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Sororities Reconsider Recruitment

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter September 24, 2018

Whitman sororities had one of the lowest quotas for incoming pledge classes ever this year, dipping from 24 to 11 people. The recruitment process for the sororities at Whitman occurred earlier this...

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.

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor 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...

Since September 2013, several hundred crimes have been recorded in Whitmans Campus Crime Log. Of those, almost 40% occurred in and around residence halls.

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

Marra Clay, Publisher March 30, 2017

Spring Break is often a time when the campus sees an increase in crime. Normally, there are several incidents of theft and some students will choose to report the crime to Whitman’s Security Office....

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer January 26, 2017

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and...

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22, 2016

Junior Catherine Fisher, an intern to Associate Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell, is attempting to start a Coalition to End Sexual Assault that would invite diverse groups from around Whitman’s campus...

Whitman Welcomes a New Sexual Assault Victims Advocate

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter September 22, 2016

Hailey Powers, Whitman’s new Sexual Assault Victims Advocate, will begin work on campus this week. Employed by the local YWCA, a sexual assault and domestic violence response organization with a branch...

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Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor September 8, 2016

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for...

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Phi Delta Theta, Sexual Violence Prevention reps look to the future

Ellen Ivens-Duran May 5, 2016
In the weeks since Phi Delta Theta's social functions were suspended, confusion and misinformation has pervaded campus, concurrent with rising frustration about sexual violence,

Greek Representatives Seek to Prevent Low Level Harassment

February 4, 2016
Greek life organizations are working with the Associated Students of Whitman College and administrators to fight sexual harassment in casual social settings.

New Student Interns Confront Campus Sexual Violence

Ellen Ivens-Duran October 28, 2015

Barbara Maxwell, the Associate Dean of Students and Student Life, has hired six student interns to work on the issue of sexual violence prevention on campus. The interns, who started working at the beginning...

New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

Andy Monserud September 10, 2015
Whitman held a special orientation for first-generation and working class (FGWC) students on the week of July 11-15. 32 first-year FGWC students were given a week on campus to take sample classes from Whitman professors and gain an understanding of the on-campus resources available to students.

Students react to “Think About It” orientation program

Christy Carley September 10, 2015
All new first year and transfer students were required to complete an online program entitled Think About It this summer, prior to arriving on campus.
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