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Word spreads on a rushed final decision on FSR from Board of Trustees

Alasdair Padman, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2021

Earlier this week, rumors began circulating among the Whitman community that the Board of Trustees would be meeting on Wednesday, March 17 to make their final decisions on the Financial Sustainability...

Inclusion Task Force update: 21 of 31 action items listed with Fall 2020 start date

Abby Main, Staff Reporter November 25, 2020

Of the 31 action items published by the Inclusion Task Force created this summer by Whitman President Kathy Murray, 21 are listed with a Fall 2020 start date. As the Whitman community reaches the end of...

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Inclusion Task Force publishes final report: 31 action items on the docket

Abby Main, Staff Reporter September 24, 2020

The Inclusion Task Force created this summer by Whitman President Kathy Murray published its final report on Aug. 27. Student, faculty and staff involvement in the task force culminated in a list of specific...

Faculty votes to maintain current grading system

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief May 29, 2020

After much discussion and debate surrounding the fate of Whitman College’s grading system during the COVID-19 pandemic and online distance-learning, the faculty has come to a decision. In short, the...

ASWC petition calls for equitable grading system during COVID-19 pandemic

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2020

With Whitman College’s move to online distance-learning, students and faculty are reconsidering the college’s current grading system.  As it stands, Whitman operates on a standard A, B, C, D, F...

Whitman considers language requirement

Rylee Neville, News Reporter December 3, 2019

Students and faculty have recently been grappling with the question of whether there should be a language requirement at Whitman. Currently, Whitman does not have a language requirement. Rather, the college...

Shrinking History Department Adjusts For Upcoming Year

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter September 23, 2018

Professor David Schmitz’s departure from Whitman College last year left the History department understaffed and missing an important area of expertise. Schmitz specialized in American foreign policy...

Sharing Governance and Responsibility

Chris Hankin, News Editor November 15, 2017

In an effort to increase transparency and community participation, President Murray has taken to updating the campus on the content of meetings with the Board of Trustees. The most recent meeting marked...

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Balof is Next Faculty Chair

Kate Grumbles, News Editor November 14, 2017

Barry Balof, Associate Professor of Mathematics, will take over as Faculty Chair starting July 1 replacing current chair Professor Melissa Clearfield. The term lasts for three years and allows the...

Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

Audrey Kelly February 5, 2015

If one is to leave Whitman College to be a salmon fisher, why write an extensive thesis utilizing current theory to analyze sociological phenomena? It is not unheard of for Whitman students to go from...

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Nathan Fisher April 17, 2014

Whitman College professors have lives outside of the Whitman campus and classroom, right? Well, I decided it would be interesting to assume they did, and I took the bold step of seeking out a handful of...

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