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Summer advising changes spark conversation about shared governance

Sara Marshall, News Reporter May 5, 2022

In response to concerns about the preparedness of incoming students during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the college implemented academic advising for first-year students during the summer....

Contributed Photo by Kamia Weiss-Penzias.

Tri-College Community Service Day returns

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter May 5, 2022

On April 24, 146 students from Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla University gathered to support 15 local organizations for the Tri-College Community Service Day.  The event...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

“It has transformed the way that I will teach:” Reflections on the Long Tent

Lily Yost, News Reporter May 5, 2022

Last week, Whitman partnered with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) to build the first Long Tent ever to appear on a college campus. The Long Tent is specific to the...

Contributed Photo by Grace Newman.

Grace Newman ‘23 wins Goldwater Fellowship

Ansley Peard, News Writer May 5, 2022

Junior Grace Newman has been named a 2022-2023 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. The Goldwater Scholarship is designed to support and identify...

Contributed Photo by Charles Awounor.

WASA brings a Taste of Africa to Whitman

Sara Marshall, News Reporter April 28, 2022

On Saturday, April 16, the Whitman African Student Association (WASA) hosted Taste of Africa, a fun-filled night of music, food and performances. The event featured a poetry reading, music from different...

Illustration by Madeleine Stolp.

Record number of COVID-19 cases at Whitman prompt reinstatement of the mask mandate

Lily Yost, News Reporter April 28, 2022

From Monday, April 18 to Thursday, April 21, Peter Harvey, Chair of the Coronavirus Task Force, reported 49 positive COVID-19 test results and a total of 60 students in isolation. A sudden uptick in cases...

Photo by Jake Lee.

Long Tent opening ceremony kicks off a week-long series of immersive educational events

Ansley Peard, News Reporter April 28, 2022

The Long Tent is the product of months of planning and preparation by a team of Whitman faculty, staff, students and members of local Indigenous American communities. Roger Amerman ’80 (Choctaw),...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

Sex Week encourages sexual health and positivity

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter April 28, 2022

Sex Week, started by Green Dot and the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG), features various workshops and events throughout the week aim to promote sexual health, education and positivity among Whitman...

Human-Centered Design curriculum in development

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter April 21, 2022

A new Human-Centered Design (HCD) program is in the works at Whitman that may take the form of a multidisciplinary concentration in the field. Currently, Whitman only has one concentration in Global Studies.  The...

Contributed Photo by Gaby Rose.

Students elect new ASWC executive council

Lily Yost, News Reporter April 21, 2022

Last week, Whitman students voted on five positions for the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC). Over 36 percent of Whitman students voted in the election, a success compared to last year’s...

IPECC begins work on new Native Outreach Program

Sara Marshall, News Reporter April 21, 2022

The Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) is in the process of building a new Native Outreach Program on campus. IPECC is hoping to collaborate with the Whitman College Advisory Council...

Whitman community offers support for Ukraine

Ansley Peard, News Reporter April 14, 2022

The war in Ukraine may be thousands of miles away, but the distance does not preclude the Whitman and Walla Walla communities from feeling its effects. First-year Basil Shevtsov has personal ties to Ukraine....

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