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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Nicholas Rogers.

The FSR will make Whitman “a place like any other”

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist February 18, 2021

On Feb. 2, 2021, President Murray sent a preliminary Financial Sustainability Review (FSR) to the Whitman community. Since then, there has been a continuous conversation surrounding these reports and their...

Exploring Whitman’s endowment

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

Austerity measures instituted in response to budget shortfalls this year have brought attention to Whitman College’s 565.3 million dollar endowment. In response to a projected $19 million loss in revenue,...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

Whitman divests from fossil fuels, invests endowment in Coltan mining operation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ben Freedman, humor editor November 8, 2016

Environmentally inclined Whitties rejoice! The years of hard work from Divest Whitman have finally paid off, and the board of trustees has listened to the call for climate justice. Effective immediately,...

Rock Bottom: Why is Whitman Not Financially Accessible?

Rock Bottom: Why is Whitman Not Financially Accessible?

Lachlan Johnson and Sarah Cornett October 28, 2015
Whitman’s endowment is strong, and has grown significantly in recent years. So why does the college continue to struggle to provide access to middle- and low-income students?

Show me the money: an examination of Whitman’s finances

Lachlan Johnson October 9, 2014
President Bridges came to the college in 2005 with the intent of strengthening the college’s financial position and increasing the endowment. While the last fifteen years saw a huge increase in the college’s endowment, this increase was accompanied by equally massive increases in spending by the college and skyrocketing tuition.

Louis Perry to be Remembered

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 17, 2013
Louis Perry, Whitman’s eighth president, passed away at age 95 in Washington Odd Fellow’s Home on Sept. 8, 2013. During his time as president, Perry greatly increased the college's asset base and endowment. His legacy lives on in the form of the the Louis B. Perry Summer Student-Faculty Research Endowment, as well as other significant community projects.

Whitman Sets Lowest Tuition Increase in a Decade

Emily Lin-Jones April 11, 2013
Whitman recently sent out letters to parents, announcing that tuition is set for $43,150 for the 2013-2014 academic year. This marks an increase of 3.25 percent, the lowest increase in the past decade, down from last year's increase of 4 percent.
Senior Fund Prepares Seniors for Life as Alumni

Senior Fund Prepares Seniors for Life as Alumni

Lachlan Johnson November 15, 2012
Whitman's senior fund committee has collected $8,500 from their fellow seniors to fund scholarships for future Whitman students, and is on track to break the senior fundraising record of $12,000 set by last year's graduating class. The committee, composed entirely of seniors, has already received donations from 30 percent of the senior class and hopes to expand participation to 50 percent by the end of the semester. The fund will be added to the endowment formed by previous years’ gifts, a portion of which will be given to the Office of Financial Aid at the end of the year to fund student scholarships.

Whitman tuition discount rate hits 40 percent

Molly Johanson November 18, 2010

The average Whitman student's family is receiving a tuition discount of 40 percent, through scholarships and other institutional financial aid, for the 2010-11 academic year. This year's tuition discount...

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