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Sheehan Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

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:
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...

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici.
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. During the sit-in,...

OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy

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.
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...

2015 Lifestyle Survey results released

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. The...

Voices of the Community // Issue 12

December 4, 2014

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

Student opera class showcases singing skills

Olivia Coakley (2017), Jack Wheeler (2017), Caitlyn Yoshina (2015) rehearsing for the show.
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
May 8, 2014

As the end of the school year draws nearer, Whitman seniors are wrapping up theses, projects and their time at Whitman. For many music majors, this means senior recitals, featuring themselves playing...

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

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges
May 1, 2014

"Class is invisible. You can dress and act a different way and no one would ever really know what you might be struggling with. First-generation students really are in an invisible category." As...

College Provides More Support For FGWC Students

May 1, 2014

Shelly Le contributed additional reporting. While most Whitman College students come from upper and middle class families where at least one parent has graduated from college, a growing population of...

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes

Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes
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
May 1, 2014

Shelly Le contributed additional reporting. For students from lower-income backgrounds, financial aid is often a critical part of their decision to attend Whitman––but navigating the ups and...

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