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Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

January 28, 2018

Sheehan Gallery now hosts a rare opportunity to experience art by all of the Whitman studio art department faculty in one space. This Whitman Studio Art Department Faculty Exhibition opened on January 22 and will remain up until April 6. The exhibition features works by professors working with...

Sharing Governance and Responsibility

Chris Hankin, News Editor

November 14, 2017

In an effort to increase transparency and community participation, President Murray has taken to updating the campus on the content of meetings with the Board of Trustees. The most recent meeting marked the implementation of the Board’s new committee structure, and saw Chair of the Board Brad McMurch...

Op-Ed: Faculty, Speak Up!

Shampa Biswas, Paul Garrett Professor of Politics

November 9, 2017

In his Op-Ed titled “Letter to the Faculty” on October 26, 2017, News Editor Chris Hankin asked the question: Why are faculty members reluctant to make on-the-record comments to The Wire on arguably controversial news stories related to the future direction of the college? In his October 31 respon...

Letter to the Editor: Re: Letter to Faculty

Dana Burgess, Classics Department Chair and Charles E. and Margery B. Anderson Endowed Professor of Humanities

October 31, 2017

The Whitman faculty under the current administration is somewhat like the Republican Senate under Trump; neither can openly say what they think for fear of damaging progress toward their goals.

A Merger and a Whole Lot More

A Merger and a Whole Lot More

Chris Hankin, News Editor

September 12, 2017

Josh Jensen splits his week between the Boyer and Penrose houses. Two days at the former, three at the latter. His movement across campus is the most visible change since the merger of the Communications and Admissions departments. Jensen has been with the college for just over a year now. He arrived...

Activism 101

Maggie Chang, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2017

Whitman professors put on a political activism workshop in Olin Auditorium on Monday. Yann Dardonville, a first year Whitman student involved with Divest Whitman, said before the workshop that, “I hope to learn initiatives that I can join that are in the region, ways to approach political issues, ...

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

Natalie Berg

November 20, 2014

ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman's 12 comparison colleges, in response to students' desire to become more involved in the college's process of hiring and granting tenure to professors. Several controversial decisions in...

Alumni, Faculty Raise Concerns About Spending and Diversity

Lane Barton

October 9, 2014

As articles and demonstrations question Whitman College's financial aid and its effect on socioeconomic diversity, concern about the issues has been raised by alumni and faculty members. Although their perspectives vary with their different relations with the college, members of both groups are looking f...

Whitman Faculty, Staff Members Receive Recognition

Josephine Adamski

March 6, 2014

Whitman professors, faculty and staff are often honored for their hard work throughout the year. Usually their accomplishments are known to their colleagues and students, but they may not be acknowledged by the community as a whole. Three of Whitman's faculty and staff members, featured here, have rece...

Visiting Professors Balance Uncertainty, Passion

Visiting Professors Balance Uncertainty, Passion

Andy Monserud

February 13, 2014

Among the various types of faculty on the Whitman campus, the visiting professor holds an unusual place.  Though most stay for only one year, there always seem to be plenty around.  As a result, the visiting professor presents something of a mystery to Whitman College students. Why are there so many?...

”˜Tis the Season: Holiday Philanthropy at Whitman

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

December 19, 2012

It's the Holiday Season––a time to be grateful for what we have, large or small. For many students, it's also a time to give. It's true that college students can barely strangle an extra penny out of their wallets when buying coffee at Reid; nonetheless, Whitties are actively spreading the Holiday...

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