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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees, Provost Alzada Tipton, and President Kathy Murray

We write to express our deep disappointment regarding the recent decision to discontinue tenure-track positions in the humanities and social sciences. We are 2016 graduates and alums of Whitman’s History...

Murray first sitting president to attend ASWC meeting in over a decade

Ellen Ivens-Duran December 10, 2015
President Murray becomes the first sitting president in over a decade to speak at an ASWC meeting.

Students Speak Out on Global Studies

Lane Barton November 5, 2015
An ASWC resolution and an open letter signed by over 300 students indicates a strong level of support for the Global Studies Initiative.

New Schedule Introduces Morning Labs, Classes During Lunch

Ellen Ivens-Duran October 7, 2015
A significant majority of the faculty voted on Wednesday, Sept. 30th to implement a new course schedule beginning next fall. Major features of the modified schedule include having lab-length class slots in the mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, class slots on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:30 to 12:50, and more classes on Fridays.

New and Returning ASWC Leaders Discuss Goals

Georgia Lyon September 27, 2015
The Associated Students of Whitman College is preparing to pursue new measures with the help of the existing leadership and the first year senators elected on September 22.
Dr. Murray was on campus filming parts of the video series. Photo contributed by Michelle Ma from Whitman Communications.

#AskKathy video series offers opportunity to meet incoming president

Allie Donahue April 23, 2015
This week the Whitman Office of Communications began releasing the first videos in a series titled #AskKathy. Murray culled through about 10 pages of 12-point font to choose 25 questions to answer during a filming session on Monday, April 13.
ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

Natalie Berg November 20, 2014
ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman’s 12 comparison colleges, in response to students’ desire to become more involved in the college’s process of hiring and granting tenure to professors.

Elections fill 5 ASWC positions, leave 1 empty

Sam Jacobson September 25, 2014
ASWC Faculty Liaison Jack Percival, speaking before the election, was enthusiastic about the campaign. “I am excited to see how much interest there is among the freshman class about ASWC," said Percival. "I am excited to see who will be elected to represent their class, and I am sure that whoever is will do so to the best of their ability.”
Percival Dazzles Campus with Style, Physique

Percival Dazzles Campus with Style, Physique

Skye Vander Laan April 3, 2014
Jack Percival is without a doubt the hottest piece of action on Whitman campus. Everybody is already queuing up to meet the virile, visionary vice-president from Nevada. Yet what is all the buzz about? Read on to find out.
ASWC Resolution Condemns Racism on Campus

ASWC Resolution Condemns Racism on Campus

Sam Grainger-Shuba November 21, 2013
The resolution passed Sunday the 17th directly addresses the issue of institutionalized racism on Whitman’s campus that a group of at least 225 students and faculty rallied against on Nov. 7. The original resolution expressed alarm at underlying racism that exists on campus and called for changes to be made at an institutional and administrative level. ASWC expressed open support for students of color and made a list of demands of the administration.
ASWC Resolution Encourages Greater Counseling Resources

ASWC Resolution Encourages Greater Counseling Resources

Lorah Steichen November 14, 2013
Although the Counseling Center on campus is available to all Whitman College students, recent efforts from ASWC have moved to ensure that the center is not only open to all students but is also able to serve all students' needs. ASWC Senate passed a resolution on Nov. 3 supporting the creation of an additional position in the Counseling Center that would serve students from diverse backgrounds.

Percival and Behroozian Obtain New Leadership Roles

Sarah Cornett October 7, 2013
ASWC recently elected new leadership during their first Sunday senators meeting of the year. Sophomore Jack Percival and senior Kayvon Behroozian gained new titles of leadership at the first ASWC Senate meeting of the year Sunday night.
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