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OP-ED: Kathy’s vandalism email: A political-economic explanation

October 24, 2019

Yesterday, I was sitting and chatting with some friends when the word “milquetoast” was used in conversation. Two of my friends hadn’t heard the word before, so I explained that it meant "timid, meak or unassertive," and is often used to criticize the spineless lack of commitment to justice on t...

Draft for New Mission Statement Revised

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2017

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, President Kathleen Murray sent an updated draft of the college’s proposed mission statement to student listservs. According to the email, the newest draft is based on “extensive feedback received from faculty, staff, and students.” The mission statement was also discussed by the Whitman Experience Committee during gover...

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Contributed by John Lee.

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2017

The pitcher’s mound at Safeco Field in Seattle contains a six inch by two feet slab of white rubber placed exactly 60 feet, six inches from home plate. In the 18 years of Safeco’s existence as the home of MLB’s Seattle Mariners, that rubber has hosted four no-hitters, two perfect games and coun...

Student groups, working group to look at “Missionary” Mascot

Sara Platnick

December 8, 2015

President Kathy Murray, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and the Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) are creating initiatives to look into potentially changing the Whitman College Mascot, the “Fighting Missionary.” The missionary mascot was created in 1907, w...

#AskKathy video series offers opportunity to meet incoming president

Dr. Murray was on campus filming parts of the video series. Photo contributed by Michelle Ma from Whitman Communications.

Allie Donahue

April 23, 2015

This week the Whitman Office of Communications began releasing the first videos in a series titled #AskKathy. In the series, Whitman's incoming president, Dr. Kathleen Murray, answers questions submitted by students, faculty, staff, alumni and Walla Walla community members via Facebook, Instagram...

14th President Murray will lead college into next phase

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici.

Emily Lin-Jones

November 20, 2014

Lachlan Johnson contributed reporting. Last Thursday the Presidential Search Committee named Kathleen Murray, currently provost and dean of faculty at Macalester College, as Whitman's 14th president. Murray's selection was the culmination of a months-long nationwide search that involved a committee of tru...

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

New president Kathleen Murray shakes hand with the Chair of the Board of Trustees Brad McMurchie at her announcement earlier today. Photo by Marcovici

Aleida Fernandez

November 13, 2014

Earlier today, Dr. Kathleen Murray was announced as Whitman College' s 14th president.  Murray is currently the Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray received her Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1979. She went on to receive her Master of...

Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President

Photo by Marcovici

Aleida Fernandez

November 13, 2014

Dr. Kathleen Murray has been named Whitman College's 14th president. Murray is the former Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray was selected from a nationwide search of about 100 candidates. The search committee, which was composed of staff members, faculty members an...

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