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What Makes a Metric

Contributed by Chris Hankin.
February 25, 2018

Folks in the Whitman community may have glossed right over the word “metric” in President Murray’s most recent email following the Board of Trustees February meeting. “Metrics” only warranted...

Nancy Serrurier– On The Record

February 14, 2018

On February 7th, Wire reporter Rachel Needham sat down with Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees Nancy Serrurier to chat about her ambitions for Whitman. Serrurier has been on the Board for eight years,...

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Photo by Chloe Carothers-Liske
February 7, 2018

On February 7th, Trustees met with students for dialogue on a wide variety of topics including the mission statement, next year’s budget, fundraising, and metrics with which they can assess progress...

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...

Brad McMurchie – On the Record

November 7, 2017

Nearing the halfway point in his last year as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Brad McMurchie ‘84 sat down with The Wire News Editor Chris Hankin to chat about Whitman’s Strategic Priorities. What...

Board of Trustees Streamlines Committee Structure

September 26, 2017

An ASWC email sent out September 8 announced that Whitman’s policy committees have been consolidated to three more broadly defined advisory groups. The email sought student representatives for the three...

Vast majority of Whitman trustees studied social sciences in undergrad

May 4, 2017

Attention is turned to the Board of Trustees this week as the group convenes for its annual Spring overseers meeting. We looked into the educational backgrounds of the board and found that it is dramatically...

Administrators and Students Communicate at College Governance Forum

October 20, 2016

ASWC hosted its first-ever College Governance Forum last Thursday, where President Kathy Murray, Chair of the Board of Trustees Brad McMurchie and Faculty Chair Melissa Clearfield took student questions...

President Murray Describes Strategic Planning, Governing Board Updates in Email

February 12, 2016

In an email sent to students on Friday morning, President Kathy Murray recapped last week’s governing board meetings, which included talks on the upcoming strategic planning process and the approval...

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici.
May 7, 2015

From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 272 students, faculty and staff members joined members of ASWC and Divest Whitman in a sit-in to protest the college's investments in fossil fuels. During the sit-in,...

Communication mishap delays student trustee referendum

October 16, 2014

Due to a failure in communication, the Student Trustee Resolution passed by the student body in a referendum last spring was never communicated to the Board of Trustees. Last May, students voted to...

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