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Examining the future of Greek life at Whitman

Allison Cohen, Chief Copy Editor May 16, 2021

Once making up 41% of the school population, Greek life has faced a decline in membership in recent years. There was an 11% decline in membership from 2016 to 2019. In addition, the looming presence of...

Whitman completes inaugural survey to study campus racial climate

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter April 22, 2021

A campus climate study concluded on Tuesday, April 20 asked students about their experiences with the racial environment on Whitman campus in an effort to improve school-wide diversity and inclusion.  Questions...

Virtual events, emergency funding and academic communities: ASWC leaders reflect on semester goals

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter November 25, 2020

As our atypical semester draws to a close, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) team reflected on the goals they laid out for themselves at the beginning of the semester to support the student...

Inclusion Task Force update: 21 of 31 action items listed with Fall 2020 start date

Abby Main, Staff Reporter November 25, 2020

Of the 31 action items published by the Inclusion Task Force created this summer by Whitman President Kathy Murray, 21 are listed with a Fall 2020 start date. As the Whitman community reaches the end of...

Whitman College grapples with coronavirus threat

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2020

Following last week’s hospitalization of a man from Umatilla County with coronavirus, Whitman College has been taking steps to prevent the spread of the virus.  “The events around the world regarding...

Breaking: Walla Walla hospital treats Oregon’s third case of coronavirus

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief March 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has reached Walla Walla County.  An adult who tested positive for the virus is currently being hospitalized at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, according...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Reorienting the first year experience

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter December 9, 2019

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dean of Students Kazi Joshua sent out an email to the student body addressing a potential removal of the first-year pre-orientation "Immersion" programs, which includes Scrambles,...

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter October 8, 2018

The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library...

Kazi Joshua is excited to take on a new set if responsibilities this year as the new Interim  Dean of Students, succeeding Daren Mooko who left at the end of the academic year.

To Thrive and Flourish

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter September 23, 2018

He wears purple socks with bright red polka dots and matching bow tie as he sits over the arm of a chair and drinks coffee out of a Mason jar. Posters cover the walls of his office. One photograph is of...

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Claire Ommen, News Reporter March 29, 2018

Whitman College President, Kathy Murray, recently joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The Presidents’ Alliance is an alliance of leaders of American colleges and universities...

Lisa Perfetti and Kazi Joshua

Dialogue and Difference: Race and Ethnic Studies Class Leans Into Discomfort

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter February 8, 2018

Each Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 19 students take part in a class offered for the first time at Whitman called “Dialogue, Difference, and Social Justice.” This class explores how different...

Photo by Haley King

All Four Years: Diversity Work at Whitman

Martina Pansze, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2018
Despite the fact that the meaning of the word “diversity” has become murky from years of imprecision and tired overuse, it remains firmly planted in the limelight.
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