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Outdoor Program outlines new five-year strategy

Infographic contributed by the Whitman Outdoor Program.
November 25, 2020

The Outdoor Program [OP] recently announced a new strategic plan that will help the department improve and change to better fit the students and the college. The Director of Outdoor Programs, Brien...

SSRA instructors plan for safe spring semester return

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.
November 25, 2020

Some Sports Studies, Recreation and Athletics (SSRA) courses are scheduled to be taught in-person next semester. However, what ‘in-person’ might look like varies greatly from class to class and professor...

Student-athletes plan return to campus in three waves

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.
November 19, 2020

Whitman athletes have been busy making plans for the spring semester. Many must return before their peers. Currently, the college plans to return student-athletes to campus in three waves, otherwise...

Whitman swimming completes annual ‘Hour of Power’ in remote format

November 19, 2020

On Nov. 10, the Whitman swimming teams continued their annual tradition of teaming up to remember Ted Mullin, a former Carleton College student, in an Hour of Power. According to a Wire article from...

Athletic trainers assess heightened risk of injuries ahead of new semester

November 19, 2020

Whitman’s athletic trainers have been preparing themselves for all fifteen varsity sports to resume their seasons in the spring, and have been anticipating a semester with more injuries than usual. Athletics...

Whitman’s international athletes face unique pandemic challenges

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
November 12, 2020

Many international students were faced with a tough decision last semester: stay or make the complicated trip home. International student-athletes were not unique in this regard, but they have faced some...

Whitman Athletics holds DEI training for coaching team

Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.
November 12, 2020

The Whitman Athletics department has implemented new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training for its coaching staff with plans to extend sessions to student-athletes. The sessions have been put together...

Alumni relations holds Women in Whitman Athletics panel

Photo contributed by Jennifer Northam.
November 5, 2020

On Oct. 22, Whitman alumni relations hosted a panel titled “Women in Whitman Athletics” as a part of this semester’s online engagement for the athletics department. The panel brought together...

The ups and downs of club volleyball

October 29, 2020

Club volleyball has had a tumultuous history at Whitman but has endured as a space centered around competition and community. John-Henry Heckendorn, Whitman class of 2012, played volleyball competitively...

Whitman Athletics releases updated plans for spring semester return

October 29, 2020

As many athletes await more news regarding the status of their season in the spring, Director Kim Chandler issued an email to all varsity athletes about the plans for returning to campus. Provost and...

Climbing club: A history of champions

Illustration by Elie Flanagan.
October 22, 2020

Over the last decade the strength of Whitman’s climbing team has increased and they have reached new heights in competition. However, this has not altered their emphasis on having fun, building community...

Whitman athletics teams spread the importance of voting

Photo contributed by Whitman Athletics.
October 22, 2020

With the presidential election right around the corner, Whitman College's athletes have been encouraging their teams to register and vote. Recently, the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams publicly...

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