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The value of accessible language

Camilla Tarpey-Schwed, Columnist May 6, 2021

I may not be the only one who feels a burst of energy when I decipher difficult readings for my classes and communicate abstract and theoretical concepts through complex language. This is because the college...

Dr. Kim Smith presents on education for sustainable development

Rylee Neville, News Reporter November 7, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 29, Whitman alumnus Dr. Kim Smith presented her talk, titled "Education For Sustainable Development: The Future Depends On Us," to students, faculty and community members.   Smith...

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Dana Walden, Opinion Editor November 1, 2019

This article is not accessible. Sure, it is published in The Wire, but who reads The Wire? Well, you, and those connected to the Whitman community. And, sure, it will also be published online, but who...

Global Studies Initiative Revamp Receives Faculty Approval

Nick Maahs, News Reporter March 6, 2018

The Global Studies Initiative has been revamped and approved by the faculty to resume operation after parts were placed on hold for external review during the 2016-2017 academic year. Starting in the fall,...

Changing Higher Education

Changing Higher Education

Jack Fleming, Columnist October 6, 2017

Ignore Betsy DeVos. Instituting school choice, the school voucher system, and allowing fraudulent for-profit colleges to thrive simply would not increase the quality and accessibility of education. As...

Education as Emancipation

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist September 19, 2017

Shiny red delicious apples, a grainy photograph of Einstein overlaid with multicolored Comic Sans, plastic school desks with fiberboard tops, fluorescent lighting embedded in the ceiling, a chalkboard...

Re-examining the Liberal Arts

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor September 3, 2017

As I enter my fourth year of Whitman College, having traversed the hallowed halls of Olin, having traipsed across Ankeny in both snow boots and flip flops and having cried in a professor’s office, I...

Portrait of Juliana Matz by Caroline Ashford Arya.

Whitman Students Pursue Internships in Walla Walla

Kate Grumbles October 13, 2016

While many Whitman students choose to look out of state or out of town for internships and job opportunities, there are a few students choosing to stay right here in Walla Walla. Four Whitman students...

Photo by Mika Nobles

Whitties spur kids’ creativity with stART

February 11, 2016

As arts programs get cut all around the country, a few Whitties have taken a stand against the tide. StART began two years ago and since then, its volunteers have been bringing the visual and performance...

Local High Schools Successes Highlighted in Documentary

Local High School’s Successes Highlighted in Documentary

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor December 10, 2015

Amid the shuffle of finals stress, it’s easy to forget what’s going on outside of the bubble. Just a few blocks away from campus, however, is Lincoln High School, an alternative high school that specializes...

Helping Indigenous People

Helping Indigenous People

Jose Guerrero Coronado November 4, 2015

Upon the commencement of European colonization in the Americas, Native American populations immediately began to wane. With the reduction of their numbers, came a loss of their traditions, lifestyles,...

Meet Whitman Watson Fellowship Nominees

Meet Whitman Watson Fellowship Nominees

Isabel Mills November 14, 2013

In the next few months, Whitman College seniors will find out what the next year of their lives entails. Four of these seniors hope their futures will include a Watson Fellowship. This fellowship is...

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