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Greekend not harnessing full potential of Greek system

Christopher Hankin

April 30, 2015


Filed under OPINION

As a member of the Greek system, I often find myself becoming defensive when people call on us to do more about issues such as sexual misconduct or a lack of diversity at Whitman. Sometimes it feels as though there is an unfair burden placed on men's and women's fraternities that is not placed on other organi...

Return of fraternities to campus sparks debate at Willamette University (part two)

March 18, 2015


Filed under NW News

These stories were originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University in March of 2015 (dates and authors attached to each story.) They are printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between northwest collegiate newspapers. We suggest you begin by reading s...

Return of fraternities to campus sparks debate at Willamette University (part one)

March 18, 2015


Filed under NW News

These stories were originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University in February and March of 2015 (dates and authors attached to each story.) They are printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between northwest collegiate newspapers. 2 fraternities approved for hous...

Sigma Chi-hosted Greek Life discussion focuses on sexual assault

Sigma Chi-hosted Greek Life discussion focuses on sexual assault

Andy Monserud

March 12, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Whitman fraternity Sigma Chi held an open forum on Greek Life in Olin Hall on the night of Tuesday, March 10. The event, intended originally as a panel-based discussion touching on a variety of issues facing the Greek community, shifted due to low turnout to a largely crowd-sourced discussion focused...

Greek influence not being used for meaningful action

Katy Wills

February 26, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

My dearest Frat Stars and Soror Sisters of Whitman College, Greek groups have immense power on this campus. Besides having an extensive social presence on the weekends, a Greek group has the power to make normal certain behaviors and attitudes they value. If a member steps out of line, their men's...

Women’s fraternities cope with increased recruitment numbers

Annie Roge

October 3, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Whitman College's 2014 fall women's fraternity formal recruitment drew to a close last Monday, after the school's highest-ever turnout of 150 girls entering the process. Surpassing last year's impressive count of 143, this year's recruitment numbers indicate well the rising popularity of Greek life on...

Senior year provides new perspectives on Greek life

Martina Pansze

October 3, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

Within a few weeks of arriving to campus, first-years are faced with the decision of whether or not they want to go Greek. For many upperclassmen involved with men's and women's fraternities, however, the scene is much different than what they anticipated. Senior Zachary Gordy, a member of Tau Kappa...

The Greeks in Walla Walla

The Greeks in Walla Walla

Quin Nelson

March 21, 2013


Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: to the south, Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four women's fraternities, and to the north, Whitman's four fraternity houses. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitm...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

Karah Kemmerly

March 6, 2013


Filed under NEWS

While browsing whitmanencounters.com one day, senior Kate Kight saw a post that really scared her. This post, written by a student whose friend had been sexually assaulted by an RA, contained responses from several students offering resources and support for the survivor, which Kight found heartening....

Archive work––Erika Horwege profile

Kaili Masamoto

October 25, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

While working inside Penrose Library may not sound like most people's ideal way to spend summer vacation, senior Erika Horwege jumped at the opportunity. When Barbara Maxwell sent out an email asking for someone to help in the archives, Horwege readily applied since working in the archives incorporated...

Eta Sigma Phi to publicize interest in ancient languages, connect students nationally

Eta Sigma Phi to publicize interest in ancient languages, connect students nationally

Rose Woodbury

December 8, 2011


Filed under NEWS

While the classics department may seem relatively small, with only three declared senior majors, five declared juniors and two declared sophomores, students' passions for ancient Greek and Latin languages and culture run deep. Furthermore, many students currently enrolled in classics classes who may not nece...

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