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Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries lectures on ‘hard history’

Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries lectures on ‘hard history’

Rylee Neville, News Reporter

December 12, 2019

Last Thursday, Dec. 5, Ohio State Associate Professor of History Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries gave a lecture titled “1619 An American Journey - 400 years of tragedy and triumph.” Olin Auditorium was filled to capacity as people entered to hear Dr. Kwame Jeffries talk about the "hard history" of America....

Whitman student arrested in response to warrant, facing multiple charges

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2019

Whitman senior Ben Katz was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 3, by a Washington State Patrol Trooper in response to an arrest warrant issued in Oregon, according to a report from the Walla Walla County Corrections Department.  The warrant was issued on Dec. 3 in Clackamas County, Oregon, in response to a Nov....

Goodbye, Goodwill

Goodbye, Goodwill

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

December 10, 2019

The Goodwill currently located in downtown Walla Walla, on the corner of Spokane St. and Alder St., will be moving to College Place and opening in the spring of 2021. Goodwill Industries of the Columbia, the larger organization that owns Walla Walla Goodwill, recently purchased a three-acre parcel...

Reorienting the first year experience

Reorienting the first year experience

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

December 9, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dean of Students Kazi Joshua sent out an email to the student body addressing a potential removal of the first-year pre-orientation "Immersion" programs, which includes Scrambles, SCOREs and Explorations.  The proposed restructuring of orientation and pre-orientation was develope...

Student Code of Conduct explored at ASWC Town Hall

Student Code of Conduct explored at ASWC Town Hall

Louis Moench, News Reporter

December 5, 2019

This year, President of the Associated Students of Whitman College Isaiah Banta has organized a series of town hall-style meetings on campus, a process formalized in the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) by-laws. The two meetings so far have taken place in common spaces around campus: Re...

Washington State loses transportation funding with passage of I-976

Washington State loses transportation funding with passage of I-976

Bhavesh Gulrajani, News Reporter

December 3, 2019

I-976, short for Initiative Measure No. 976, is a ballot initiative that was written by anti-tax activist Tim Eyman. Eyman is widely regarded as a frequent initiative-filer of anti-tax measures. Tangentially, Eyman’s associate, Citizen Solutions — a signature gathering firm — was recently fo...

Whitman considers language requirement

Rylee Neville, News Reporter

December 3, 2019

Students and faculty have recently been grappling with the question of whether there should be a language requirement at Whitman. Currently, Whitman does not have a language requirement. Rather, the college requires a cultural pluralism course for distribution, which language courses may fall under. In Febr...

Exposure to radio frequency radiation on Maxey Hall roof concerns Physical Plant workers; Whitman College cited by Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Exposure to radio frequency radiation on Maxey Hall roof concerns Physical Plant workers; Whitman College cited by Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor

November 21, 2019

Thirteen. That’s the number of years that Physical Plant employees have worked on the roof of Maxey Hall — without suitable safety training — while cell antennas have occupied the same area, exposing workers to varying levels of radio frequency radiation during the completion of projects and regu...

Vigil downtown for DACA recipients

Vigil downtown for DACA recipients

Lena Friedman, News Reporter

November 21, 2019

On Tuesday Nov. 12, members of the Walla Walla and Whitman community gathered downtown for an evening vigil held in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The vigil, which took place on the corner of 1st Street and Main Street at 6:30 p.m., reflected nationwide activ...

OP strives for more than just financial accessibility

OP strives for more than just financial accessibility

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 18, 2019

Due to a lack of campus-wide accessibility, Whitman College's Outdoor Program (OP) has been taking steps to cater their programs to a wider audience than just a largely white, upper-class population experienced with outdoor recreation. Using data from the Office of Institutional Research, OP staff f...

Penrose guided by Library Advisory Committee

Penrose guided by Library Advisory Committee

Louis Moench, News Reporter

November 14, 2019

Penrose Library is one of the most widely used academic resources on campus — a place where students do homework, print between classes and check out books. However, the administration of the library, as well as its new policies and projects, are all managed by a little-known committee. Penrose Lib...

Know your representatives: Walla Walla election results

Know your representatives: Walla Walla election results

Bhavesh Gulrajani, News Reporter

November 12, 2019

The 2019 Walla Walla County elections took place on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Several positions were up for grabs in contested races, and winners have been tentatively announced. Although most of the ballot-counting has concluded, results will not be formalized by the county until Tuesday, Nov. 26. The following...

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