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Draft for New Mission Statement Revised

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

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

Blues Baseball Shines at Safeco

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief

March 9, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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


Filed under NEWS

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

#AskKathy video series offers opportunity to meet incoming president

Allie Donahue

April 23, 2015


Filed under Community, NEWS

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

14th President Murray will lead college into next phase

Emily Lin-Jones

November 20, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

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 Sits Down With The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez

November 13, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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

Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President

Aleida Fernandez

November 13, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

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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