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Whitman switches to quick-return saliva COVID-19 testing

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

As students return to in-person classes, Whitman’s new COVID-19 surveillance testing system faces its first big trial.  Whitman had identified seven (six students and one employee) positive COVID-19...

Whitman conducts COVID-19 testing for spring semester: six students, one employee test positive

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor January 29, 2021

Whitman College has administered nearly 3,000 COVID-19 tests to faculty, staff and students in the past two weeks as community members return to in-person and hybrid learning. They first tested all...

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First death at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla as COVID-19 cases surge

Emma Fletcher-Frazer and Sean Gannon November 25, 2020

COVID-19 cases have spiked at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla in the past two weeks. The penitentiary has 117 active cases among the incarcerated population as of Tuesday, Nov. 24, according...

Breaking news: Student tests positive for COVID-19, brings total to 8 cases on campus

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor November 24, 2020

One Whitman student located in Walla Walla tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Whitman College was notified of the case on Tuesday, Nov. 24, according to Director of Communications Gina Ohnstad. This...

Four staff, one student test positive for COVID-19

Sean Gannon, News Editor November 12, 2020

Four Whitman staff members and one student in Walla Walla tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. Each case was self-reported by the five community members who were tested off-campus. To this date,...

Whitman College announces plans for in-person spring semester

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor October 30, 2020

In an email to the Whitman community on Friday, Oct. 30, President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman College plans to bring all students back to campus this spring. Classes will be a combination of in-person,...

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