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Community, Commissioners, Respond to Water Bottling Proposal

Community, Commissioners, Respond to Water Bottling Proposal

Ben Kunz and Christy Carley

February 15, 2018


Filed under Community, NEWS

On November 29, 2017, Darlene and Perry Dozier filed an amendment to the Zoning Code Text Amendments through the Community Development Department to allow them to start bottling water on their farmland in Waitsburg. The proposal has two components: the first would amend the Walla Walla County Code to ...

Nancy Serrurier– On The Record

Rachel Needham, News Reporter

February 14, 2018


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On February 7th, Wire reporter Rachel Needham sat down with Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees Nancy Serrurier to chat about her ambitions for Whitman. Serrurier has been on the Board for eight years, beginning when her son was a Sophomore at Whitman. She will take over from incumbent Brad McMurchie...

WWCC Feels Double-Edged Sword of Expanding Wine Industry

WWCC Feels Double-Edged Sword of Expanding Wine Industry

Nick Maahs, News Reporter

February 13, 2018


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The Walla Walla County Planning Commission held a public hearing last Wednesday, Feb. 7 discussing, among other items, a proposal regarding a 27 acre plot of land adjacent to the Walla Walla Community College. They approved the proposal and  recommended, by a vote of 5-0, to bring the parcel into the...

Mind the Gap: New Res Hall Promises to Shake Up Campus Culture

Mind the Gap: New Res Hall Promises to Shake Up Campus Culture

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 13, 2018


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From the corner of Alder and Park the progress on Whitman’s newest residence hall is clear. What was an empty lot this time last spring is now a building nearing completion. Though the Cleveland Dining Hall isn’t scheduled to open until a few months after the Fall 2018 semester begins, students will file into the new...

Dialogue and Difference: Race and Ethnic Studies Class Leans Into Discomfort

Dialogue and Difference: Race and Ethnic Studies Class Leans Into Discomfort

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


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Each Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 19 students take part in a class offered for the first time at Whitman called “Dialogue, Difference, and Social Justice.” This class explores how different aspects of identity, such as class, race and gender impact our social interactions with each oth...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Events, NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity for students to talk one on one with the six panelists in a drop in session from 2-4 in Reid G...

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 7, 2018


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On February 7th, Trustees met with students for dialogue on a wide variety of topics including the mission statement, next year’s budget, fundraising, and metrics with which they can assess progress towards fulfillment of the strategic priorities. Between February 7th and 9th the Board will hold the...

Fall 2017 Sex- and Gender-Based Discrimination, Assault & Harassment Data Released

Fall 2017 Sex- and Gender-Based Discrimination, Assault & Harassment Data Released

Martina Pansze, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018


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The content of this article discusses harassment and sexual violence and may be emotionally intense for survivors. Resources and support are available through the Welty Counseling Center and Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate Hailey Powers. Information on sexual assault and domestic violence statis...

Whitman’s Residential Identity: Student Housing Responds to Changing Market

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Walla Walla is changing, fast. Between wine, tech and tourism, the valley is seeing a dramatic influx of white-collar folks looking for homes, and the market is responding. Whitman College is hardly immune to these trends, and the school is taking action to better understand the changes and their imp...

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

February 1, 2018


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On October 9, 2017, recognized nationally as Columbus Day and unofficially as Indigenous People’s day, the portrait of Narcissa Whitman hanging in the Great Hall of Prentiss was defaced and the hands on the statue of Marcus Whitman were painted red. This past Friday, students, faculty and staff gathered...

What’s in a Mission Statement?

What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by the Board of Trustees next week. The statement reads as follows: Situated within the rich landscape ...

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In late December 2017, the Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando was served a “Notice to Appear,” which marks the beginning of deportation proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mora-Villalpando is a 47-year-old Mexican native who has lived in the US ...

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