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“I think I have a right during a pandemic to protect myself however I see fit”: Faculty members conflicted over inability to change method of instruction

December 24, 2020

On Oct. 8, the faculty received a survey requiring that they report their teaching method preferences — in-person, hybrid or online — for each of their Spring 2021 classes. But recently, faculty members...

AAUP responds to administration’s decision to end multi-year contracts for non-tenure track faculty

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November 5, 2020

On Oct. 12, Whitman’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released a statement calling for the reinstatement of multi-year contracts for contingent, non-tenure track...

$19 million down in revenue, Whitman halts mandatory furloughs in favor of tiered cuts

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September 10, 2020

Facing a projected $19 million loss in revenue for the 2020-2021 school year, Whitman College announced tiered salary reductions, with top earners taking the biggest hit — quelling summer faculty and...

Sharing Governance and Responsibility

November 14, 2017

In an effort to increase transparency and community participation, President Murray has taken to updating the campus on the content of meetings with the Board of Trustees. The most recent meeting marked...

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