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Women in Leadership Symposium Focuses on Diversity and Advocacy

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

October 13, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take place Oct. 27, following a year of reexamination of its organizational process. A student-led protest of the symposium last year led to an effort by students, administrators and Colleen Willoughby ‘55, the symposium’s founder, to ensure that...

Super PACs invade Greek life

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Humor

The most recent Greek election cycle brought with it the addition of student-operated super political action committees (super PACs). You may have heard the term “super PAC” thrown around by the 2016 presidential candidates and that kid who read one New York Times op-ed and now won’t stop brin...

Student groups, working group to look at “Missionary” Mascot

Sara Platnick

December 8, 2015


Filed under NEWS

President Kathy Murray, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and the Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) are creating initiatives to look into potentially changing the Whitman College Mascot, the “Fighting Missionary.” The missionary mascot was created in 1907, w...

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Sam Grainger-Shuba

April 10, 2014


Filed under Events, NEWS, News Highlight

By the start of the 2015-2016 school year, Whitman will inaugurate its 14th president. The college is about to begin the search for President George Bridges's successor with the newly formed search committee. The presidential search committee pursues potential candidates for the presidency and then provides a recommendation to the Board...

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Lachlan Johnson

December 5, 2013


Filed under NEWS

In a bid to increase the influence of the Sustainability Advisory Committee's (SAC) relevance on campus, ASWC has appointed sophomore Linnaea Weld, sophomore Eliana Schwartz and senior Jenni Doering to formally represent the student body. In previous years the SAC hasn't been able to take full adv...

ASWC Forms New Committee to Discuss Long-Term Goals

ASWC Forms New Committee to Discuss Long-Term Goals

Daniel Kim

February 21, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Although the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) feels confident that it is addressing many of students' short-term goals for the College, they have begun plans to create a student committee to discuss some long-term goals for Whitman and ASWC. In order for a student to be considered to become a part of the committee, he or ...

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