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Walla Walla elementary and middle schools return to full in-person learning

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Walla Walla elementary and middle school students will now attend full-day classes in person after months of hybrid learning came to an end on April 26. Walla Walla District School Board announced,...

“As close to ‘normal’ as possible”: Whitman announces plans for in-person fall semester, vaccinations required

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

Whitman announced last week that vaccinations will be mandatory for all students next fall — following suit with colleges across the country that are planning for a semester reminiscent of pre-COVID...

The optimism behind the prospect of a “normal” fall semester

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist April 29, 2021

With the significant increase in the vaccination rollout in Walla Walla and the United States during the last couple of months, there has been an increased sense of optimism and hope that things will return...

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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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