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From Biology to History: Arch Releases First Book on Whaling in Japan

From Biology to History: Arch Releases First Book on Whaling in Japan

Ben Kunz, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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

Assistant Professor of History Jakobina Arch studies environmental and Japanese history. Wire reporter Ben Kunz sat down with Professor Arch to discuss her first book, released this month, “Bringing Whales Ashore, Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan.” Whitman Wire: What originally led ...

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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On Friday, April 13, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited Whitman to give a speech open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and Walla Walla community members gathered in Olin Auditorium that morning to hear Ferguson’s talk, titled “Challenging the President.” Ferguson has successfully f...

ASWC Budget 2018-2019

Kate Grumbles

April 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Sunday April 15, ASWC voted unanimously to pass the budget for the upcoming year that funds many aspects of campus life, including all ASWC recognized clubs, campus media organizations and the Whitman Events Board (WEB). ASWC has a total budget of $602,304.67 for the upcoming school year, made up of the r...

Bitcoin Plugs Into Walla Walla

Bitcoin Plugs Into Walla Walla

Tywen Kelly, Publisher

April 17, 2018


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Over the past few years, Eastern Washington has become a hotspot of cryptocurrency mining. Cheap electricity provided by the Columbia dams and inexpensive real estate have lured  entrepreneurs and techno-libertarians from all over the world to cities like The Dalles and Wenatchee, all in the hopes of ...

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Polls closed for the ASWC Executive Council elections on Monday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Shortly over an hour after, ASWC announced the results to the student body via email. ASWC’s Executive Council elect—consisting of President Lily Parker, Vice President of Legislative Affairs Omar Aldahleh, V...

Student and Community Activists Respond to Limits in Contraceptive Care

Student and Community Activists Respond to Limits in Contraceptive Care

Christy Carley, News Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The closure of Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) in July of 2017 left a hole in the healthcare system of the Walla Walla Valley. Beyond increased waiting times at other facilities, WWGH's closure also means limited access to reproductive health services in town – an issue that senior Politics Major Meg Ri...

The “White Moderate” Problem: Diversity and Inclusion in Greek Life at Whitman

Claire Ommen, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2018


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Throughout this year, members of the Whitman Greek community have begun to grapple with racism in Greek Life’s past – and present. Sophomore Kylin Brown, the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion on Whitman Panhellenic, is currently involved in a project to research the history of racism within th...

Internationally Renowned Trans-Activist Bamby Salcedo Visits Campus

Internationally Renowned Trans-Activist Bamby Salcedo Visits Campus

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Bamby Salcedo, nationally recognized activist for trans issues, spoke at Whitman on April 6 to a small group in the Glover Alston Center. The crowd of Whitman students and community members sat in circle with Salcedo at the center. She spent the first part of the afternoon getting to know the students...

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

Martina Pansze, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Just before the student body of Walla Walla University departed for Spring Break two weeks ago, a racist photograph with the school’s logo circulated through social media. The photo is a publicly posted snapchat screenshot of six individuals, five of them wearing what appear to be black facial masks. The photo has a WWU logo filter and the caption #prettyHurts, as well as the w...

Strategic Priorities Discussed at Feedback Forums

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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This past week, the Strategic Planning Committee released an update on the planning process over the past months and hosted three feedback sessions with the greater Whitman community. The document emailed to the Whitman community last week was a series of reports from four out of the five working gr...

ASWC Election Forum Centers on Communication, Budget

ASWC Election Forum Centers on Communication, Budget

Christy Carley, News Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Candidates for ASWC’s Executive Council gathered Wednesday, April 4 at a public forum to announce their platforms and field questions from the Oversight Committee, represented by Jeanette Schwensen ‘18 and audience members. Those present at the forum included candidates for President, Vice Pres...

College Addresses Student Food Insecurity

College Addresses Student Food Insecurity

Rhone Grajcar, News Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Food Pantry, a collaborative project of the Intercultural Center (IC) and the Office of the Dean of Students, recently opened in time for Spring Break. The resource was designed to address student food insecurity. “[It was] frequented many times over break,” IC Program Advisor Jennifer Lopez...

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