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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Local Walla Walla election updates

2022 Election Coverage Team, 2022 Election Coverage Team November 8, 2022

The Wire will be providing updates on important state measures and races, county propositions races and legislative district elections. We will be using data provided by Walla Walla County and the Walla...

Senate and House election updates

2022 Election Coverage Team, 2022 Election Coverage Team November 8, 2022

The Wire will be providing updates on elections across the U.S. We will be using data provided by the Associated Press, FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Senate:  The...

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,...

Addressing a divided nation: Biden and Harris promise unity and healing

Election Coverage Team November 7, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris each delivered victory speeches tonight from Wilmington, Delaware. They were surrounded by a crowd festooned with American flags and campaign...

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

Allison Cohen, Chief Copy Editor 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...

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