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Reducing uncertainty on cost: Whitman finalizes early financial aid guarantee

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

After a year as a pilot program, Whitman’s early financial aid guarantee is now finalized. The free program allows prospective students to learn how much financial aid they would receive from Whitman...

Angela Davis challenges Whitman to Ban the Box

Abby Malzewski, News Reporter March 5, 2020

Activist Angela Davis introduced the Ban the Box campaign to Whitman campus during her keynote speech on Feb. 19 that opened the 2020 Power & Privilege Symposium. During Davis’ talk, she asked...

Jack Buettner, one of the three new admission officers, looks forward to getting to know more of the Whitman community.

The new faces of admissions at Whitman

Rylee Neville, News Reporter October 6, 2019

Every year, the Office of Admission welcomes new admission officers to their team. This year, three new officers joined the Whitman community. Fernando Penate-Chavez, Phoebe Blaisdell and Jack Buettner...

What’s in the Box? Whitman’s Revamped Admissions Process

Chris Hankin, News Editor May 1, 2018

Since the January 15 application deadline, Whitman College’s Admissions team has been hard at work turning a 10-year high in applications into bodies in classrooms next fall. In pursuing this end, Vice...

Op-Ed: Whitman’s Commitment to the Community

Ethan Graham '17 April 19, 2018

The disparity in demographics between students at Whitman College and those living in Walla Walla is striking. Whitman’s most recent Fall 2017 Class is comprised of just 9 percent self-identifying Hispanic/Latinos...

Attributed to Bob MacDonnell

A Merger and a Whole Lot More

Chris Hankin, News Editor September 12, 2017

Josh Jensen splits his week between the Boyer and Penrose houses. Two days at the former, three at the latter. His movement across campus is the most visible change since the merger of the Communications...

Whitman to Accept Syrian Refugees in Order to Fulfill Diversity Quota

Ben Freedman, humor page editor September 8, 2016
Early Wednesday morning, Dean of Admission Tony Cabasco announced that Whitman College is now accepting Syrian refugees in order to fulfill a growing need for campus diversity.

Admissions Office Aiming for Larger Class of 2020

North Bennett May 5, 2016
The Office of Admissions is aiming for a larger Class of 2020 to account for an unexpectedly small class the previous year.
Rock Bottom: Why is Whitman Not Financially Accessible?

Rock Bottom: Why is Whitman Not Financially Accessible?

Lachlan Johnson and Sarah Cornett October 28, 2015
Whitman’s endowment is strong, and has grown significantly in recent years. So why does the college continue to struggle to provide access to middle- and low-income students?

Financial Aid’s History: How Whitman Continues to Privilege Wealthy Applicants

Sarah Cornett October 28, 2015
Under its current financial aid policies, Whitman can reject applicants based on their family’s lack of wealth. But this is a relatively recent shift. The college became “need-sensitive” for the first time in 2009, and from 1986 to 1991, it also meet 100 percent of students’ financial need.

Regional diversity brings different views

Natalie Berg April 21, 2015

When a Whittie from outside the Northwest tells friends at home that they go to Whitman College, he or she is often met with a confused look. "People think I go to junior college," said junior Emma...

Office of Admission prepares for Admitted Students Day

Christy Carley April 16, 2015

Hundreds of admitted students, both prospective and already committed, will be welcomed to Whitman this Saturday for Admitted Students Day 2015. The day will include opportunities for students to sample...

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