Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman Considers Academic Credit for Inmates in “Rhetoric and Incarceration” class

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Faculty members and administration involved in Whitman’s Rhetoric, Incarceration and Civic Engagement class are at the beginning stages of granting incarcerated students at the Walla Walla Penitentiary academic credit for the course. The course focuses on the connections between criminal justice, civi...

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Inside the “Getting Off the Road Homeless” Campground, campers are gathered around their fires as the sun slips below the horizon and the temperature drops. A man slices potatoes into a pan, remarking on his hunger as they fall into a sizzling pool of crisco. A panorama of the camp. On right, at...

Judge James Robart:

Judge James Robart:

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
February 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Federal Judge who temporarily blocked President’s Trump’s controversial immigration ban is a Whitman graduate, with deep ties to the Whitman community. Judge James Robart ‘69 made international news last week for his ruling on a lawsuit filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Judge Robart served on the Board of Trustees from 1999-2012 and was Chair of the ...

Campus Climate Survey Offers A Starting Point

Georgia Lyon, News Editor
November 17, 2016
Filed under Community, NEWS

Numbers may add to Whitman’s ability to improve its campus climate. Last spring, students, faculty and staff at Whitman filled out the anonymous campus climate survey administered in February of 2016. The Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity council (WIDE) used the general format of the campus ...

Letter to the Editor: Mr. Whitman’s Success

November 2, 2016
Filed under Letter to the Editor

To the Editor and Publisher: The Kappas’ recent achievement of raising more than $50,000 from the Mr. Whitman contest for The Health Center is astonishing and should be celebrated. I would be surprised if any student group has generated that much philanthropic success through other fund raising...

Women in Leadership Symposium Focuses on Diversity and Advocacy

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
October 13, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take place Oct. 27, following a year of reexamination of its organizational process. A student-led protest of the symposium last year led to an effort by students, administrators and Colleen Willoughby ‘55, the symposium’s founder, to ensure that...

Home in Pásxapa

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor
September 8, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for Whitman’s “Home in Pásxapa”  program: an event dedicated to detailing the history of Whitman and Walla W...

Student Engagement Center Continues Rapid Growth

North Bennett
April 7, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) provides Whitman students with a wide variety of career development and community service opportunities, but it has not always been that way.

Read more »

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Sara Platnick
February 4, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon visited campus for a course and sessions on human rights advocacy.

Read more »

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

Mikaela Slade
October 26, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Colleen Willoughby '55 invited three panelists to the Women in Leadership on Oct. 22. Willoughby and the SEC are receptive to changes after protesters decried a lack of diversity on the panel at the event.

Read more »

Whitman and Walla Walla Interactions Take Good and Bad

Sara Platnick
October 13, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Current interactions between Whitman College and the greater Walla Walla community are generally positive. However, recent incidents and events show both a positive and negative side to Whitman’s relationship with the community.

Read more »

To the Editor: Breaking the Whitman Bubble

October 1, 2015
Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

To the Editor: Sometimes we hear that students are caught inside the “Whitman Bubble.” However, last week’s Pioneer should disabuse anyone that has to be true. The articles about homelessness in Walla Walla, a new weekly radio show about topics of “relevance to the Walla Walla community,” an inve...

Whitman news since 1896
Noah Leavitt