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Spotlight on a Visiting Professor: Zachary Campbell

Photo by Gokay Abaci

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

September 28, 2017

Whitman has gained another visiting professor teaching in the arts this year. Professor Zachary Campbell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Rhetoric who taught at DePaul University in Chicago for a year and a half before coming to Walla Walla. This week, The Wire sat do...

Spotlight on A&E Related Internships

Spotlight on A&E Related Internships

Zuhra Amini, Staff Writer

September 2, 2017

Coming out of internship season, the Wire sat down with three students who participated in internships that involved film this past summer. Allison Hall, a junior film and media studies major, interned with a team at Seattle Children’s Research Institute that studies the intersection between adoles...

An Interactive Podcast about the Latest Movies and Everything Film

An Interactive Podcast about the Latest Movies and Everything Film

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016

Senior Evan Martin, a Film and Media Studies major, combines three things he loves—film, music and improv—to create a podcast about film that has something in it for everyone.

Senior John Lee Creates Whitman’s Own Sitcom

Megan Hearst

April 7, 2016

"Saturdays" is the brainchild of Whitman student John Lee.

Whitman Hosts Film Festival Branch

(Left to right) Emma casley, Noelle butler, Meg Logue and John Lee. Photo contributed by Jonh Lee.

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

October 15, 2015

This year is the first that The Tri-Cities International Film Festival (TRIFI) has screened a branch at Whitman.

Entire Class of 2017 Declares Film and Media Studies Major

Melina Hughes

April 3, 2014

In the Gen-Y era in which post-modern careers and alternative lifestyles are king, changes to the academia of Whitman College are inevitable, and they have finally hit. This year's first-year class, bored with practical knowledge of the sciences and disillusioned with the socio-political complexities...

Media Studies Professor’s Departure Raises Questions About Hiring Process

Media Studies Professor's Departure Raises Questions About Hiring Process

Hannah Bartman

December 12, 2013

Whitman College has hired Tarik Elseewi as the new tenure-track assistant professor of film and media studies beginning in the fall semester of 2014. The administration's choice, however, has been met with mixed reactions from students. Current Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Annie Petersen was not hired for the ...

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Nathan Fisher

September 26, 2013

"Harry Potter" is baaack!!!!! Okay, not quite, but my assignment this week was to check out Warner Brothers' recently announced upcoming series heading to the big screen about the world of magic and wizards –– a sort of Hogwarts prequel set 70 years before Harry was born. My first reaction was roughl...

Rhetoric and Media studies split allows expansion of interdisciplinary courses, greater student specialization

Shelly Le

February 2, 2012

Josh Goodman contributed reporting. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Whitman faculty voted to split the Rhetoric and Media Studies Department into two new departments. The change is effective immediately. The new rhetoric studies department will offer two majors, a general rhetoric studies major and a po...

Faculty votes to split RMS into 2 departments

Josh Goodman

January 26, 2012

Shelly Le contributed reporting. The faculty voted Wednesday, Jan. 25 to split the Rhetoric and Media Studies Department into two new departments with three majors. Film and Media Studies will be a new interdisciplinary major with two dedicated faculty members, plus film courses in other departme...

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