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Pio Past: Contextualizing the Symposium

Pio Past: Contextualizing the Symposium
February 19, 2018

"Assuming that the seriousness of racial issues can be measured by the publicly visible incidents brought to the attention of our entire community is problematic." -Veronica Willeto, published on Nov....

Shady Lawn Antiques Reopens After Winter Hiatus

February 19, 2018

This year on Valentine’s Day, Dave and Jill Emigh reopened the doors of Shady Lawn Antiques after a long winter hiatus for furniture restoration. Just five minutes from the center of Whitman’s campus,...

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop

Through the Windows of the Barber Shop
February 8, 2018

Walla Walla native Ellen Saager has been watching Walla Walla grow from the windows of her barber shop — Ellen’s Cutting Edge — since 1987. Before that, she watched from the windows of her...

What’s in a Mission Statement?

Photo by Samarah Uribe
After months of institutional soul-searching, Whitman will present a new mission statement to the Board of Trustees next week.
February 1, 2018

On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by...

Revising Our Sordid Pasts

November 9, 2017

In this age of alternative facts and Russian-sponsored fake news, it behooves us to remember Spanish poet and philosopher George Santayana’s words of wisdom – “those who cannot remember the past...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

April 6, 2017

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

December 8, 2016

It’s not news to say that our criminal justice system is broken. The United States constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of that population are imprisoned individuals, the...

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

KWCW Show of the Week:
Trevor Press and Zach Turner are up early every Friday morning to give you some amusing lessons about the history of presidential elections.
October 20, 2016

According to the hosts of “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation),” senior economics and psychology major Trevor Press and senior philosophy major Zach Turner,...

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
The new exhibit shows off a number of local historical quilts - with a lot of painstakingly researched detail!
September 22, 2016

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however,...

Home in Pásxapa

Photo by Marra Clay
September 8, 2016

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for...

IPECC Petition Calls on Whitman to Engage with its History

March 10, 2016
The Whitman College Indigenous Peoples Education and Culture Club (IPECC) has put forth a petition calling for a critical examination of Whitman’s past and its relationship to colonialism.

Ankeny Excavation Reveals Lives of Nineteenth Century Students

February 25, 2016

A recent excavation done by the Whitman archival team at a dig site in an undisclosed and inaccessible corner of Ankeny revealed pages from the ancient college newspaper Unnamed, founded by the community...

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