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“If you can get it, get it”: Everyone above 16 eligible for the vaccine in Washington

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021

All Washington residents aged 16 years and above are now eligible to receive vaccination against COVID-19, according to the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). Teenagers aged 16 or 17 may need...

Finalized FSR recommends 25 percent increase in financial aid gapping

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter March 11, 2021

On Wednesday, March 10, President Kathy Murray released the financial sustainability recommendations of the President's Cabinet. The Cabinet decided not to recommend increasing flexibility in financial...

Whitman conducts COVID-19 testing for spring semester: six students, one employee test positive

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor January 29, 2021

Whitman College has administered nearly 3,000 COVID-19 tests to faculty, staff and students in the past two weeks as community members return to in-person and hybrid learning. They first tested all...

Reducing uncertainty on cost: Whitman finalizes early financial aid guarantee

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

After a year as a pilot program, Whitman’s early financial aid guarantee is now finalized. The free program allows prospective students to learn how much financial aid they would receive from Whitman...

Board of Trustees delay budget approval

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter April 4, 2020

In February 2020, the Board of Trustees gathered on campus for the Winter Board Meetings. Traditionally, it is at these meetings that the board approves the budget for the coming fiscal year — but not...

Angela Davis challenges Whitman to Ban the Box

Abby Malzewski, News Reporter March 5, 2020

Activist Angela Davis introduced the Ban the Box campaign to Whitman campus during her keynote speech on Feb. 19 that opened the 2020 Power & Privilege Symposium. During Davis’ talk, she asked...

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

Chris Hankin, News Editor May 1, 2018

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...

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What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor February 1, 2018

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...

Responding to Whitman’s Forbes Ranking Drop

Kate Grumbles, News Editor December 5, 2017

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...

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A Merger and a Whole Lot More

Chris Hankin, News Editor September 12, 2017

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...

Pay by Credit Policy Change Rankles Students

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter March 30, 2017

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...

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