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Whitman College receives COVID-19 relief aid

May 11, 2020

On April 9, the United States Department of Education announced the amount that each higher education institution will receive under the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Congress...

Fostering a Discussion

Illustration by Cat Burch
October 25, 2017

Once a foster child turns 18 years old, they no longer qualify for placement in foster homes and often wind up in the street. At the moment, around 400,000 youth are in foster care in the United States....

Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget?

Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget?
November 14, 2013

A rising student fee combined with cuts to select clubs' budgets last spring impacted student life on campus this fall, as organizations such as Waiilatpu and Whitman Direct Action struggled to adjust...

Kickstarter valuable despite potentially out-of-control projects

October 11, 2012

I'm currently waiting for a package of hot sauce from a guy who owns a pizzeria in Brooklyn. His name is Youngmahn, and he wanted to raise a few hundred dollars to share his sauces with the world. I'm...

Financial aid office urges students to contact legislators, fight proposed Pell Grant cuts

November 10, 2011

Students understand the necessity of financial aid: without it, many brilliant and hard-working students would not be able to attend Whitman. So what happens when certain government financial aid is cut...

American Jobs Act insufficient; more assistance urgent

September 22, 2011

Employment has lagged behind economic recovery. We need jobs and we need them now. President Obama's recent push in Washington has been for a piece of legislation known as the American Jobs Act, a piece...

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