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What’s in the Box? Whitman’s Revamped Admissions Process

Chris Hankin, News Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Since the January 15 application deadline, Whitman College’s Admissions team has been hard at work turning a 10-year high in applications into bodies in classrooms next fall. In pursuing this end, Vice President for Enrollment and Communications Josh Jensen and his team have totally changed the experience...

What’s in a Mission Statement?

What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by the Board of Trustees next week. The statement reads as follows: Situated within the rich landscape ...

Responding to Whitman’s Forbes Ranking Drop

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS

When the Forbes list of “America’s Top Colleges 2017” was released this August, Whitman was ranked #78. This is a drop of 25 spots from our rank of #53 in 2016.   Whitman Ranking Infographic This drop in rankings doesn’t necessarily mean Whitman experienced a corresponding drop in quality ...

A Merger and a Whole Lot More

A Merger and a Whole Lot More

Chris Hankin, News Editor

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Josh Jensen splits his week between the Boyer and Penrose houses. Two days at the former, three at the latter. His movement across campus is the most visible change since the merger of the Communications and Admissions departments. Jensen has been with the college for just over a year now. He arrived...

Pay by Credit Policy Change Rankles Students

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Whitman College faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the College’s pay by credit policy. As of this year, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up to eight credits, twice as many as the four credits required next year. A working group consisting of faculty, staff...

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