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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Lily Buller.

First year students find community in club involvement

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter March 18, 2021

For the class of 2024, transitioning to college life was a uniquely gradual experience. Many took their first ever college class from the comfort of the same bedroom in which they did their high school...

Inside Anderson Hall: Quarantine expectations and testing protocol

Abby Main, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

Three more students in Anderson tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday, in addition to the nine positive cases detected Wednesday.  Representatives from Whitman’s health center, Dean of Students...

Whitman First-Years Shut Down School

Whitman First-Years Shut Down School

Anthony Reale, Garbage Collector of the Year, 2014 August 25, 2017

In a stunning turn of events, the Board of Trustees has voted for the immediate closing of Whitman College following a protest by incoming first-year students.  No one expected or was prepared for such...

Photo by Henry Honzel

Leslie Jamison and “The Empathy Exams” Spark Discussion on Campus

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer September 15, 2016

Whitman’s 2016 Summer Reading text, “The Empathy Exams,” has given students much to talk about over the past few weeks. In the book, author Leslie Jamison covers a wide range of topics including...

Infographic by Spencer Light.

Class of 2019 Smallest in Recent Times

Georgia Lyon September 17, 2015
Whitman’s class of 2019 is smaller than expected because the yield from the main applicant and waitlist pools was lower than anticipated. The group of 364 first-years and 17 transfers fell well short of both the goals and expectations of the Office of Admissions given past trends, resulting in more space in residence halls this year.
JumpStart Program Prepares Incoming Students for College

JumpStart Program Prepares Incoming Students for College

Karah Kemmerly October 23, 2013
Find out more about the JumpStart first-year orientation program at Walla Walla University.

First-Year Roomies Not Best Friends

Rosemary Hanson September 19, 2013
Scandal rocked the quiet little community of Lyman just outside of Anderson Friday.... Initial reports seem to indicate that freshmen residents Amanda Norman (’17) of Seattle and Lydia Oscar (’17) of Portland have not developed the strong bond of friendship experienced by most, if not all, Whitman freshmen.

What Kind of First-Year Are You?

Evelyn Levine September 12, 2013
Your behavior the first week of school basically determines the identity you are saddled with the rest of your 4 years at Whitman. It's probably in your best interest to take this quiz and find out how everyone percieves you.
Yearbook Remains Unfunded After First Budget Appeal

Yearbook Remains Unfunded After First Budget Appeal

Shelly Le April 4, 2013
After debate last Sun. March 31 at the ASWC Senate meeting regarding the fate of Waiilatpu, Whitman's yearbook, ASWC Finance Committee has agreed to keep the yearbook running for another year by amending the organization's budget.

Lyman Dining Hall hours extended for athletes, students

Elena Aragon September 10, 2012

A great change has come to the dining hall schedules this year. To provide a more flexible eating schedule to students, Lyman Dining Hall hours were extended to 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. "[Athletes, whose...

Meet The Class of 2016

Meet The Class of 2016

Justin Rose June 2, 2012

As the class of 2012 leaves Walla Walla to go make their mark on the world, Whitman is getting ready to welcome the incoming first-years who will take their place on campus. The Pioneer caught up with...

Changes lead to successful registration

Molly Johanson September 8, 2011
For first-year Umair Meredia, registering for his first college classes was “actually really successful." First-year Jose Beleche thought registration was “straightforward and simple."
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