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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Sheehan Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer April 27, 2017

A diverse and striking spread of artwork now inhabits the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts exhibition space. These pieces are the works of class of 2017 art majors, who went through...

KWCW Show of the Week: The Revolver Yoga Hour

KWCW Show of the Week: “The Revolver Yoga Hour”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer December 1, 2016

Yoga instruction, philosophy and a little bit of music are all brought together in “The Revolver Yoga Hour,” a KWCW show hosted by community member and alumnus Court Morgan ‘07. The show focuses...

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici.

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Natalie Berg May 7, 2015
From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 272 students, faculty and staff members joined members of ASWC and Divest Whitman in a sit-in to protest the college’s investments in fossil fuels.
Professor Melissa Wilcox amended the door hangers produced in conjunction with the visit from representatives from the Office of Civil Rights. Photo by Anna Dawson.

OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy

Lachlan Johnson April 30, 2015
Investigators from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) visited Whitman from Wednesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 23 to determine whether or not the college is following its professed Title IX and sexual assault policies. In the week prior to the OCR visit, the college launched a contentious publicity campaign using door hangers.

2015 Lifestyle Survey results released

Jeremy Alexander April 30, 2015
This week Whitman College released the results of the 2015 Lifestyle Choices survey. Completed only once every three years, the Lifestyle Survey has assessed six categories of student behaviors since 2002.
Yes, I personally feel safe on campus, but Im aware and disheartened that thats not a feeling that everybody on campus has. I think this campus  does have exclusionary norms, such as happiness and friendliness, even--and whiteness--and these norms do make some feel unsafe. And so while I personally feel safe, it disgusts me that thats not a shared feeling.

Marga deJong, senior

Voices of the Community // Issue 12

Halley McCormick December 4, 2014

Do you feel safe on campus, physically or otherwise? Photographer Halley McCormick takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

Olivia Coakley (2017), Jack Wheeler (2017), Caitlyn Yoshina (2015) rehearsing for the show.

Student opera class showcases singing skills

Daniel Kim December 4, 2014

Today, Thursday, Dec. 3, students in Whitman's opera class will be showcasing their talents. The showcase takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Chism Hall and is the culmination of a semester's worth of work with...

Senior Piano Recitals to Showcase Musical Mastery

Senior Piano Recitals to Showcase Musical Mastery

Emma Dahl May 8, 2014
Two music majors, seniors Kaity McCraw, who is also majoring in religion, and Andrés Crane, who is also majoring in BBMB, both have upcoming senior piano recitals.
Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Shelly Le May 1, 2014
Unlike other signifiers of identity, "first generation" comes attached to a diverse spectrum of backgrounds. Many who identify as first generation struggle at college with family finances, varying levels of cultural capital and feelings of isolation. However, not all do, and the phrase “first generation and working class” isn’t necessarily all-encompassing.

College Provides More Support For FGWC Students

Drew Edmonds May 1, 2014
The current first-year class has the largest number of first-generation students that Whitman has ever seen, a trend accompanied by increasing administrative involvement in promoting conversations about socioeconomic diversity.
Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes

Sarah Cornett May 1, 2014
The art department has changed the structure of its introductory studio art classes, ending the popular Introduction to Visual Arts Practices class and instead creating more specialized "Foundations" courses.
Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Emily Lin-Jones May 1, 2014
Navigating the ups and downs of financial aid from semester to semester can pose a significant challenge for FGWC students, even with support from the Office of Financial Aid itself.
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