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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

2023 Rabinowtiz Award winners are announced

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter April 20, 2023

Since 2011, the Ben Rabinowitz Award has been given in honor of Whitman College President Tom Chronin to support projects that seek to promote compassion in medicine, politics or on-campus projects. The...

Why America needs universal healthcare

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist February 23, 2023

As someone who rides horses, and has done so for most of my life, I risked my safety and health every time I got on the back of a horse. Unsurprisingly, there were times when I got hurt. Every time I would...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

The limits of mental healthcare in Walla Walla

Alasdair Padman and Mat Chapin March 25, 2021

The trauma of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased demand for mental healthcare in Walla Walla. It has exposed the preexisting inadequacies and inequalities that disproportionately...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

What medical care is missing

Gavin Victor, Columnist February 27, 2020

“America’s healthcare system,” says Walter Cronkite, “is neither healthy, caring nor a system.” Most of the contemporary debate surrounding healthcare has to do with who pays for it rather than...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

GOP Failure to Keep its one Promise Bodes ill for Trump Presidency

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist March 30, 2017

Last week the Republican party embarrassed itself in a cynical display of infighting and discord. As the Republican congress fought within itself due to displeasure with the GOP health care bill, President...

School adjusts to budget cuts

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief October 20, 2016

Departments at Whitman will have to fight for additional funds this coming year due to a shortfall in the college’s 2016-2017 budget. President Kathy Murray sent an email to all staff and faculty on...

An alternative health care option: single-payer

Bryant Fong September 27, 2009

The health care system as we know it is out of control. I wrote about the problem this past spring.   I called for action on Obama's part during his crucial first 100 days in office. I suggested that...

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