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Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Photo by Chloe Carothers-Liske
February 7, 2018

On February 7th, Trustees met with students for dialogue on a wide variety of topics including the mission statement, next year’s budget, fundraising, and metrics with which they can assess progress...

What’s in a Mission Statement?

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After months of institutional soul-searching, Whitman will present a new mission statement to the Board of Trustees next week.
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...

Draft for New Mission Statement Revised

Differences between the Sept. 22 and updated Nov. 28 mission statement drafts shared by President Murray.
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...

Whitman Prepares for Mission Statement Adjustment

October 11, 2017

On Sept. 15, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced a plan to redraft the institution’s mission statement. “When I was a candidate for Whitman’s presidency,” Murray wrote in an email...

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