Whitman Wire

AAUP responds to administration’s decision to end multi-year contracts for non-tenure track faculty

Photo contributed by Whitman AAUP.
November 5, 2020

On Oct. 12, Whitman’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) released a statement calling for the reinstatement of multi-year contracts for contingent, non-tenure track...

Whitman’s mid-cycle evaluation

April 26, 2020

To maintain its status as an accredited institution, Whitman is currently undergoing its mid-cycle evaluation. This accreditation is a marker of the quality of higher education institutions.  Kendra...

Letter in support of Encounters faculty circulates

February 20, 2020

A letter began circulating among faculty in January to show solidarity with the adjunct faculty members who will lose their jobs with the termination of the Encounters program. As of Tuesday, Feb. 18,...

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

October 8, 2018

The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library...

Cuts to Classics Cause Upset

March 8, 2018

During the February 28 faculty meeting, the Committee of Division Chairs (CDC) announced their recommendations for new tenure track positions, notably excluding the Classics department. The loss of a tenure...

Global Studies Initiative Revamped

December 5, 2017

After the completion of a yearlong external review, the Global Studies Steering Committee is ready to submit a series of proposals outlining the revamped Global Studies Initiative. GSI Director and...

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...

Faculty-focused SEC Shift

Photo by Samarah Uribe
October 2, 2017

In response to the new Strategic Priorities document, the Student Engagement Center has moved from the Dean of Students’ office to the Dean of Faculty’s office. The move into the Provost’s office...

GSI Year-in Review

May 4, 2017

On October 21, 2015, then Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer announced that faculty would not be receiving course releases for their participation in the Global Studies Initiative. The decision effectively...

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions
Cuts an effort to raise the student-faculty ratio
April 27, 2017

The Whitman administration has recommended not renewing tenured positions of at least five retiring faculty members in a push to increase the student-faculty ratio. The administration recommended replacing...

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track
April 13, 2017

Frustrations have risen among Whitman’s top runners as the push to return the track team to varsity status has met strong resistance from administration. The track program currently functions as a...

Pay by Credit Policy Change Rankles Students

March 30, 2017

Whitman College faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the College’s pay by credit policy. As of this year, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up...

Load more stories
Whitman news since 1896
Alzada Tipton