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Drinks for your Major

Sam Jacobson and Grace Little, Columnists

May 12, 2017


Filed under Circuit

Chemistry: Moonshine ‘cause you all can make it yourselves. Biology:  Bloody Mary because it's like your organisms. It’s got blood and vegetables.   Astronomy: Galaxy Cocktail. I’ve heard that one of these will knock you out of this world, and if you have two, you might even level up to an ...

Dear Future POC Student

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2017


Filed under Circuit

Dear future students of color, Welcome to your new home. As the brochures say, there are countless reasons to attend Whitman. Renowned arts and academics, a surprisingly charming location ... the list of “unique things that’ll make you want to attend” is endless. While Whitman has many positive f...

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees, Provost Alzada Tipton, and President Kathy Murray

Ellen Ivens-Duran, Sarah Cornett, Caitlin Foster, Anna Sheridan, Cali Goldberg, Noah Oltman, Jack Percival, Alumni

May 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

We write to express our deep disappointment regarding the recent decision to discontinue tenure-track positions in the humanities and social sciences. We are 2016 graduates and alums of Whitman’s History Department. The choice to not renew a position in Twentieth Century U.S. History is unsettling, especially...

In Defense of the Board of Trustees

Marra Clay, Publisher

May 4, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The Board of Trustees made a mistake. They grew the faculty too much, too quickly over the last few years, and now are needing to make cuts, which they are doing by not renewing certain tenure track positions of retiring professors. There is no way for this process to go smoothly because no matter which positions are not renewed there are ...

Introduction

Wil Kotnik, Blogger

April 4, 2017


Filed under Breaching the Whitman Bubble

There’s always a lot of excitement after the election of a new president. I think there’s bound to be even more turmoil given the drastically differing morals, values, and political orientations between our former president Obama and the newly acceded Trump. It will be an interesting transition to...

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

Marra Clay, Publisher

March 30, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Spring Break is often a time when the campus sees an increase in crime. Normally, there are several incidents of theft and some students will choose to report the crime to Whitman’s Security Office. When this happens, the crime is added to the Whitman College Daily Crime Log.  The most recent entry in the crime log is a burglary on March 20, when two individuals accessed Sherwood Center via the...

Basketball

March 3, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

Live Blog: Spring Issue 5

Marra Clay, Publisher

February 22, 2017


Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Publisher Marra Clay taking over tonight's Live Blog! Hold on to your horses, it's going to be a doozy. 4:22 - Opinion Editor Peggy Li has brought the most amazing (read: questionable) production snack yet: a literal bag of bread. Slices of bread. Some toasted. Some with garlic. Reviews to come. 4:53...

Wire Watch : Week of January 26

Marra Clay, Publisher

January 26, 2017


Filed under A&E

Whistling Songs: The opening reception for Whitman artist Richard Martinez's mixed media artwork. The exhibit will run through Feb. 23. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m., Studio Articolore, 226 E. Main Street. Jornaleros Screening and Discussion: A showing of the 30 minute documentary "Jornaleros" ("Day Laborers") that d...

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

Marra Clay, Publisher

January 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

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Updates: Student Withdraws after Being Identified as Person of Interest

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 29, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent an update to the Whitman College community regarding the recent dissociative druggings on campus.  According to Cleveland, the College worked with the Walla Walla Police Department to investigate the situation and a current student emerged as a perso...

Op-Ed: Rethinking Greek Life at Whitman

Nolan Bishop

November 17, 2016


Filed under OPINION

The Greek system has been an integral part of Whitman College since 1912, when the trustees and overseers of the college approved the charter for Phi Mu, Whitman’s first sorority. Since then, Greek life at Whitman has evolved alongside the college, with tens of thousands of students participating in Gr...

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