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Salcedo, 5 from right, poses here with students at the Glover Alston Center. Salcedo has received numerous awards for her work, notably the West Coast Liberty Award, James Earl Hardy Legends Award, and the Women in Leadership Award, among with others.

Internationally Renowned Trans-Activist Bamby Salcedo Visits Campus

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter April 9, 2018

Bamby Salcedo, nationally recognized activist for trans issues, spoke at Whitman on April 6 to a small group in the Glover Alston Center. The crowd of Whitman students and community members sat in circle...

Strategic Priorities Discussed at Feedback Forums

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter April 5, 2018

This past week, the Strategic Planning Committee released an update on the planning process over the past months and hosted three feedback sessions with the greater Whitman community. The document emailed...

Cuts to Classics Cause Upset

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter March 8, 2018

During the February 28 faculty meeting, the Committee of Division Chairs (CDC) announced their recommendations for new tenure track positions, notably excluding the Classics department. The loss of a tenure...

Shady Lawn Antiques Reopens After Winter Hiatus

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter February 19, 2018

This year on Valentine’s Day, Dave and Jill Emigh reopened the doors of Shady Lawn Antiques after a long winter hiatus for furniture restoration. Just five minutes from the center of Whitman’s campus,...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter February 1, 2018

On October 9, 2017, recognized nationally as Columbus Day and unofficially as Indigenous People’s day, the portrait of Narcissa Whitman hanging in the Great Hall of Prentiss was defaced and the hands...

Cassandra Otero Wins Governor’s Award

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter May 4, 2017

Whitman Junior Cassandra Otero was recently honored with the Students Serving Washington Award as well as the Governor’s Award through the Campus Compact Washington organization. Campus Compact,...

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Changing Focus: Administration to Recommend Not Renewing Certain Tenured Positions

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter April 27, 2017

The Whitman administration has recommended not renewing tenured positions of at least five retiring faculty members in a push to increase the student-faculty ratio. The administration recommended replacing...

Susanne Beechey on Health Care

Kate Grumbles March 30, 2017

On March 24, 2017, House Republicans withdrew the American Health Care Act before it was put up for a vote. On Tuesday, March 28 Wire reporter Kate Grumbles spoke with Associate Professor of Politics Susanne...

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter March 2, 2017

The Whitman College Technology Center recently reached its six month mark at the new office across the street from College House, and tech employees are already seeing the positive impacts. Before July...

Whitman Professor Jack Jackson weighs in on Supreme Court nominee

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter February 16, 2017

One week after President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the position of Associate Justice to replace the late Justice Scalia, Wire reporter Kate Grumbles sat down with Assistant Professor Jack Jackson...

Photo by Mitchell Smith.

“Jornaleros” shown in Walla Walla

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter February 2, 2017

Voz Worker’s Rights Organization came to Walla Walla last Saturday to show their documentary “Jornaleros,” which showcased the lives of day laborers in Portland. This event was hosted and organized...

Whitman Admissions Adopts Test Optional Application Process

Kate Grumbles September 22, 2016

The Whitman Office of Admissions announced on September 20 that standardized tests would no longer be mandatory for applicants to Whitman College. This change comes on the heels of a nearly unanimous...

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