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Whitman College receives COVID-19 relief aid

May 11, 2020

On April 9, the United States Department of Education announced the amount that each higher education institution will receive under the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Congress...

Moderating the student listserv won’t solve anything

April 17, 2020

If you are a Whitman student, then you’ve likely seen the conversation about online racism on the student listserv. If you are not a student, then this article might be coming out of left field, but...

The repercussions of a Timely Warning

The repercussions of a Timely Warning
March 3, 2020

On Feb. 15, members of the Whitman community received a Timely Warning from the Director of Security Marvin Viney, which described the “Hate Crime/Bias Incidents on Campus.” Seven hours after the initial...

ASWC reflects on 2019 and looks towards 2020

ASWC held its second Senate meeting of 2020 on Sunday, Feb. 9. They reflected on the initiatives established in Fall 2019. Photos by Samarah Uribe
February 18, 2020

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) is Whitman’s student government, responsible for representing student interests on campus, sponsoring all campus programming and funding student organizations....

Administration grants students a snow day!

March 7, 2019

Let’s face it.  It has been a dismal three weeks.  No one remembers what the sun looks like, students are eating shit left and right, and the buildings are resembling those ice hotels they have up...

Op-Ed: The Trustees Don’t Care About You, So Get Pissed

March 8, 2018

The members of the Board of Trustees don’t care about you. If you ask them, they will sincerely insist otherwise because they truly believe they care about you. The problem is, they have no clue who...

How to Curtail Free Speech Under the Guise of Defending It

December 7, 2017

In a forceful display of coordinated institutional authority, the November 16, 2017, issue of The Wire included an op-ed essay co-written by Whitman’s Chair of the Faculty, the Vice President for Enrollment...

Wire Obtains Leaked Document

Page 1 of the document leaked to The Wire
November 14, 2017

Documents leaked to The Wire by an anonymous source indicate Whitman’s specific benchmarks to return to a 10-1 student-to-faculty ratio. The document indicates that the author hopes to reduce the number...

Op-Ed: Faculty, Speak Up!

November 9, 2017

In his Op-Ed titled “Letter to the Faculty” on October 26, 2017, News Editor Chris Hankin asked the question: Why are faculty members reluctant to make on-the-record comments to The Wire on arguably...

Letter to the Editor: Re: Letter to Faculty

In response to News Editor Chris Hankin's opinion piece "Letter to Faculty," published Oct. 26 in The Wire.
October 31, 2017
The Whitman faculty under the current administration is somewhat like the Republican Senate under Trump; neither can openly say what they think for fear of damaging progress toward their goals.

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Dean Cleveland addressing the crowd. Many students vocalized their concern that the administration was not being transparent enough about the way past druggings are being dealt with.
April 13, 2017

Administration officials and concerned students met this week after reports of another drugging at an all-campus Greek party last weekend. At a forum at Harper Joy Theater on Sunday, following a “Timely...

Dear Mom: Off-Campus and Ostracized

March 9, 2017

Dear Mom, I’m a senior who lives off campus. What’s with all this talk about seniors not contributing to or not having a sense of the Whitman community? I think that’s BS. I’ve seen it, I’ve...

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