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Schmitz Gives Last Speech of 35-Year Tenure

Tywen Kelly, Publisher

May 3, 2018

On Tuesday May 1, David Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, delivered a talk titled, “Assessing President Trump’s Foreign Policy: America First versus American Internationalism.” Schmitz lectured about Trump’s ostensible lack of a foreign policy in Maxey Auditorium for 20 minute...

Nancy Serrurier– On The Record

Rachel Needham, News Reporter

February 14, 2018

On February 7th, Wire reporter Rachel Needham sat down with Chair-Elect of the Board of Trustees Nancy Serrurier to chat about her ambitions for Whitman. Serrurier has been on the Board for eight years, beginning when her son was a Sophomore at Whitman. She will take over from incumbent Brad McMurchie...

Penmanship Lost

Photo by Natalie Mutter

Thys Reynolds, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2017

Doctor’s handwriting is famously difficult to understand. Deepraj Pawar (‘19) is in the middle of interviewing for medical school, and she says that,  “I’ve had some internships/volunteer positions where the hardest part is reading their writing, which is tough when you’re entering a patient’s...

Schmitz to Write History of Whitman

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

Professor David Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, will soon begin writing the third volume of the History of Whitman College.  The book’s last volume was published in 2000 and covered the College’s history up to 1975.  Now, Schmitz has been asked by the college to bring that hi...

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017

The Whitman administration has recommended not renewing tenured positions of at least five retiring faculty members in a push to increase the student-faculty ratio. The administration recommended replacing three positions in the Music, Chemistry and Economics departments. The process of deciding wh...

The 2016 Election: Where do we go from here?

Christy Carley, New Editor

November 10, 2016

For the past day and a half, the Whitman community has been fixated with the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. While for many Trump’s victory evoked feelings of anger and disappointment, still a few on Whitman’s campus were in favor of the results. Nearly everyone, however, was surprised.

Tuition, salary increases chosen for 2015-16

Lane Barton

March 12, 2015

February's Governing Board meetings resulted in the approval of a new budget for the 2015-16 academic year, which includes a three percent tuition increase along with salary increases of 3.5 percent for staff and three percent for faculty. The tuition increase is similar to the 2.9 percent increase...

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn to Step Down as Dean of Faculty and Provost

Sam Grainger-Shuba

November 25, 2013

June 30, 2014 will mark Dean of the Faculty and Provost Timothy Kaufman-Osborn's last day in his current administrative position. Kaufman-Osborn will be taking a year-long sabbatical and plans to return to the college in some capacity in the fall of 2015. Kaufman-Osborn, known within the Whitman...

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