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Campus-wide in-person classes curtail living and learning pods

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

For the spring semester, Whitman's Residence Life introduced living and learning pods to the campus. They were initially designed to ensure that some students could safely be on campus without access to...

Whitman conducts COVID-19 testing for spring semester: six students, one employee test positive

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor January 29, 2021

Whitman College has administered nearly 3,000 COVID-19 tests to faculty, staff and students in the past two weeks as community members return to in-person and hybrid learning. They first tested all...

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Choosing between in-person or online instruction: Professors weigh individual preferences

Abby Main, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise, professors have struggled to decide whether to teach in-person or online this spring. The Whitman administration sent out a survey on Oct. 8 to faculty asking them to list their...

Whitman College announces plans for in-person spring semester

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor October 30, 2020

In an email to the Whitman community on Friday, Oct. 30, President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman College plans to bring all students back to campus this spring. Classes will be a combination of in-person,...

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First year students respond to living and learning pods plan

Abby Main, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

Overview In an email sent Oct. 9, Whitman College President Kathy Murray introduced the college’s plan in the event that all students are unable to return next semester for in-person learning. “In...

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