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Faculty votes to maintain current grading system

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

After much discussion and debate surrounding the fate of Whitman College’s grading system during the COVID-19 pandemic and online distance-learning, the faculty has come to a decision. In short, the grading system will remain in its traditional A, B, C, D, F form. According to Faculty Chair a...

Walla Walla County reports first death due to coronavirus

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief

May 7, 2020

The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health announced the county’s first death linked to novel coronavirus via a press release on Tuesday, May 5.  The resident was a man in his 70s who had underlying health conditions. He died on Monday, May 4, after being admitted to the hospital, ac...

Letter to the editor: Preserving the present

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Ben Murphy, Archivist and Head of Digital Services at Whitman College and Northwest Archives

April 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life at Whitman, but it is not the first time that the college has experienced significant disruptions of in-person gatherings and classes. In 1918, during the Spanish Influenza pandemic, classes were held on campus, but only students living in campus housing were a...

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