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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Breaking: Supreme Court overturns affirmative action in college admissions

Kasey Moulton, Editor-in-Chief July 1, 2023

On Thursday, June 29, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Students For Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College. The 6-2 decision struck down affirmative action and other...

Illustration by M Hu.

Illegal? Student orders Domino’s to Penrose Library

Grace Canny, prefers not to comment on people's food habits but… December 8, 2022

Whitman Security was called to Penrose Library sometime after 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 to handle a report of a serious disturbance and violation of campus rules. A physical altercation ensued between a Domino's...

Breaking: College requires COVID-19 booster 

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2021

Whitman is officially requiring all members of the campus community receive a COVID-19 booster by Jan. 15, 2022.  The decision was announced in an email from President Kathy Murray sent on Dec. 13...

Breaking: Confirmed on-campus COVID-19 transmission

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

In an email sent to the Whitman community on Dec. 10, Coronavirus Task Force Chair Peter Harvey confirmed the college’s first on-campus virus transmission.  According to Harvey, the COVID situation...

In the News this Week

Anthony Reale, MySpace Guru April 6, 2017

Area man disappointed to find no whittling classes at Whitman College Feminism discovered to be cure for most serious diseases Campus celebrates as DVD screensaver hits exact corner of television screen Marrra...

Updates: Student Withdraws after Being Identified as Person of Interest

Marra Clay, Publisher November 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent an update to the Whitman College community regarding the recent dissociative druggings on campus.  According to Cleveland, the College worked...

The Blue Mountains east of Walla Walla. Photo by Marra Clay

Whitman Announces New Mascot

Marra Clay, Publisher November 3, 2016
The Blues will officially become Whitman College’s new mascot. On Thursday, November 3rd, President Kathy Murray emailed the announcement to the Whitman Community. She wrote “After looking at all the responses from alumni, students, faculty and staff to the most recent survey, it became clear right away that the Whitman Community feels the Blues is the mascot that best represents Whitman.”
Illustrations by Claire Revere.

Which mascot will you choose?

Marra Clay, Publisher October 20, 2016

The Whitman Blue Ravens? The Whitman Appaloosas? The Whitman Blues? The Whitman Sockeyes? It’s up to you  to choose. The college community has the chance to vote on the new college mascot now that...

Whitman community loses student Josh Fishman

Whitman community loses student Josh Fishman

Christy Carley and Marra Clay August 31, 2016

Whitman student Josh Fishman has passed away as of Wednesday, August 31. Fishman was a member of the junior class and the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.  Fishman was from Short Hills, New Jersey and graduated...

Republican National Convention: Day 2

Republican National Convention: Day 2

Chris Hankin July 19, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio - The second day of the Republican National convention followed much the same script as the first. Protests, though spirited, were contained by an enormous and well marshaled police...

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Art Installation Calls Attention to Lack of Economic Diversity

Lachlan Johnson September 18, 2014

Before sunrise on Thursday, September 18th, a group of Whitman students created an unauthorized art installation on the steps of Memorial Building to protest and draw attention to issues of oppression...

BREAKING: Device Resembling Pipe Bomb Found Behind Bratton Tennis Center

Shelly Le February 25, 2013
This evening, Feb. 25, Assistant Vice President of Communications Ruth Wardwell, sent a series of emails to the student body notifying campus that a device resembling a small pipe bomb and been spotted behind the Bratton Tennis Center.
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