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Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter December 6, 2018

The word “disability” conjures up a multitude of subsequent phrases and ideas, most of which are limited to the framework within which disability has been talked about. Our own campus is home to a...

Autism Awareness at Whitman

Georgia Lyon April 7, 2016
Autism Awareness Month provides the opportunity to reflect on autism and how autistic students are supported on campus.

Inclusive Language, Walla Walla Roastery, and the ARC: The Pio Hour Show 2

Mary Kampa and Julio Escarce September 23, 2015

In this episode of the Pio Hour new hosts Mary Kampa and Julio Escarce interview residence hall directors regarding the Inclusive Language Campaign. They also learn about the roasting processes used by...

Marisa Ikert assists a student. Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons

Annie Roge October 16, 2014

This fall Penrose Library announced the grand opening of The Learning Commons at Penrose –– a collaboration between the library, Academic Resource Center (ARC), Centers for Writing (COWS) and the Student...

Retirements, New Hires Herald Change in Student Affairs

Emily Lin-Jones September 11, 2014

Besides undergoing renovation, Memorial Building has seen some significant changes over the summer. The departure and retirement of several long-time staff members, in addition to promotions and new hires,...

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Helen Angell February 13, 2014

Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. This number is shocking, but it might not indicate an increasing number of head injuries...

Renovations Modernize, Increase Efficiency

Renovations Modernize, Increase Efficiency

Lorah Steichen October 17, 2013

When students arrived on campus this fall, they were greeted with a slew of in-progress and recently completed campus renovation projects. Construction crews are currently finishing up remodels of multiple...

General Campus Resources

Shelly Le February 14, 2013

Whitman Health Center Whitman's health center runs 24 hours a day and offers a range of services that include in-house lab testing, vaccines and travel health assistance, physical and massage therapy,...

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Writing their own prescription: Whitman students abuse Adderall to tackle workload

Shelly Le February 23, 2012

Scholastic pressure at Whitman can be tremendous, especially as midterms approach and the end of the semester looms ahead. Some students turn to using Adderall without a prescription to help them manage...

Mary Claire Gegen, the ARC's Resources Coordinator, shows off a Smart Pen an Amazon Kindle, two of the tools available for students.  Photo Credit: Ben Lerchin

ARC provides assistive technology for student use

Blair Hanley Frank April 21, 2011

While some consumers celebrated the launch of Apple's iPad 2 by purchasing one for themselves, Whitman's Academic Resource Center (ARC) had other plans.  They recently purchased a pair of iPad 2s for...

Tom Everett, '12, and the Tamarac wheelchair ramp Whitman's administration built for him. Photo Credit: Kendra Klag

Accessibility prioritized on Whitman campus

Diana Dulek April 14, 2011

As prospective students flock to Whitman this spring for events like Admitted Students' Day and Spring Visitors' Day, many will be taking into account sports, class offerings, the residence halls or Whitman's...

Crash brings out best in Whitman community

Crash brings out best in Whitman community

Josh Goodman November 11, 2009

"Sometimes these tragedies take place and we find out what a wonderful, responsive community we have," said Associate Dean of Students Clare Carson following an accident Friday, Nov. 6, that left four...

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