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Don’t zoom through your mental health

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.
October 1, 2020

Students are constantly facing mental health challenges, but now, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they must also attempt to continue their education online. Previously published in “Viva la remote...

Students on leave turn away from academics and toward themselves

Photo contributed by Alli Shinn.
September 24, 2020

By now, we’re all familiar with the daily commute from our kitchens to our desks and back. Zoom is now a noun and the timely muting and unmuting of a microphone is an envious talent. But for some Whitman...

Viva la remote revolución: students and faculty wrestle with online learning

Illustration by Anika Vučićević.
September 17, 2020

The “business of education,” as Dean of Students Kazi Joshua explained last semester, “must continue,” apocalypse notwithstanding. As we held our collective breath waiting for school to resume,...

First year fall FOMO

Photo contributed by Jessica Hernandez Luis.
September 17, 2020

FOMO— the Fear of Missing Out. Whitman College’s decision to hold fall semester via remote learning left some students feeling FOMO about what is popularly referred to as the “freshman experience.”...

After a summer of preparation, faculty and staff launch online classes

September 10, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced Whitman to halt in-person classes last spring, professors scrambled to transition. This semester, their online classes will benefit from a summer of preparation. Mary...

Seniors cope with finishing final requirements virtually

Photos by Dana Kendrick
May 13, 2020

As the Class of 2020 reconciles with their last few weeks at Whitman, they are also finishing their final assessments under completely unexpected circumstances. Social distancing and online distance-learning...

Tuition, room and board: Student refunds?

Photos by Carson Jones
April 19, 2020

Whitman College's move to online distance-learning has prompted many students to return home and compromised planned coursework. The way that the college is operating this semester has raised questions...

ASWC creates support projects for students

April 11, 2020

On March 12, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman would be moving to online learning after spring break in response to COVID-19. That afternoon, the Associated Students of Whitman...

Whitman professors adapt to online learning

Photos by Dana Kendrick
April 10, 2020

The faculty and staff of Whitman College spent spring break preparing for the transition to online learning forced by the global outbreak of COVID-19. One of the core features of Whitman and other liberal...

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