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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Paloma Link.

Sex Week encourages sexual health and positivity

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter April 28, 2022

Sex Week, started by Green Dot and the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG), features various workshops and events throughout the week aim to promote sexual health, education and positivity among Whitman...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

Green Dot is gone. What’s next?

Tucker Grinnan, Feature reporter February 17, 2022

Green Dot was not perfect, but the consent education-sized hole left in the wake of its removal is yet to be filled.  Consent and bystander intervention used to be much more common words in the...

“Sex and Pizza” consent workshop debuts on campus

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter October 28, 2021

On Oct. 13, residents of Stanton, Douglas, Jewett and North Halls attended a mandatory workshop dubbed “Sex and Pizza” to learn about consent. The workshop—put on by Residence Life—featured skits...

Does your Green Dot really matter?

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Columnist March 18, 2021

“Your Green Dot Matters!” Flyers and posters boast this phrase all around campus. Does it really? Adopted by Whitman in 2009, the Green Dot Bystander Intervention Program has been controversial from...

Green Dot and the Sexual Health Advocacy Group hope to create more sex-positive programming promoting both consent and sexual pleasure. Photos by James Baker.

Inaugural Sex Week promotes pleasure

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter February 24, 2020

Through the combined efforts of Green Dot and the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG), Whitman hosted its first Sex Week, starting on Feb. 24. As early as first-year orientation, Whitman students receive...

First year Clouds Bueerman reps a Green Dot shirt at Thursdays game.

Blues Baseball and Green Dot Team up to Raise Awareness

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor March 31, 2017

It was a win all-around Thursday afternoon as the Green Dot Advocates teamed up with Whitman baseball to use the afternoon's ballgame as a platform for increasing community awareness and knowledge...

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

Sarah Cornett October 17, 2013
Whitman's All Students for Consent club won the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by awareness and anti-rape media outlet Force. ASC was featured in prominent publications, including the Huffington Post and Bitch Magazine, for their recent win and their "Ask for It" Campaign.
Kayvon Behroozian 14 spearheaded bringing a smartphone security app to Whitman campus.  Photo by Halley McCormick.

Green Dot goes high-tech

Maegan Nelson September 6, 2012
Earlier this month, hundreds of first-years filed through Reid Campus Center to get their student IDs, record their voices and receive their mailbox assignments. Among the many tables that they passed by was one dedicated to the newly introduced “Campus Safety App” available for free.
Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Rachel Alexander March 1, 2012
From 2005 to 2010, there have been a total of 43 incidents of sexual assault reported on the Whitman College campus, according to Whitman's Clery crime statistics. Of these, 31 were incidents of forcible rape. It is likely that far more rapes have actually occurred over that period, because many go unreported. Some of these cases have made their way through Whitman's formal hearing process, and some have resulted in the college punishing the offender. Yet in the time that Detective Miguel Sanchez has been investigating rape and domestic violence cases for the Walla Walla Police Department, there hasn't been a single rape case from Whitman where criminal charges were filed.
Photo Credit: Ethan Parrish

Green Dot program aims to expand into Walla Walla

Rachel Alexander March 30, 2011

You're at a party, and you see someone slip a drug into your friend's drink. That's a red dot. You confront the person who tried to drug your friend, and then you make sure your friend gets home safely....

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