Whitman Wire

Show me the money: an examination of Whitman’s finances

Lachlan Johnson

October 9, 2014

As the Now Is the Time campaign approaches its conclusion, the sun is setting on one financial era of the college. President Bridges came to the college in 2005  with the intent of strengthening the college's financial position and increasing the endowment. While the last fifteen years saw a huge increase...

Umatilla, Forest Service negotiate future of Spring Mountain

Umatilla, Forest Service negotiate future of Spring Mountain

Nolan Bishop

October 9, 2014

In recent months, members of the Umatilla tribe have initiated conversations with the Forest Service about the usage of Spring Mountain, a site of cultural significance to the tribe and a popular rock climbing destination in northeastern Oregon. Situated just outside of La Grande, Oregon, it is frequently...

Alumni, Faculty Raise Concerns About Spending and Diversity

Lane Barton

October 9, 2014

As articles and demonstrations question Whitman College's financial aid and its effect on socioeconomic diversity, concern about the issues has been raised by alumni and faculty members. Although their perspectives vary with their different relations with the college, members of both groups are looking f...

ASWC lays out ambitions in first Senate meeting

ASWC lays out ambitions in first Senate meeting

Annie Roge

October 9, 2014

ASWC officially kicked off the 2014/15 year with their first senate meeting this Sunday after an eventful first month back on campus. ASWC President Tatiana Kaehler––who began her leadership during a storm of controversy over economic diversity at Whitman––admits that, despite her election...

Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Andy Monserud

October 9, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. With midterm elections approaching in November, Whitman students hosted a voter registration drive on Friday, September 26th.  Juniors Gladys Gitau and Michael Augustine organized the drive through the Washington Bus, an advocacy group which promotes youth political in...

President Bridges to Step Down Next Year

Emily Lin-Jones

February 27, 2014

President George Bridges announced he will step down from his position at the end of the next academic year in an email sent out to the student body on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Bridges, formerly a sociology professor and associate dean at University of Washington, was appointed as Whitman College's president by the Board of Trustees in 2005. Accordin...

City Council Votes to Close Aviary, Plans for Future

Lane Barton

February 27, 2014

The Pioneer Park Aviary, which has teemed with a wide variety of avian wildlife for years, may soon find its enclosures empty after Walla Walla City Council voted to close it two weeks ago. A motion to begin the planning phase of closing the aviary, which has been the subject of closure talks since ...

Trio of Hip-Hop Musicians to Come to Campus for Spring Concert

Emma Dahl

February 27, 2014

This Thursday, Feb. 27, three hip-hop artists will be performing in the Reid Campus Center Ballroom for the Whitman Events Board big spring concert. In the past, ballroom performers have included Macklemore, Kitten and St. Vincent (although she technically played on the sidelawn). This semester, there...

Russian Problems Remain Despite Revolutionized Games in Sochi

Pamela London

February 27, 2014

With an emphatic ceremony celebrating the past and the future, the XXII Olympic Winter Games came to a close. The flame was put out––by giant stuffed animals crying fake tears, no less––and now the eyes of the world turn to the next great sporting venture. The Olympic cycle will next stop in...

Sherman Victim of Gender Normativity in Media

Sherman Victim of Gender Normativity in Media

Alisha Agard

February 27, 2014

This NFL football season was an entertaining one. Full of rivals and surprising wins, it was cool to see some of the underdog teams step up to the plate. As a Seattleite, I was happy to see the success of the Seattle Seahawks, and when they won the game against the San Francisco 49ers that sent the...

Senior Ethan Dederick Advances to Second Round of Mars One Application

Senior Ethan Dederick Advances to Second Round of Mars One Application

Josephine Adamski

February 27, 2014

Senior Ethan Dederick  has passed the first round of applications to be on the first manned mission to Mars. Getting accepted into the program would mean that Dederick gets a one-way ticket to Mars. In other words, he wouldn't be returning to Earth. The program is called Mars One, a non-profit organ...

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