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Penrose guided by Library Advisory Committee

Penrose guided by Library Advisory Committee

Louis Moench, News Reporter

November 14, 2019

Penrose Library is one of the most widely used academic resources on campus — a place where students do homework, print between classes and check out books. However, the administration of the library, as well as its new policies and projects, are all managed by a little-known committee. Penrose Lib...

Know your representatives: Walla Walla election results

Know your representatives: Walla Walla election results

Bhavesh Gulrajani, News Reporter

November 12, 2019

The 2019 Walla Walla County elections took place on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Several positions were up for grabs in contested races, and winners have been tentatively announced. Although most of the ballot-counting has concluded, results will not be formalized by the county until Tuesday, Nov. 26. The following...

Opportunities to work abroad post-Whitman

Rylee Neville, News Reporter

November 12, 2019

Upon graduation, Whitman students have numerous opportunities to gain work experience internationally.  Last Monday, Nov. 4, two international nonprofits, Connect 3 and Hoja Nueva, based in Ethiopia and Peru respectively, presented to interested students on campus about internship opportunities abroad...

Continuing the conversation on the Marcus Whitman statue

Continuing the conversation on the Marcus Whitman statue

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 11, 2019

Last Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Jewett Cafe, Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Continuing the Conversation co-hosted a student-led discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue and activism surrounding it. A panel of students from the Whitman Inclusion, Diversity and Equity committee (WIDE), Borders ...

Dr. Kim Smith presents on education for sustainable development

Rylee Neville, News Reporter

November 7, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 29, Whitman alumnus Dr. Kim Smith presented her talk, titled "Education For Sustainable Development: The Future Depends On Us," to students, faculty and community members.   Smith graduated from Whitman with a B.A. in sociology in 1990. She then received a Ph.D. in sociology f...

Leftover food listserv combats food waste

Leftover food listserv combats food waste

Louis Moench, News Reporter

November 7, 2019

Junior Adam Rooney started a free food email list this semester because he noticed how much food was being thrown away after catered events on campus. He believes the email list is a simple solution to the problem of food waste: tell people where to go with their reusable containers, and let them eat. ...

Staying sober at Whitman

Lena Friedman, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25, Professor of Geology Pat Spencer led a Continuing the Conversation discussion about some of the challenges accompanying addiction and sobriety. Spencer is a co-founder of the Sober @ Whitman group that met up until this semester.  At the talk, Spencer touched upon his own journey to sobriety fr...

Faith takes shape at Whitman

Faith takes shape at Whitman

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

This past weekend, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life organized Whitman's first ever Interfaith Summit, an event that gave students from all backgrounds an opportunity to speak on their experiences regarding religious identity at Whitman and the possibility of having a specifically designed int...

The FINCH hotel opens downtown

The FINCH hotel opens downtown

Louis Moench, News Reporter

October 31, 2019

Walla Walla's newest hotel, The FINCH, opened on Thursday, Oct. 24, just in time for Family Weekend (Oct. 25-27) and Fall Wine Release Weekend (Nov. 1-3). The new hotel is located at 325 East Main Street, the former site of the Red Lion, a hotel that closed in January 2018. The FINCH is an indepe...

Whitman Greek Life under review

Whitman Greek Life under review

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 29, 2019

Just over one year after an Oct. 24, 2018 faculty meeting during which a motion to eliminate “single-sex social and residential organizations” was brought forward for discussion by Charles E. and Margery B. Anderson Endowed Professor of Humanities and Professor of Classics Dana Burgess, the pro...

First step towards composting at Whitman

First step towards composting at Whitman

Rylee Neville, News Reporter

October 28, 2019

Just last week, Whitman students generated 2,000 pounds of waste at Cleveland Commons. This number comes from a waste audit conducted by the Sustainability Office and Bon Appétit, who measured the compostable, post-production waste that arose from meal times.  The waste audit was an initial ...

“Black Bodies that Matter”: Whitman alum starts conversations about race

“Black Bodies that Matter”: Whitman alum starts conversations about race

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

October 28, 2019

This past Thursday, Oct. 24, in Olin Hall, Whitman alum Dr. James Garrison '04 addressed the significance applied to the black body with the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement and how art and culture can affect that perception in a talk titled “Black Bodies That Matter.” Julia Irelan...

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