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Whitman Wire

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OP strives for more than just financial accessibility

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter November 18, 2019

Due to a lack of campus-wide accessibility, Whitman College's Outdoor Program (OP) has been taking steps to cater their programs to a wider audience than just a largely white, upper-class population experienced...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter April 6, 2017

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s...

Unpacking Whitmans Outdoor Program

Unpacking Whitman’s Outdoor Program

Kathleen Daly-Jensen, Sports Reporter October 27, 2016

“The outdoor program fosters personal growth, facilitates learning and creates recreational opportunities through skills and risk management training, leadership development and environmentally sound...

Outdoor Program plans for future

Lane Barton February 19, 2015

The staff of Whitman's Outdoor Program are developing and implementing a new strategic plan to help guide the program's focus through 2020. The new strategic plan will take into account student, staff...

Glacier Mountaineering Trips

Natalie Berg October 19, 2014

This piece was contributed by Henry Samson. The Fall 2014 semester for Glacier Mountaineering students at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington began with a twist. Throughout the first week of...

Whitman Outdoor Program Wins David J. Webb Award

Hannah Bartman November 21, 2013

On Nov. 9 at the Association Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) conference, Whitman's Outdoor Program (the OP) won the David J. Webb Program Excellence Award. Whitman is the smallest college to ever...

Bob Carson Fund opens outdoors to new students

Bob Carson Fund opens outdoors to new students

Evan Taylor September 20, 2012

A new fund was created this year in the name of Professor of Geology Bob Carson to boost the Outdoor Program. The fund's stated goal is to allow students who wouldn't usually go on outdoor trips to experience...

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Climbing wall opens to community

Sam Chapman November 10, 2011

In the summer of 2009, Whitman's outdoor climbing wall was built over in order to enlarge the Sherwood Athletic Center. The center later re-opened that fall and students, faculty and staff got to take...

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