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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

The Impact of FAFSA Processing Errors on Whitman Admissions

Daniela Quiros Araya, News Reporter April 4, 2024

The Department of Education announced a calculation error with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that will delay financial aid award letters for 200,000 applicants.  The delay comes...

Letter to the Editor: Meeting full financial need

Eli Robinson, Alumni, Class of 2015 October 19, 2023

Dear donors, students and alumni,  I am writing today to push the college to do the maximum good regarding their promise to meet “full need” of their students via the Upward Together financial...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

Going abroad, going broke

Kainat Ansari, Opinion Columnist September 15, 2022

I can vividly picture the moment when I got accepted to Whitman. My excitement was at its peak because Whitman was one of the few colleges who gave me a generous scholarship. Like many other international...

Back on campus, the FSR and tuition: How financial aid has changed at Whitman

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter October 7, 2021

Over the past few semesters, financial aid and the cost of attendance at Whitman have fluctuated; costs were down, then back up. For the 2020-21 school year, there was a 10 percent cut in tuition due to...

Strong international student enrollment supported by Whitman’s financial aid commitment

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

Whitman’s promise of diversity in student nationalities has led to a rise in international student enrollment over the past decade, buttressed by the college's policy to meet international students'...

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...

Reducing uncertainty on cost: Whitman finalizes early financial aid guarantee

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

After a year as a pilot program, Whitman’s early financial aid guarantee is now finalized. The free program allows prospective students to learn how much financial aid they would receive from Whitman...

Whitman’s mid-cycle evaluation

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter April 26, 2020

To maintain its status as an accredited institution, Whitman is currently undergoing its mid-cycle evaluation. This accreditation is a marker of the quality of higher education institutions.  Kendra...

Photo by Annie Means

Students lose jobs in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter April 9, 2020

Whitman’s decision to move to an online distance-learning system due to the coronavirus outbreak has left some student employees out of work and financially insecure. Director of Human Resources Telara...

What Happens after Divestment?

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter September 24, 2018

In the midst of Divest Whitman’s yearly campaign to remove fiscal investments in the fossil fuel industry, concerns have arisen recently about where the money to fully divest would come from; one potential...

Faith Photo by Henry Honzel

What is Work Study?

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor February 2, 2017

Regardless of whether they receive work study or not, ask the average Whittie to define ‘work study,’ and chances are they will have a difficult time answering completely. While most know the term...

Board Editorial: Corporate Language Betrays Whitman’s Purpose

November 5, 2015
This institution is being run like a business, not a college.
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