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11th Annual Winter Student Art Salon

11th Annual Winter Student Art Salon

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Art pieces of all forms now make their temporary home in the gallery space and hallways of Fouts Center for Visual Arts. The eleventh Annual Winter Student Art Salon opened there on January 16 and will continue through February 7. The salon features work by both art majors and non-art majors, who submit...

“As You Like It” Annual Shakespeare Performance

“As You Like It” Annual Shakespeare Performance

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

September 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

On August 31, the student theater at Whitman put on a production of Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It" in the outdoor Amphitheater.

Near Totality on Ankeny

Near Totality on Ankeny

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

August 26, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On August 21st, Walla Walla caught a glimpse of what has become known as “The Great American Eclipse.”

Home in Pásxapa

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for Whitman’s “Home in Pásxapa”  program: an event dedicated to detailing the history of Whitman and Walla W...

Walla Walla Holds Voices of Youth Count

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

September 8, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Walla Walla is participating in a nationwide study of youth homelessness led by the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall Center for Children. The study’s supporters, including some Whitman students and alumni, hope that it will give Walla Walla a greater insight into the needs of its homeless population and how those needs can be served.

New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

Andy Monserud

September 10, 2015


Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Whitman held a special orientation for first-generation and working class (FGWC) students on the week of July 11-15. 32 first-year FGWC students were given a week on campus to take sample classes from Whitman professors and gain an understanding of the on-campus resources available to students.

Students react to “Think About It” orientation program

Christy Carley

September 10, 2015


Filed under NEWS

All new first year and transfer students were required to complete an online program entitled Think About It this summer, prior to arriving on campus.

ASWC considers resolution on sexual assault policy

Lachlan Johnson

January 29, 2015


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

A proposed resolution calling for changes to Whitman's Title IX and sexual assault policy will be discussed by the ASWC Senate on Sunday, Feb. 1. The resolution was written collaboratively by leaders from the college student body who formed the It's On Whitties committee this fall to discuss sexual...

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu comes to campus as MLK speaker

Andy Monserud

January 29, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu visited campus for a speech and a conversation with President George Bridges and the student body on Tuesday, Jan. 29. As this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speaker, Justice Yu spoke on race, poverty and the criminal justice system to a crowd of students, faculty...

Whitman College Ranks Last in Economic Diversity

Emily Lin-Jones

September 11, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Whitman College was placed at the bottom of a statistical survey published on the New York Times website Monday which measured the economic diversity of 97 U.S. colleges. To be considered for the survey, colleges needed to have a graduation rate higher than 75 percent. The survey ranked college...

Retirements, New Hires Herald Change in Student Affairs

Emily Lin-Jones

September 11, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Besides undergoing renovation, Memorial Building has seen some significant changes over the summer. The departure and retirement of several long-time staff members, in addition to promotions and new hires, add up to a changing administration at Whitman College. "The primary reason for change is staff...

Faculty Panel Kicks Off Discussions of ‘Reservation Blues’

Faculty Panel Kicks Off Discussions of ‘Reservation Blues’

Andy Monserud

September 11, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Among the chaos of move-in and the preparation for classes, Whitman hosted its annual summer reading panel in Cordiner Hall on Aug. 31. Professors Laura Ferguson, Nick Bader and Christopher Leise of the History, Geology and English departments, respectively, discussed their takes on Sherman Alexie's 1...

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