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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Filling pains: Student access to prescription medication

Anabelle Dillard, News Writer March 3, 2022

Figuring out how to fill and manage prescriptions can be a major challenge for Whitman students, especially those who come from out of state.  One option is the Welty Health Center, which can prescribe...

First chickenpox case on campus in “many years”

Naia Willemsen, News Writer September 16, 2021

Though chickenpox was once common in childhood, the disease has mostly pushed to the background thanks to herd immunity achieved either through vaccination or having contracted the disease as a child....

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Student club proposes sexual health product vending machine

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

Whitman might be getting a very unconventional vending machine. The vending machine project, proposed by Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA), would be placed in a gender neutral bathroom on campus...

Aldahleh Seeks Support for Possible EMS Program

Andy Monserud , Investigative Director December 4, 2016

A first-year ASWC senator is in the process of creating a student-run volunteer emergency medical service. Omar Aldahleh began work on planning a service that would provide rapid-response aid to minor...

SHAC, Red Cross offer CPR clinic

amyhasson April 4, 2012

For the past three years, the student health advisory council has teamed up with the Red Cross to offer a CPR certification clinic for Whitman students. While the purpose of the clinic has remained the...

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IM athletes help set health record straight

Molly Emmett November 10, 2011

While fall IM Football may have wrapped for the season, concerns remain that the Welty Health Center falls short when it comes to caring   for non-varsity athletes. The ASWC Student Affairs Committee...

Welty Health Center receives mixed reviews from students

Kinsey White November 10, 2011

The Welty Health Center, open to students 24 hours a day and recently ranked second best college health center  in the nation by the Princeton Review, receives mixed reports from students. Claudia Ness,...

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