Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 Warning” sent out by Dean of Student Chuck Cleveland on the topic that morning, students voiced c...

Dear Mom: Off-Campus and Ostracized

Mom, Opinion Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

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 lived it, I’m still a part of it. Get with the program, Kathy & Co! Can you confirm this? Off Ca...

Whitman changes pay-by-credit policy

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Whitman college faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the college’s pay by credit policy. This change will go into effect next year. Currently, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up to eight credits. With the new policy change, the maximum decre...

Alumni and Administration Enraged About the Name Change of…What’s that Paper Called Again?

Austin Biehl, staff writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Humor

In an unexpected turn of events, it seems that people have actually read an article published in the Pioneer. Vitriolic anger exploded last week when the Pio announced its radical decision to change its name from a symbol of racist colonialism to something more culturally appropriate. “God dammit,” sw...

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Lachlan Johnson

November 21, 2013


Filed under ASWC, Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Outrage at specific incidents of racism has evolved into demands for decisive action on campus, putting pressure on Whitman's administration to instigate change. Since students rallied at Memorial Hall to present a letter to the Board of Trustees' Diversity Committee on Nov. 7, two separate events have been held to discuss ra...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

Karah Kemmerly

March 6, 2013


Filed under NEWS

While browsing whitmanencounters.com one day, senior Kate Kight saw a post that really scared her. This post, written by a student whose friend had been sexually assaulted by an RA, contained responses from several students offering resources and support for the survivor, which Kight found heartening....

Dropping out means new opportunities

Dropping out means new opportunities

Joey Gottlieb

December 6, 2012


Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

I like saying "I withdrew" because it sounds nicer than "I dropped out." It sounds like I am still in command of my education and prospects and that I have not forsaken the opportunity of a college education. It sounds like the institution could not give me the education I wanted, rather than reflecting...

Image Wrong Focus For Sustainability Staff Position

Image Wrong Focus For Sustainability Staff Position

Danielle Broida

November 15, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

An unquestioned buzz has permeated the green community at Whitman over ASWC's recent initiative for a staff position to bottom-line environmental campaigns, internships and long-term "green goals" on campus. The idea of having a staff position dedicated to sustainability has been in the works for many years. For th...

Administration should involve students in key decisions

Editorial Board

April 14, 2011


Filed under Board Editorials

On March 10, graduating seniors all received an e-mail featuring ASWC President Carson Burn styling the new (blue) graduation gown all seniors were expected to purchase for 32.35 with tax by April 15. For most seniors, this was the first time we had ever heard of this change in policy. The student...

Administration hosts lunches, visits Greek chapters in effort towards greater transparency

Administration hosts lunches, visits Greek chapters in effort towards greater transparency

Galen Bernard

November 18, 2009


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Show me the money, students are demanding of the Whitman administration, as financial concerns have come to the forefront of their relationship with Memorial. The administration is responding with increased outreach from individuals such as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer  Peter Harvey and P...

Whitman news since 1896
Administration