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

January 6, 2021

In the midst of the chaos at the Capitol Building today, Democrats regained control of the Senate by wining 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

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

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

November 3, 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

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

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

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...

Breaking: Governor Jay Inslee issues statewide “stay at home order,” effective immediately

Breaking: Governor Jay Inslee issues statewide “stay at home order,” effective immediately
March 23, 2020

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee issued a “stay at home order” on Monday, March 23, effective immediately. This order directs Washington residents to remain at home (except to conduct essential...

Breaking: First confirmed coronavirus case in Walla Walla

Breaking: First confirmed coronavirus case in Walla Walla
March 22, 2020

Walla Walla’s first case of novel coronavirus was confirmed on Saturday, March 21, by the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health.  “We are surprised it has taken this long for a local...

Breaking: Whitman College moves to online classes in wake of coronavirus outbreak

March 12, 2020

Whitman College has made the decision to suspend all in-person classes and move to an “online learning model,” according to an email sent by President Kathy Murray to the Whitman community this morning.  The...

Breaking: Walla Walla hospital treats Oregon’s third case of coronavirus

March 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has reached Walla Walla County.  An adult who tested positive for the virus is currently being hospitalized at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, according...

Breaking: Board of Trustees Vote to Fully Divest Whitman College from the Fossil Fuel Industry

November 9, 2018

On Friday, November 9, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to fully divest Whitman College from the fossil fuel industry. “I think it’s a really powerful statement that we’re at least more...

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