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Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 the parking lot of the First Congregational Church at 10 a.m. Signs bobbed amongst the crowd with quip...

Faculty-focused SEC Shift

Faculty-focused SEC Shift

Ben Kunz, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS

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 under the Dean of Faculty Alzada Tipton will not have a dramatic impact on the SEC’s day to day activities....

Whitman Tracks Alumni Trajectory 5 Years Out

Ben Kunz, News Reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS

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 Research Office and leads the project. She appreciates the Linkedin survey because of ease of access...

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

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS

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 academic credit for the course. The course focuses on the connections between criminal justice, civi...

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


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 on his hunger as they fall into a sizzling pool of crisco. A panorama of the camp. On right, at...

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


Filed under NEWS

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 news last week for his ruling on a lawsuit filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Judge Robart served on the Board of Trustees from 1999-2012 and was Chair of the ...

Campus Climate Survey Offers A Starting Point

Georgia Lyon, News Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Community, NEWS

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 ...

Letter to the Editor: Mr. Whitman’s Success

November 2, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor

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 if any student group has generated that much philanthropic success through other fund raising...

Women in Leadership Symposium Focuses on Diversity and Advocacy

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

October 13, 2016


Filed under NEWS

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 by students, administrators and Colleen Willoughby ‘55, the symposium’s founder, to ensure that...

Home in Pásxapa

Home in Pásxapa

Christy Carley, Co-News Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 Whitman’s “Home in Pásxapa”  program: an event dedicated to detailing the history of Whitman and Walla W...

Student Engagement Center Continues Rapid Growth

North Bennett

April 7, 2016


Filed under NEWS

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.

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Sara Platnick

February 4, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon visited campus for a course and sessions on human rights advocacy.

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