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Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Photo by Chloe Carothers-Liske

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 7, 2018

On February 7th, Trustees met with students for dialogue on a wide variety of topics including the mission statement, next year’s budget, fundraising, and metrics with which they can assess progress towards fulfillment of the strategic priorities. Between February 7th and 9th the Board will hold the...

Mathleen Kurray Victorious in the Octagon

Trevor Lewis, staff writer

April 7, 2016

Though many have questioned the somewhat unorthodox fundraising method, Mathleen Kurray donned her finest spandex and traditional mask last Saturday to participate in what has been called one of the bloodiest smackdowns in WWE history. After executing several gut-wrenchingly brutal elbow drops on a...

W Club boosts success for varsity athletes

Cole Anderson

December 4, 2014

As a Division III school, the Whitman athletics department has a unique challenge in budgeting and successfully funding all its sports programs from season to season. Though most costs are covered in the athletic budget allotted by the college, there is still typically a gap. To close that gap and...

Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign

Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign

Josephine Adamski

March 13, 2014

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, President Bridges announced to the campus that his time has come to step down. Coming to the end of his 10th year in office, the decision marks not only the president's transition, but the college's as well.  The announcement was made a year in advance to give the Board of Tr...

24-hour Improv raises funds for Trilogy

At the end of Musical Hour, clockwise from left, Henry Nolan, Sam Gelband, Jeremy Howell, Rose Gottlieb, Sam Halgren, Eli Zavatsky and Cory Rand.

cade beck

April 22, 2013

Last Friday and Saturday, Whitman improv group Varsity Nordic performed improv for 24 hours straight. Starting at 6 p.m. on April 19 and lasting until 6 p.m. April 20, the event raised money for Trilogy Recovery Community. Varsity Nordic asked for a donation of $1 per game for the local organization. They...

Parents’ gifts crucial to growth

Parents' gifts crucial to growth

Hannah Aguirre-Clayshulte

October 18, 2012

Parents might not be immediately present while students are at college; however, parents are still more involved in the lives of students than sending care packages and paying tuition. Parents supply the momentum to keep the college striving for new heights. Maintaining a strong relationship with parent...

‘Now is the Time’ campaign to begin new era of fundraising

Credit: Cade Beck

Allison Work

December 1, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 18, Whitman announced the start of its "Now is the Time" campaign at a dinner for Trustees, alumni and friends of the college in Seattle, WA, kicking off the public phase of a new fundraising endeavor for the college. "It is unusual for a college to go as long as Whitman has gone without...

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