Whitman Wire

Issue 12 Correction – May 2, 2019

May 7, 2019

The Wire has retracted the article "Let's Talk Title IX (Again): Survivors of Sexual Violence Share Stories" published on May 2, 2019. The article referenced particular segments of the Whitman population. It was not the intention of the student newspaper to implicate all members of those groups.  ...

Jerry Taylor Presents on Libertarian Climate Policy and the Green New Deal

Sean Gannon, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

Former climate change denier Jerry Taylor held a lecture at Whitman last Thursday, offering a libertarian argument for substantial climate policy and explaining why the Green New Deal is misguided and will prevent much-needed action. Taylor’s market environmentalism, rebuffed by a heckle from an au...

Q&A with Dr. Becky Avila ’09

Audrey Hecker

May 3, 2019

The annual Celebration of Community Engagement Dinner, hosted by the Student Engagement Center (SEC), took place on Tuesday, Apr. 30 in honor of Whitman students who participated in SEC-funded programs, such as internships, fellowships and community service. Dr. Becky Avila ‘09 attended this year...

New York Times Bestseller Sarah Kendzior Speaks at Annual Hosokawa Lecture

New York Times Bestseller Sarah Kendzior Speaks at Annual Hosokawa Lecture

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

St. Lewis-based author and journalist Sarah Kendzior came to campus on Apr. 25 to lecture and answer questions based on her experience as a journalist, authoritarian governments specialist, podcaster, widely-followed Twitter user and author of the book "The View from Flyover Country." Her talk was funded through the ...

Q&A with New Associate Dean of Health and Wellness and Director of the Counseling Center, Dr. Rae Chresfield

Q&A with New Associate Dean of Health and Wellness and Director of the Counseling Center, Dr. Rae Chresfield

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2019

Q: Why did you choose to come to Whitman? A: Actually, it was a lot of different things, it just felt like it was the place that would permit me to utilize all of my background and experience, and the desire to continue to work with students and I’ve never seen a undergraduate situation that had...

Walla Walla and Whitman College Prepare for Graduation Weekend

Walla Walla and Whitman College Prepare for Graduation Weekend

Rylee Neville

April 28, 2019

On Sunday, May 19, Whitman Seniors will put on their caps and gowns and begin the next chapter of their lives. Months of planning and preparation go into graduation on the part of both students and faculty members. The process can be emotionally straining for Senior students, and the logistics can be overwh...

Rep. Ilhan Omar Faces Backlash and an Unwelcoming Democratic Party

Rep. Ilhan Omar Faces Backlash and an Unwelcoming Democratic Party

Sean Gannon

April 25, 2019

Few recent politicians have had a more controversial first term than Representative Ilhan Omar. The Muslim Democrat from Minnesota faces pushback over past and recent comments on Israel and the Sept. 11 attacks, finding herself a central target of President Trump’s reelection campaign and a contentious figu...

Making Registration Smoother

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

Last week, Whitman students were able to add classes to their schedule for Fall 2019. The process of pre-registration came with stress and frustration from students. These feelings are met with an effort from the Registrar’s office to make registration go smoother. Sophomore Ellie Hough is a sociology major, ...

In The Cut: Activism and Fresh Fades

In The Cut: Activism and Fresh Fades

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

Men Of Color Association (MOCA) hosted a barbershop this Sunday, Apr. 21. All proceeds will go to the Walla Walla Music Organization. This was the first event which MOCA, a club organized last fall, has put on. Jordon Crawford, who started MOCA at Whitman and largely organized the barbershop, hope...

Let’s Talk Title IX

Alasdair Padman and Audrey Hecker

April 25, 2019

According to Whitman College’s 2018 Clery Annual Security Report & Annual Fire Safety Report, there were 13 cases of sexual violence reported in 2017, 22 reported in 2016, eight in 2015, and seven in 2014. According to the Whitman College Daily Crime Log, there were also eight reported cases in ...

Intergroup Dialogue Retreat Promotes Student Leadership

Intergroup Dialogue Retreat Promotes Student Leadership

Emma Fletcher-Frazer

April 25, 2019

About twenty Whitman students gathered together for the Intergroup Dialogue Retreat on Apr. 20 and 21. The retreat, according to Helen Kim, Interim Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and co-facilitator of the session, was designed as a workshop for students to learn and experience the int...

Take Back the Night Raises Awareness About Sexual Assault

Sylvie Corwin

April 17, 2019

One in five women and one in sixteen men will be sexually assaulted while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. For the past several weeks, ribbons around the tree near the library and slips of paper lining the stairs of Reid have reminded students that April is Sexual A...

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