Whitman Wire

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Michelle Janning playing the piano: Neal Christopherson playing the guitar in the middle.

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018

Outside of the music department at Whitman, there are many staff and faculty members with incredible musical talent. On Sunday, March 25, two of these musicians, Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning and Director of Institutional Research Neal Christopherson, performed at the annual Whitman Faculty...

What Makes a Metric

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 25, 2018

Folks in the Whitman community may have glossed right over the word “metric” in President Murray’s most recent email following the Board of Trustees February meeting. “Metrics” only warranted two mentions, though hashing out specifics over their implementation is sure to prove contentious. The...

Pressing $50,000

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

April 20, 2017

The rise of tuition far beyond that of inflation is a well documented phenomena in higher education. But what accounts for these shifts at Whitman in particular?

Campus Climate Survey Offers A Starting Point

Georgia Lyon, News Editor

November 17, 2016

Numbers may add to Whitman’s ability to improve its campus climate. Last spring, students, faculty and staff at Whitman filled out the anonymous campus climate survey administered in February of 2016. The Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity council (WIDE) used the general format of the campus ...

School adjusts to budget cuts

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief

October 20, 2016

Departments at Whitman will have to fight for additional funds this coming year due to a shortfall in the college’s 2016-2017 budget. President Kathy Murray sent an email to all staff and faculty on October 3 alerting them that the normal budgeting process, where departments submit budget proposals for add...

New Schedule Introduces Morning Labs, Classes During Lunch

Ellen Ivens-Duran

October 7, 2015

A significant majority of the faculty voted on Wednesday, Sept. 30th to implement a new course schedule beginning next fall. Major features of the modified schedule include having lab-length class slots in the mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, class slots on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:30 to 12:50, and more classes on Fridays.

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