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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Whitman Wire

Rocky Horror Picture Show: “Don’t dream it, be it”

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

For one night every year, Whitman College takes part in a tradition that has reached the whole world. On this night, the beloved "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is played and widely enjoyed for its celebration...

Wire Watch: Week of April 27

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor April 27, 2017

"Righteous Dopefiend:" The unique multimedia exhibition on homelessness will close at the end of the month. Open Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Maxey Hall W40. Free admission. Spring...

Photo by Amelia Wells.

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter March 2, 2017

Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert...

Wire Watch: Week of February 2nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor February 8, 2017

"'The Public Thing' Goes Public" Lecture: Professor Sarah Davies, of Whitman, will present on the "image" of Rome in the second century that helped forge an empire. To be held 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on...

Banff Film Festival comes to Whitman

Emma Cooper January 28, 2016

Climbers, boarders, bikers, and river-surfers gathered into Cordiner Hall on Jan. 19 for this year's Banff Film Festival event. The Banff Film Festival plays annually in Banff, Alberta, where hundreds...

Sherman Alexie amuses, enthralls at Cordiner appearance

Andy Monserud October 3, 2014

Sherman Alexie, the author of Whitman's 2014 summer reading book, "Reservation Blues," came to campus Wednesday, Oct. 1. He delivered a speech to a packed house in Cordiner Hall, which consisted of Whitman...

Henry Friedman Shares Survivor Story for Yom Hoshoah

Daniel Kim May 1, 2014
Whitman students, faculty and local residents arrived at Cordiner Hall to hear the story of Henry Friedman on Sunday, April 27. Friedman is a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, and he told the story of his daily struggles avoiding concentration camps and police officers.
Erin Pahlke, professor of psychology

New Program Preps Future Educators

Daniel Kim February 21, 2013
On Tuesday, February 19, 2013, the Whitman’s pre-advising program held their very first municipal dinner event. The idea behind the networking dinner was to have students who are interested in education to have the opportunity to meet expert educators from the Walla Walla area. It was a chance for the Walla Walla educators and Whitman students to come together at this dinner and build that bridge so that Walla Walla educators can see how Whitman students are involved with education.
Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future

Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future

Dylan Tull January 24, 2013
Rebecca Walker, named by TIME Magazine as one of the 40 most influential Americans under the age of 40, spoke in Cordiner Hall on Jan. 23 on the topic of building upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in order to cultivate unity and a more peaceful world. The lecture was the third in a series of events this week hosted by the Black Student Union, the Intercultural Center and ASWC in commemoration of the legacy of Dr. King.

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

Shelly Le November 3, 2011
On the Whitman campus, Whitman ID cards are both credit card and key. One swipe can allow access to dorms and other campus buildings, authorize purchases to a Student Account, charge meals or flex dollars from a Bon Appétit meal plan and check out materials from the library. In the aftermath of recent security breaches around campus and the arrest of senior Simon Van Neste on Thursday October 24, Chief Information Officer Dan Terrio sent an email to Whitman staff, faculty and students regarding the need for changes to the current swipe card system. At this time, Van Neste has not been formally charged with a crime.

Students spend break in Walla Walla

Nate Lessler November 17, 2010
A&E writer Nate Lessler gives students suggestions for things to do in Walla Walla over Thanksgiving Break.
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