Faculty members and members of the class of 1962, who celebrated their fiftieth reunion during commencement weekend, made their procession...

Memorial seismic upgrade, more construction predicted

Memorial seismic upgrade, more construction predicted

Shelly Le
September 8, 2011
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Though the last major earthquake to hit Walla Walla was in 1936 and seismic activity in the region remains fairly low, Whitman construction managers aren't taking any chances. This summer, Whitman seismically upgraded Memorial, making the building more structurally sound in the event of an earthquake. The ...

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