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Vast majority of Whitman trustees studied social sciences in undergrad

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

May 4, 2017

Attention is turned to the Board of Trustees this week as the group convenes for its annual Spring overseers meeting. We looked into the educational backgrounds of the board and found that it is dramatically skewed towards the social sciences in general, and economics in particular. Of the 16 trustees o...

Search Begins for New Assistant Vice President of Communications

Karah Kemmerly

March 21, 2013

Spring has brought some changes for the Whitman Office of Communications. By the start of next school year, the office will have a new assistant vice president of communications and a new web content specialist. Previous Web Content Specialist Phil Thompson recently left Whitman so that he could focus...

Parents’ gifts crucial to growth

Parents' gifts crucial to growth

Hannah Aguirre-Clayshulte

October 18, 2012

Parents might not be immediately present while students are at college; however, parents are still more involved in the lives of students than sending care packages and paying tuition. Parents supply the momentum to keep the college striving for new heights. Maintaining a strong relationship with parent...

Homing in on Walla Walla


Talia Rudee

October 11, 2012

After many Whitman students graduate, they don't want to leave the vast wheat fields, quaint Main Street and friends and faculty who have enriched their lives so much over four years in small-town Walla Walla. After attending Whitman himself, alumnus John Bogley '85 experienced an initial draw to...

Endowment fosters diverse initiatives

Endowment fosters diverse initiatives

Molly Emmett

April 19, 2012

The cost of a Whitman education is high. That fact is indisputable. However, without Whitman's approximately $400 million endowment, tuition would cost about 30 percent more. An endowed fund is a sum of money, small or large, that is gifted to a college or university that will be kept forever and use...

Board of Trustees approves faculty pay raise

Emily Lin-Jones

February 2, 2012

The Board of Trustees approved a two percent salary increase for college faculty and staff this year. The increase was recommended to the Board by President Bridges at a board meeting in November, and went into effect Sunday, Jan. 1. Pay raises for college employees have been rare to nonexistent ov...

‘Now is the Time’ campaign to begin new era of fundraising

Credit: Cade Beck

Allison Work

December 1, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 18, Whitman announced the start of its "Now is the Time" campaign at a dinner for Trustees, alumni and friends of the college in Seattle, WA, kicking off the public phase of a new fundraising endeavor for the college. "It is unusual for a college to go as long as Whitman has gone without...

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