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Debate Reinstated

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Two years after the suspension of Whitman’s Debate Program in the wake of alcohol violations and allegations of gender discrimination, president Kathy Murray announced in an April 6 email that the college would begin to reinstate the program. Whitman Debate will return in the fall of 2018, Murray’s email sai...

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...

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

ASWC President Arthur Shemitz, Associate Dean of Students Juli Dunn and other members of the Whitman community are pushing for more gender inclusive bathrooms on campus, public restrooms that people of any gender or gender identity can use.

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The 2016 Election: Where do we go from here?

Christy Carley, New Editor
November 10, 2016
Filed under NEWS

For the past day and a half, the Whitman community has been fixated with the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. While for many Trump’s victory evoked feelings of anger and disappointment, still a few on Whitman’s campus were in favor of the results. Nearly everyone, however, was surprised.

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Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Georgie Lyon, News Editor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Politics

Live screenings of presidential debates have allowed more opportunities for Whitman students to contemplate how political rhetoric is an important component of American democracy. This year, the Politics and Rhetoric Departments teamed up to provide live screenings of the three presidential debates ...

Second Presidential Debate Provides Open Forum for Student Discussion

Evan Taylor
October 25, 2012
Filed under NEWS

The Politics Department held a screening of the second presidential debate followed by a town hall discussion last Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Maxey Auditorium. Present at the discussion, moderated by Assistant Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey, were Whitman students and professors and Walla Walla residents. "It...

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman
May 3, 2012
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends know about: "I guess, to tell you, I'm gay," he says hesitantly. Garza's experience of being in the closet at Whitman may not be as atypical as it seems. While...

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