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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Whitman Raises Rent for Off Campus Housing

Whitman Raises Rent for Off Campus Housing

Sebastian Squire, News Editor February 1, 2024

Whitman College is planning a roughly $150 rent increase to college-owned off-campus housing at the beginning of the next academic year, according to Jeff Hamrick, the College’s Vice President for...

Whitman announces new, worse housing to make the rest seem better

Ian Lewis, unsure if North counts as off-campus housing March 2, 2023

In what comes as a disappointment to supporters of living in places that are nice, Whitman Residence Life has announced that, rather than attempt to address concerns about current present housing options,...

Whitman and Walla Walla respond to local homelessness

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter November 17, 2022

The city of Walla Walla and Whitman College work to provide support to local homelessness, an issue that affects over 200 people in Walla Walla County. Citywide initiatives such as the Walla Walla Alliance...

Administration begins threatening students to discourage them from staying on campus

Administration begins threatening students to discourage them from staying on campus

Ann Karneus, Squatter April 3, 2020

As the Whitman campus practically shut down and classes moved online in light of the global pandemic’s worsening situation, the administration has repeatedly urged students to pack up and go home. But...

On campus housing for juniors and seniors is still in the design process but will occur at the College Creek site, replacing Marcus House.

On-campus housing for juniors and seniors takes shape

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor October 1, 2019

Residence Life 2.0, a housing committee filled with students, faculty and staff, is currently working on the design stage of on-campus housing for juniors and seniors. The new housing proposal was formed...

WWCC Feels Double-Edged Sword of Expanding Wine Industry

WWCC Feels Double-Edged Sword of Expanding Wine Industry

Nick Maahs, News Reporter February 13, 2018

The Walla Walla County Planning Commission held a public hearing last Wednesday, Feb. 7 discussing, among other items, a proposal regarding a 27 acre plot of land adjacent to the Walla Walla Community...

The Beta Theta Pi house. Photograph by Jackie Greisen.

Breaking: Beta Theta Pi Will Remain in House for 2017-18

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter April 30, 2017

Whitman’s chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity is expected to remain in its house for the 2017-2018 school year, and possibly beyond. Betas received the news following a Sunday meeting between...

Letter to the Editor: Housing Alliance Consults With Community

September 30, 2015

To the Editor: In addition to legitimate differences of approach to the plight of increasing numbers of homeless in the Walla Walla area, it has often been claimed that those involved in the new Walla...

Betas consider future of housing

Lane Barton October 3, 2014

With the conclusion of the 2014 fall recruitment cycle, all Greek life institutions will be winding down from a flurry of activities and welcoming new members to their ranks. But members of the Beta Theta...

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Erik March 17, 2014

Looking for a place to live here has got me wondering whether the phrase "everything but the kitchen sink" has its origins in Brazil. Apartments and houses for rent in Brazil are generally unfurnished. ...

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Lorah Steichen December 12, 2013
Whereas many colleges charge students for housing accommodations over breaks, Whitman offers the service free of charge during the academic year. In addition, every international student is given the option of having a friendship family, a family from the community with whom they are able to build a relationship in order to support their transition to school in the United States.

Comprehensive guide to campus housing options

Mallory Martin March 13, 2012
With on-campus housing deadlines looming after spring break, A&E reporter Mallory Martin has prepared a comprehensive guide to help you through the jungle of housing options.
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