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Breaking: Cabasco to leave Whitman

Martina Pansze
August 19, 2017
Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

According to an email sent by President Kathy Murray to all Whitman staff Friday morning, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Tony Cabasco has “decided to part ways with Whitman” in response to organizational changes made in the Admissions office. Cabasco graduated from Whitman with a B.A. i...

Vast majority of Whitman trustees studied social sciences in undergrad

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Attention is turned to the Board of Trustees this week as the group convenes for its annual Spring overseers meeting. We looked into the educational backgrounds of the board and found that it is dramatically skewed towards the social sciences in general, and economics in particular. Of the 16 trustees o...

Renewal of the Vows: Whitman College and Fossil Fuels

Renewal of the Vows: Whitman College and Fossil Fuels

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This Thursday, Whitman College and Fossil Fuels will renew their wedding vows outside the Memorial Building. Divest Whitman, the club organizing the event, will hold a similar ceremony  to the one held three years ago, but with a politically charged guest list including Donald and Ivanka Trump, Direct...

GSI Year-in Review

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On October 21, 2015, then Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer announced that faculty would not be receiving course releases for their participation in the Global Studies Initiative. The decision effectively suspended the program while placing it under external review. Over the past year a panel c...

Cassandra Otero Wins Governor’s Award

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Whitman Junior Cassandra Otero was recently honored with the Students Serving Washington Award as well as the Governor’s Award through the Campus Compact Washington organization. Campus Compact, specifically Students Serving Washington, is a branch of a national organization that recognizes students for their civil engagement and service...

Beta’s Back, Baby

Beta’s Back, Baby

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Whitman’s chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity is expected to remain in its house for the 2017-2018 school year, and possibly beyond. Betas received the news following a Sunday meeting between fraternity leaders and the board of the Gamma Zeta Association, which owns the Beta chapter house at...

Breaking: Beta Theta Pi Will Remain in House for 2017-18

Breaking: Beta Theta Pi Will Remain in House for 2017-18

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Whitman’s chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity is expected to remain in its house for the 2017-2018 school year, and possibly beyond. Betas received the news following a Sunday meeting between fraternity leaders and the board of the Gamma Zeta Association, which owns the Beta chapter house at...

ASWC Floats Switch from Stipend to Hourly Pay

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

ASWC and ASWC-paid positions have long been compensated with stipends for each semester served. That may change if a few student representatives have their way. A plan is in the works—though still in the very early stages—to make those positions compensated hourly. The idea is a passion project of ...

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman administration has recommended not renewing tenured positions of at least five retiring faculty members in a push to increase the student-faculty ratio. The administration recommended replacing three positions in the Music, Chemistry and Economics departments. The process of deciding wh...

Strategic Planning Committee Focuses on Inclusion

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

By the end of the spring ’17 semester, the 2016-17 Strategic Planning Committee will have nearly completed its first phase. Co-chaired by President Kathy Murray, Vice Chair of the Board Nancy Serrurier and Chair of the Faculty Melissa Clearfield, the committee is responsible for designing the future ...

Tiny houses – Students Work for Sustainability

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On April 8, a group of Whitman students attended the Tiny House Conference in Portland, and hope to build one on campus within the next two years. Margo Heffron, Dani Schlenker and Caroline Ashford Aya received funding for the conference from the ASWC finance committee after convincing Senate that the expe...

Breaking: Beta Chapter to Lose House in Fall of 2017

Breaking: Beta Chapter to Lose House in Fall of 2017

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
April 23, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Earlier today Gamma Zeta Association, the housing group that owns the Beta Theta Pi chapter house, notified the Chapter that they plan to close the house for the coming fall semester and potentially the entire 2017/2018 school year. The letter indicated mainly financial reasons for closing the ho...

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