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What’s in the Box? Whitman’s Revamped Admissions Process

May 1, 2018

Since the January 15 application deadline, Whitman College’s Admissions team has been hard at work turning a 10-year high in applications into bodies in classrooms next fall. In pursuing this end, Vice...

Whitman Undergraduate Conference prepares for 20th edition

April 4, 2018

On Tues., April 10, Whitman will hold the annual Undergraduate Conference (WUC), showcasing student research and scholarship from all three divisions. The 2018 edition is especially significant, as it...

Mind the Gap: New Res Hall Promises to Shake Up Campus Culture

Larger dots represent larger population of Sophomore student residence. Contributed by Neal Christopherson.
February 13, 2018

From the corner of Alder and Park the progress on Whitman’s newest residence hall is clear. What was an empty lot this time last spring is now a building nearing completion. Though the Cleveland Dining...

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...

Whitman’s Residential Identity: Student Housing Responds to Changing Market

February 1, 2018

Walla Walla is changing, fast. Between wine, tech and tourism, the valley is seeing a dramatic influx of white-collar folks looking for homes, and the market is responding. Whitman College is hardly immune...

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...

Sharing Governance and Responsibility

November 14, 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...

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...

Rabbani on Trump and the Fourth Estate

Photo by Natalie Mutter
October 18, 2017

Analyst and researcher Mouin Rabbani was brought to campus earlier this week for a talk entitled “Crisis In the Gulf and Middle East Transformations.” His talk examines the June 2017 calamity between...

Whitman Enters Uncharted Waters in the Digital Realm

October 12, 2017

Whitman College is updating the Tech Services Privacy Policy. Most recently revised in 2006, the new draft will receive input from faculty, staff, administrators, and the College’s Information Security...

The Other Side of Myra Road

April 20, 2017

Myra Road separates Walla Walla from the city of College Place; it also separates Whitman College from Walla Walla University. The two institutions exist in parallel universes with little crossover. I...

The fall of Bernie Sanders

The fall of Bernie Sanders
On the third day of the DNC, Bernie supporters reflect on his campaign as it comes to an end.
July 27, 2016

Philadelphia - The third day of the Democratic National Convention was defined by the official nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, finally and totally ending the meteoric rise of Vermont...

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