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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 what first started out as strongly worded emails has now escalated to a full-scale attack on stubb...

On-campus housing for juniors and seniors takes shape

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

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 with concerns over decreased availability as well as the separation of junior and senior housing, t...

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 College. They approved the proposal and  recommended, by a vote of 5-0, to bring the parcel into the...

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

The Beta Theta Pi house. Photograph by Jackie Greisen.

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 fraternity leaders and the board of the Gamma Zeta Association, which owns the Beta chapter house at...

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 Walla Alliance for theHomeless failed to consult with existing officials and agencies working on...

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 Pi fraternity, in addition to greeting a new pledge class, have been dealing with internal discussions...

Everything but the Kitchen Sink


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.  That would be fine, except that unfurnished here means that everything that can be removed has be...

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Lorah Steichen

December 12, 2013

While most students are able to take advantage of school breaks as an opportunity to head home and unwind, a select number of Whitman College students remain on campus even while residence halls close. During winter and spring vacations, students who are not able to make other accommodations are housed in residence halls. In addition to intern...

Comprehensive guide to campus housing options

Mallory Martin

March 13, 2012

With on-campus housing deadlines looming after spring break, I have taken it upon myself to help YOU get as prepared as possible for the housing crunch. So what are your options? Check out my Housing Profiles below. Unless otherwise specified, applications for specific residence halls are part of ...

Admissions sees slight decline in applicant pool

Jon Ruffin

February 24, 2011

Whitman's pool of applicants for the Class of 2015 edged down by approximately three percent from last year. Although this number seems slight, it may have a noticeable affect on campus come next fall. Between 1,000 and 2,000 applications are submitted in the few days before Jan. 15 as prospectiv...

Huge entering class strains college resources

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Hadley Jolley

September 16, 2010

Several incoming first-years nearly slept in a Jewett Hall lounge according to Associate Dean of Students Nancy Tavelli. As there weren't sufficient rooms, she had originally planned to accommodate students in the lounge; it was only after students cancelled their fall 2010 enrollment that Tavelli ...

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