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“If I’m being completely honest, I volunteered to get vaccinated”: Students debate ethics of receiving vaccinations early

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter March 25, 2021

As one-sixth of Walla Walla County residents receive their final Pfizer shot, Whitman students question the ethics of volunteering to get vaccinated. In partnership with Walla Walla Volunteer Corps,...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter January 25, 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 2,000 people participated in the Women’s March On Walla Walla to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. The welcoming rally began in...

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Faculty-focused SEC Shift

Ben Kunz, Staff Reporter October 2, 2017

In response to the new Strategic Priorities document, the Student Engagement Center has moved from the Dean of Students’ office to the Dean of Faculty’s office. The move into the Provost’s office...

Whitman Tracks Alumni Trajectory 5 Years Out

Ben Kunz, News Reporter September 19, 2017

Each May for the past three years, The Institutional Research Office has produced five-year reports using Linkedin data that asks, “Where are our alumni?” Kristen Handley works in the Institutional...

Whitman Considers Academic Credit for Inmates in “Rhetoric and Incarceration” class

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter March 9, 2017

Faculty members and administration involved in Whitman’s Rhetoric, Incarceration and Civic Engagement class are at the beginning stages of granting incarcerated students at the Walla Walla Penitentiary...

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Getting off the road: residents of the Walla Walla homeless encampment spread positivity

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter March 2, 2017

Inside the “Getting Off the Road Homeless” Campground, campers are gathered around their fires as the sun slips below the horizon and the temperature drops. A man slices potatoes into a pan, remarking...

Federal Judge who blocked Trump's immigration ban a Whitman alum

Federal Judge who blocked Trump’s immigration ban a Whitman alum

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor February 8, 2017

The Federal Judge who temporarily blocked President’s Trump’s controversial immigration ban is a Whitman graduate, with deep ties to the Whitman community. Judge James Robart ‘69 made international...

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....

Letter to the Editor: Mr. Whitman’s Success

November 2, 2016

To the Editor and Publisher: The Kappas’ recent achievement of raising more than $50,000 from the Mr. Whitman contest for The Health Center is astonishing and should be celebrated. I would be surprised...

Women in Leadership Symposium Focuses on Diversity and Advocacy

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director October 13, 2016

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take place Oct. 27, following a year of reexamination of its organizational process. A student-led protest of the symposium last year led to an effort...

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Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor September 8, 2016

New students were welcomed to Whitman this year with an orientation program designed to introduce them to their new home–and to remind them of who they share it with. 2016 marks the inaugural year for...

Student Engagement Center Continues Rapid Growth

North Bennett April 7, 2016
The Student Engagement Center (SEC) provides Whitman students with a wide variety of career development and community service opportunities, but it has not always been that way.
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