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County Commissioners vote to keep Columbus statue 

Rosa Woolsey, News Editor October 28, 2021

On Monday, Oct. 18, Walla Walla’s Board of County Commissioners, Todd Kimball, Greg Tompkins and Jennifer Mayberry voted to keep the Christopher Columbus statue situated in front of the Walla Walla County...

Narcissa Whitman monument outside Prentiss quietly removed

Narcissa Whitman monument outside Prentiss quietly removed

Jessie Brandt, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

In December, the stone monument to Narcissa Whitman next to Prentiss Hall was digitally archived, removed sans public announcement and met with little notice.  Before removal, a digital archive entry...

A history of student activism for racial justice on campus

Piper Olsen, Feature Reporter September 24, 2020

There has been an increased spotlight on contemporary issues of racial discrimination at Whitman, but current activists argue that we must not forget the legacy of unacknowledged work and demands of BIPOC...

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter December 1, 2016

The Navajo greeting “Ya’ahteeh,” translates to, “With all that is good in the universe, I greet you.” It was with these words that Danita Ryan began her talk on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Kimball...

IPECC Petition Calls on Whitman to Engage with its History

Christy Carley 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.
IPECCs History Day Calls Out Whitmans Past

IPECC’s History Day Calls Out Whitman’s Past

Mikaela Slade September 29, 2015
The Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club, IPECC, set out tables on Alumni weekend in order to educate both alumni and students about the racism and symbolism of some of the landmarks on campus.
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