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Breaking: College requires COVID-19 booster 

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2021

Whitman is officially requiring all members of the campus community receive a COVID-19 booster by Jan. 15, 2022.  The decision was announced in an email from President Kathy Murray sent on Dec. 13...

Breaking: Confirmed on-campus COVID-19 transmission

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

In an email sent to the Whitman community on Dec. 10, Coronavirus Task Force Chair Peter Harvey confirmed the college’s first on-campus virus transmission.  According to Harvey, the COVID situation...

Letter from the Editor: Open letter to ASWC

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2021

The Whitman Wire is critical to delivering campus news, employing over 50 student reporters, photographers, illustrators, production associates and editors. However, ASWC is currently planning on holding...

Breaking: New vaccination requirements allow for return to near-normal

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief July 2, 2021

This fall, Whitman has chosen to require vaccinations for students, faculty, staff, volunteers and campus visitors, according to an email from Coronavirus Task Force Chair Peter Harvey. As a “‘fully...

Breaking: President Murray announces June 2022 retirement

Sean Gannon, News Editor February 22, 2021

President Kathy Murray announced in a community-wide email Monday morning her plans to retire from Whitman in June 2022. Murray had planned to use the final years of her contract — through the 2024-2025...

Election update: Democrats regain control of the Senate in Georgia runoff election

Allison Cohen, Chief Copy Editor January 6, 2021

In the midst of the chaos at the Capitol Building today, Democrats regained control of the Senate by winning both seats in Georgia’s runoff elections.  Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated incumbent...

Breaking news: Student tests positive for COVID-19, brings total to 8 cases on campus

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor November 24, 2020

One Whitman student located in Walla Walla tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Whitman College was notified of the case on Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to Director of Communications Gina Ohnstad. This...

Four staff, one student test positive for COVID-19

Sean Gannon, News Editor November 12, 2020

Four Whitman staff members and one student in Walla Walla tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. Each case was self-reported by the five community members who were tested off-campus. To this date,...

Breaking: Whitman student Jonathan Weinberg wins seat on Concord School Board

Allison Cohen, Chief Copy Editor November 4, 2020

Junior Jonathan Weinberg has won a seat on the Concord School Board in his home city of Concord, New Hampshire. According to the Concord Monitor, Weinberg won the District B race, representing wards...

Breaking: Wind alert in Walla Walla County

Mat Chapin, Managing Editor October 13, 2020

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the evening of October 13 from 2pm to 11pm in Walla Walla County and the surrounding area. West winds are expected to hit 30-40 mph with...

Breaking: Whitman Scholars Strike Racial Injustice

Sean Gannon, News Editor September 8, 2020

Several Whitman professors — including the entire Politics Department — are participating in a national Scholar Strike against police brutality and racial injustice today, Sep. 8, and tomorrow, Sep....

Breaking: Second confirmed case of coronavirus in Walla Walla

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2020

Walla Walla County health officials confirmed a second case of novel coronavirus in Walla Walla this afternoon. A Walla Walla resident in her 20s tested positive for the virus, according to a press...

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