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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Maintaining Historical Memory through International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Editor February 1, 2024

On Saturday, Jan. 27, communities across the globe honored International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Designated by the United Nations, the day marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau...

Muslim Student Association finds strength in numbers

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter December 2, 2021

As the fall semester comes to a close, members of the Muslim Student Association at Whitman are reflecting on the changes that the organization has gone through since the start of the academic year. Although...

Photo by Eyleen Menchu Tuy.

Layers of loss: Tapestry of Journeys exhibit open in Stevens Gallery

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter September 16, 2021

How do we make meaning in our lives? This week, Whitman’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life offered a space for students to reflect and connect through an exhibit in the Stevens Gallery.  The...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

Labyrinth installation behind Marcus House invites thoughtful meditation

Leo Polk, A&E Reporter March 18, 2021

After 15 years of consideration and compromise, Whitman’s Interfaith Chaplain Adam Kirtley and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life’s diversity and inclusion intern first year Merry Cockroft successfully...

Around the Table publication cultivates community through religion and spirituality

“Around the Table” publication cultivates community through religion and spirituality

Leo Polk, A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

The average religious student might be surprised when they arrive on Whitman's campus. There is no interfaith chapel at which these students can worship, only a Spirituality Room that is tucked into the...

Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Vigil Held In Honor of Those Killed by Terrorism

Georgia Lyon December 3, 2015
A vigil on Nov. 16 was held to honor those killed in Beirut and Paris in the week prior.
Illustration by Cooper-Ellis

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Audrey Kelly October 16, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. It's the people, not the perks, that are important to Whitman students when it comes to religious holidays. Celebrating with the people they know is what is important...

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