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Whitman Enters Uncharted Waters in the Digital Realm

Chris Hankin, News Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Whitman College is updating the Tech Services Privacy Policy. Most recently revised in 2006, the new draft will receive input from faculty, staff, administrators, and the College’s Information Security Officer, Linc Nesheim. The changes raise questions about the ways in which Whitman College will w...

Whitman Prepares for Mission Statement Adjustment

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2017


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On Sept. 15, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced a plan to redraft the institution’s mission statement. “When I was a candidate for Whitman’s presidency,” Murray wrote in an email to the community on Sept. 22, “I told the search committee that I was pretty sure I could put Whitman’s...

Acuña Addresses Catalan Independence

Acuña Addresses Catalan Independence

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2017


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Álvaro Santana Acuña, Sociology professor at Whitman college, is a historian and sociologist from Spain. He recently wrote an opinion piece for Spain’s most circulated newspaper El País that compares the similarities between the political polarization and type of language being used today on...

Aurora Martin Visits Campus

Maggie Chang, News Reporter

October 10, 2017


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On October 2, Aurora Martin, founder of Pop-Up Justice, visited campus to speak to students about an upcoming project partnering Whitman College and Heritage University students over the summer to work together on digital storytelling projects. A small group of students sat down with her for lunch, and...

Shadowing Chalese Rabidue

Shadowing Chalese Rabidue

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

I sit outside room 108 in the Courthouse on Main St., not knowing what to expect. I am greeted by Kandice, a YWCA advocate. She unlocks the room and Chalese Rabidue, the Domestic Violence Services Officer for the Police Department, comes in moments later. Every Monday-Friday, from 11:30-1:00, Chalese...

Faculty-focused SEC Shift

Faculty-focused SEC Shift

Ben Kunz, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2017


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In response to the new Strategic Priorities document, the Student Engagement Center has moved from the Dean of Students’ office to the Dean of Faculty’s office. The move into the Provost’s office under the Dean of Faculty Alzada Tipton will not have a dramatic impact on the SEC’s day to day activities....

ASWC Opening Senate Foregrounds Diversity and Accessibility

ASWC Opening Senate Foregrounds Diversity and Accessibility

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The first meeting of the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) was held this past Sunday, Oct. 1. As another year of meetings and projects are beginning, ASWC appears to be taking steps forward to make their activities more accessible for everyone. Specific goals that ASWC has this yea...

Isaacs Construction Impacts Local Businesses

Isaacs Construction Impacts Local Businesses

Maggie Chang, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The construction on Isaacs Street, that began second semester last year and will end October of this year, has proven to be harmful to several businesses that line East Isaacs Street. Isaacs Street is undergoing construction that will hopefully improve the safety of the street by adding marked pede...

Walla Walla Celebrates Adam West

Walla Walla Celebrates Adam West

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


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On September 19, Walla Walla came together to celebrate the life of Adam West during the first annual Adam West Day. The actor, famous for his role as Batman in the iconic 1960s live-action television series, grew up in Walla Walla and graduated from Whitman College. Adam West passed away on June 9,...

Enrollment Shortfall Pressures Budget

Enrollment Shortfall Pressures Budget

Chris Hankin, News Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Whitman has a budget problem. Caught between the pincer of underenrollment and unplanned growth in the faculty, Whitman is digging into its contingency fund to prevent sudden cuts. Though over the short-term there will be no drastic changes, if the school cannot regain financial stability in the next...

Greek Life Attracts Fewer New Members

Greek Life Attracts Fewer New Members

Tywen Kelly, Publisher

September 27, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Sororities and fraternities this year both experienced a low turnout for recruitment and rush, resulting in smaller pledges classes all around. The fraternities received a total of 53 pledges, notably below their goal of 60. Sororities, which balance and distribute bids, lowered their pledge class size...

Board of Trustees Streamlines Committee Structure

Nick Maahs, News Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, NEWS

An ASWC email sent out September 8 announced that Whitman’s policy committees have been consolidated to three more broadly defined advisory groups. The email sought student representatives for the three committees: Whitman Experience, Whitman Resources and Whitman Advancement. Each committee has 10 members...

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