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Dear Mom: Off-Campus and Ostracized

Mom, Opinion Writer

March 9, 2017

Dear Mom, I’m a senior who lives off campus. What’s with all this talk about seniors not contributing to or not having a sense of the Whitman community? I think that’s BS. I’ve seen it, I’ve lived it, I’m still a part of it. Get with the program, Kathy & Co! Can you confirm this? Off Ca...

Stein campaign makes big gains in latest poll

Jeffrey Gustaveson, staff writer

September 22, 2016

According to the latest Associated Press poll, Green Party presidential candidate, Jill Stein has gained a commanding lead among likely voters in the Johnston household, with 75 percent of the family planning to support Stein come November. The figure represents a significant bump for Stein after an Augus...

Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign

Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign

Josephine Adamski

March 13, 2014

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, President Bridges announced to the campus that his time has come to step down. Coming to the end of his 10th year in office, the decision marks not only the president's transition, but the college's as well.  The announcement was made a year in advance to give the Board of Tr...

First Generation and Working Class Club Organizes May Day Gesture

Daniel Kim

May 4, 2013

Custodians and Bon Appétit employees may be the most unrecognized workers at Whitman College. Members of the First Generation and Working Class Club are aware of this, and they're working to change it. To accomplish this goal, club members will be posting fliers with photos of workers and notes of...

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman

February 14, 2013

On March 15, 1986, Whitman's Board of Trustees voted on a divestment proposal for the first time. Students and faculty had both submitted resolutions urging the Board to remove companies from the college's portfolio that did business in apartheid-ridden South Africa; student activists went so far as to build...

‘Now is the Time’ campaign to begin new era of fundraising

Credit: Cade Beck

Allison Work

December 1, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 18, Whitman announced the start of its "Now is the Time" campaign at a dinner for Trustees, alumni and friends of the college in Seattle, WA, kicking off the public phase of a new fundraising endeavor for the college. "It is unusual for a college to go as long as Whitman has gone without...

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