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Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

December 7, 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 variety of students who identify as having some kind of disability — even if we seldom hear of it. ...

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 the Walla Walla Roastery and learn about new changes at the Academic Resource Center at Whitman College. Turn...

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons

Marisa Ikert assists a student. Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

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 Engagement Center (SEC) that is focused on bringing more academic help to students when and where...

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, add up to a changing administration at Whitman College. "The primary reason for change is staff...

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 on campus. Rather, students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heighte...

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 spaces that will allow for improvement and relocation of certain administrative offices, including...

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, and HIV and STD testing, among others. Limited general physcian hours for spring 2013 semeste...

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

Credit: Catie Bergman

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 their heavy workload. "I didn't feel compelled to take it, but I did have an all-nighter in front...

ARC provides assistive technology for student use

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

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 student use on March 11. Along with the iPads, the Academic Resource Center has a number of different...

Accessibility prioritized on Whitman campus

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

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 location. Students in wheelchairs face not only these concerns, but also concerns about wheelchair...

Crash brings out best in Whitman community

Crash brings out best in Whitman community

Josh Goodman

November 12, 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 students injured, two critically. From writing cards to sending care packages to streams of well...

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