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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Whitman braces itself for Rejected Students Day

Ian Lewis, shockingly admitted April 27, 2023

After greeting the future Whittie class of 2027 at Admitted Students Day, Whitman now braces itself for an influx of failed applicants to reach campus on Rejected Students Day. Whitman’s most unusual...

Illustration by Payton Davies.

Class of 2027: by the numbers

Grace Canny, class of 2016, oh what a year April 27, 2023

Whitman College wants to extend the warmest welcome to our newly arrived Class of 2027. These students have earned their admission to our fantastic college by being exceptional students and even more...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

Air Bud enrolls at Whitman, no rules stating dog cannot

Ian Lewis, pusher of word limits October 20, 2022

In an announcement that shows that anything is “paw-sible,” the Office of Admission has confirmed that fictive sports dog Air Bud will be enrolling at Whitman. “Ruff ruff!” read the letter sent...

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?
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