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Whitman College receives COVID-19 relief aid

Abby Malzewski, News Reporter

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 recently passed the CARES Act, which outlined a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief plan used throughout the ...

Fostering a Discussion

Illustration by Cat Burch

India Flinchum, Columnist

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. Out of those 400,000 individuals, approximately 20,000 will age out of the system without any family...

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

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

Lachlan Johnson

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 to increased austerity at Whitman. While Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) funding ha...

Kickstarter valuable despite potentially out-of-control projects

Blair Hanley Frank

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 one of over 1,000 backers who pledged a total of more than $40,000 to his cause. Kickstarter is designed...

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

Dylan Tull

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 completely? Hopefully students won't have to find out, but in an effort to balance the federal budget,...

American Jobs Act insufficient; more assistance urgent

Daniel Merritt

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 of legislation aimed at stimulating employment. Although the act would be an excellent step towards...

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