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374% Increase in Alcohol Referrals: 2018 Clery Report

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


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The Annual Security Report & Annual Fire Safety Report for 2017 were recently released by Whitman’s Title IX Administrator, Juli Dunn. These reports detail the college’s expectations and procedures regarding reporting crimes, emergency response, security, counseling, alcohol and drug use and sexual...

Whitman Resistance to Kavanaugh

Whitman Resistance to Kavanaugh

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

October 12, 2018


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Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice on Saturday, Oct. 6. Despite accusations of sexual assault from three women, a week-long investigation by FBI and vocal political opposition and activism across the country, the final vote was 50 to 48 with Senator Joe M...

ASWC Inflicts Racial Trauma, Begins to Grapple with Consequences

Kate Grumbles and Mickey Shin

October 12, 2018


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At the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate meeting held this past Sunday, Sept. 30, senators engaged in inappropriate questioning of a funding request for the 2018 PNW (Pacific Northwest) Students of Color Conference, prompting a schoolwide email describing the Sept. 30 discussion that wa...

Creating Community Around South Asian Culture

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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The South Asian Students Association (SASA) joined almost 100 official clubs at Whitman earlier this month at an Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate meeting. To gain ASWC recognition, clubs must have a name, an advisor, have been active for at least one semester and submit a club ...

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library staff have been working to locate and remove remaining flyers Dalia Corkrum, the Library Director,...

Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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Whitman’s plans to become zero waste by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2050 are officially underway after the construction of Stanton Hall and the Cleveland Dining Hall, both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings — in fact, the first buildings on campus to receive this...

First-Year Senators Elected to ASWC

First-Year Senators Elected to ASWC

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) held its first Senate last Sunday, September 30th. The Senate recently welcomed five new additions, as the first year class of senators was elected after a weeklong race earlier this month. All five of the first year senators for the semester ran for...

Encountering Marcus and Narcissa

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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In response to the defacement of the Narcissa Whitman painting and the Marcus Whitman statue that stands just off campus, the Encounters syllabus committee added a new unit this year. The unit centers around the statue, as well as the Maxey Museum exhibit entitled “A Proper Monument?” The fac...

Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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On Monday night, the Whitman Classics department hosted the “Symposium on Study in the Humanities as Preparation for a Career in Teaching." The department brought three graduates from varying Humanities backgrounds at Whitman, who had all since begun professional careers in Education. Each of them pres...

Debate Returns To Whitman

Debate Returns To Whitman

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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Debate at Whitman is back. The team was suspended in the spring of 2015 for violating team and school policies. These included alcohol violations at a tournament and allegations of gender discrimination and safety concerns. With the completion of the two year suspension, the team begins anew with a new...

Sororities Reconsider Recruitment

Sororities Reconsider Recruitment

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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Whitman sororities had one of the lowest quotas for incoming pledge classes ever this year, dipping from 24 to 11 people. The recruitment process for the sororities at Whitman occurred earlier this month, taking place on and off campus as current sorority members met with potential new members, mos...

Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people made a Facebook group for the people that were staying and I’d say it’s about 20 to 30 that...

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