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Wire Watch: Week of February 1

February 1, 2018

The History of Animation: Thursday, February 1 at 4 p.m. in Fouts 201, experimental animator Mariam Eqbal will give a lecture on the history of animation, as well as on her own work. She will also give...

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap

Faculty Art Show Features Kitchenware Sculpture, Scientific Studies, Foam Ice Cap
January 28, 2018

Sheehan Gallery now hosts a rare opportunity to experience art by all of the Whitman studio art department faculty in one space. This Whitman Studio Art Department Faculty Exhibition opened on January...

“Baby Driver” Soundtrack Drives Film

Illustration by Claire Revere
September 11, 2017

"Baby Driver” is an action-driven film with no time for character development: a technically perfect example of its genre. It is also a masterful blend of music and movement—the synchronicity of the...

Sheehan Gallery Renovations Give Artists More Options


Photo by Samarah Uribe
September 9, 2017
The Sheehan Gallery has undergone various renovations for safety reasons and also in order to open the possibilities for artists displaying their work in the space.

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

February 2, 2017

There is a sense of beauty and serenity to be found between the walls of the Sheehan Gallery where a new exhibition, “The Collected Life of Ikune Sawada,” has been installed. On display from Jan. 23...

Waitsburg Weighs In on Nestle, Declines Offer

September 15, 2016

The Nestle America company will not build a $50 million water bottling plant in Waitsburg. Nestle’s proposed project would have tapped Waitsburg’s water supply, using around 150 million gallons of...

ASWC’s Plans for This Year

September 15, 2016

ASWC is back and on track to explore new policies with a group of people who have a variety of talents and experiences. This academic year, The Associated Student of Whitman College (ASWC) intends...

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline
September 15, 2016

Whitman’s Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) held a rally at the steps of Penrose Library Tuesday evening in solidarity with protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing...

Who Rules the School? Trustees and Transparency

February 4, 2016
This week a small group of powerful people will meet behind closed doors to decide the future of Whitman College, as the Board of Trustees hold one of their three annual meetings.

Financial aid cuts leave some students short

September 17, 2015
While Whitman's aid process works for most people, as evidenced by the relatively low average debt with which students leave, it does not work for all. Unusual family circumstances can result in students' aid being cut during their later years in college, when it is more difficult to transfer both emotionally and academically.

Hindsight 9.17.2015

September 17, 2015

September 12th, 2015 Tens of thousands of Europeans held rallies in major cities across the continent urging their leaders to act quickly and decisively to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees...

Pio Past: Wallballers bounce back

September 17, 2015
Originally published Feb. 19, 1998 It was the quietest game of wallball ever. Avid wallball players celebrated in front of Cordiner in near silence Tuesday during the midnight hour after security confrontations threatened their weekly ritual. Security told Wallballers on Monday, February 9 at midnight that their sport was banned due to noise complaints from community members and damage concerns from the physical plant.
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