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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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

Lachlan Johnson October 9, 2014
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 in the college’s endowment, this increase was accompanied by equally massive increases in spending by the college and skyrocketing tuition.
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
Bridges' retirement marks increased student and faculty diversity, improved academic programs by adding more experiential learning opportunities, and raised national visibility for the college.

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.

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 Fri. 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 been given to a group containing faculty, staff and students.
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.
Credit: Cade Beck

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

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.
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