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Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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Whitman’s plans to become zero waste by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2050 are officially underway after the construction of Stanton Hall and the Cleveland Dining Hall, both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings — in fact, the first buildings on campus to receive this...

First-Year Senators Elected to ASWC

First-Year Senators Elected to ASWC

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) held its first Senate last Sunday, September 30th. The Senate recently welcomed five new additions, as the first year class of senators was elected after a weeklong race earlier this month. All five of the first year senators for the semester ran for...

Encountering Marcus and Narcissa

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


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In response to the defacement of the Narcissa Whitman painting and the Marcus Whitman statue that stands just off campus, the Encounters syllabus committee added a new unit this year. The unit centers around the statue, as well as the Maxey Museum exhibit entitled “A Proper Monument?” The fac...

Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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On Monday night, the Whitman Classics department hosted the “Symposium on Study in the Humanities as Preparation for a Career in Teaching." The department brought three graduates from varying Humanities backgrounds at Whitman, who had all since begun professional careers in Education. Each of them pres...

Debate Returns To Whitman

Debate Returns To Whitman

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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Debate at Whitman is back. The team was suspended in the spring of 2015 for violating team and school policies. These included alcohol violations at a tournament and allegations of gender discrimination and safety concerns. With the completion of the two year suspension, the team begins anew with a new...

Sororities Reconsider Recruitment

Sororities Reconsider Recruitment

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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Whitman sororities had one of the lowest quotas for incoming pledge classes ever this year, dipping from 24 to 11 people. The recruitment process for the sororities at Whitman occurred earlier this month, taking place on and off campus as current sorority members met with potential new members, mos...

Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people made a Facebook group for the people that were staying and I’d say it’s about 20 to 30 that...

Student Initiative Attempts to Rock the Vote in Washington’s 5th

Student Initiative Attempts to Rock the Vote in Washington’s 5th

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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Students across grade levels at Whitman have spent the last few weeks engaged in an effort to register their peers to vote in local elections in time for the Brown v. McMorris Rodgers election happening this November. Washington is in the midst of its midterm elections, and Walla Walla lies within...

What Happens after Divestment?

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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In the midst of Divest Whitman’s yearly campaign to remove fiscal investments in the fossil fuel industry, concerns have arisen recently about where the money to fully divest would come from; one potential source being financial aid packages. Divest Whitman is a student-run organization that strives for a ...

Walla Walla Library to Victoria, Australia: SEC Summer Internships

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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This past Monday, Sept. 10th, students who had summer internships funded by the SEC gathered to reflect on and discuss their varied experiences. From the Walla Walla Library to Victoria, Australia, this year’s summer internship grant recipients were spread far and wide. With a total of 152 interns...

Shrinking History Department Adjusts For Upcoming Year

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2018


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Professor David Schmitz’s departure from Whitman College last year left the History department understaffed and missing an important area of expertise. Schmitz specialized in American foreign policy and 20th century US history, some of the most popular history courses on campus. “[Enrollment in...

Stanton: So New, It’s Uncomfortable

Stanton: So New, It’s Uncomfortable

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

September 23, 2018


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The empty lot behind Anderson Hall is now filled by the new sophomore-centric residence, Stanton Hall, which houses 150 students spread out across three floors and several sections. The Hall is named after Whitman alumnus John W. Stanton, who graduated in 1977 and made his mark on the wireless in...

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