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Show me the money: an examination of Whitman’s finances

Lachlan Johnson

October 9, 2014

As the Now Is the Time campaign approaches its conclusion, the sun is setting on one financial era of the college. President Bridges came to the college in 2005  with the intent of strengthening the college's financial position and increasing the endowment. While the last fifteen years saw a huge increase...

Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign

Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign

Josephine Adamski

March 13, 2014

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, President Bridges announced to the campus that his time has come to step down. Coming to the end of his 10th year in office, the decision marks not only the president's transition, but the college's as well.  The announcement was made a year in advance to give the Board of Tr...

Now Is The Time For Horsies

Now Is The Time For Horsies

Evelyn Levine

October 3, 2013

Dear Whitman College Student Body, As some of you may know, I, Rim Teed, ASWC president of Whitman College, attended a prestigious West Coast boarding school by the name of Batcher. Now I wouldn't mention my prestigious West Coast boarding school, Batcher, without reason, unless it could benefit Wh...

Whitman Sets Lowest Tuition Increase in a Decade

Emily Lin-Jones

April 11, 2013

Whitman recently sent out letters to parents, announcing that tuition is set for $43,150 for the 2013-2014 academic year. This marks an increase of 3.25 percent, the lowest increase in the past decade, down from last year's increase of 4 percent. This increase is consistent with tuition increases...

President Bridges talks goals, challenges in annual ‘State of the College’ address

Rachel Alexander

October 18, 2012

President Bridges addressed staff, faculty and select students in a State of the College address given on Friday, Oct. 12. While the President has in the past given some form of an annual report to the college's staff and faculty, this is the first year that a formal State of the College address has...

Parents’ gifts crucial to growth

Parents' gifts crucial to growth

Hannah Aguirre-Clayshulte

October 18, 2012

Parents might not be immediately present while students are at college; however, parents are still more involved in the lives of students than sending care packages and paying tuition. Parents supply the momentum to keep the college striving for new heights. Maintaining a strong relationship with parent...

‘Now is the Time’ campaign to begin new era of fundraising

Credit: Cade Beck

Allison Work

December 1, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 18, Whitman announced the start of its "Now is the Time" campaign at a dinner for Trustees, alumni and friends of the college in Seattle, WA, kicking off the public phase of a new fundraising endeavor for the college. "It is unusual for a college to go as long as Whitman has gone without...

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