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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Staying sober at Whitman

Lena Friedman, News Reporter November 5, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25, Professor of Geology Pat Spencer led a Continuing the Conversation discussion about some of the challenges accompanying addiction and sobriety. Spencer is a co-founder of the Sober...

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Balof is Next Faculty Chair

Kate Grumbles, News Editor November 14, 2017

Barry Balof, Associate Professor of Mathematics, will take over as Faculty Chair starting July 1 replacing current chair Professor Melissa Clearfield. The term lasts for three years and allows the...

Global Studies Initiative On Hold for 2016-17

October 28, 2015
The status of Whitman’s Global Studies Initiative in 2016-17 is uncertain after Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Pat Spencer officially announced on Oct. 21 that faculty would not receive course releases for participating in certain parts of the initiative during this time.

Whitman Debate Team suspended for minimum 2 years

Aleida Fernandez April 9, 2015
Following the recent cancellation of the Policy Debate Team season, President George Bridges wrote in an email today that the college would be suspending all Debate Team activities for a minimum of two years. The decision came after multiple years of Title IX complaints and other problematic behaviors by team members and coaches during travel to competitions.

Policy Debate Team Season Canceled Following Policy Violation

Aleida Fernandez March 22, 2015
On Monday, March 16, Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer notified students, staff and faculty via email that the Whitman College Policy Debate Team's 2014-2015 season would be canceled.
ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

Natalie Berg November 20, 2014
ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman’s 12 comparison colleges, in response to students’ desire to become more involved in the college’s process of hiring and granting tenure to professors.
Senior Molly Johansen shows her white ink tattoo. Photos by Goard.

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Sarah Cornett April 1, 2014
Members of the Whitman community share their personal expression of art and the stories behind their tattoos.

Ellen Bishop pens field guide to Northwest geology

Molly Johanson February 9, 2012
Visiting Assisting Professor of Environmental Studies & Geology Ellen Bishop's upcoming book "Field Guide to the Pacific North West Geology" will be published in 2013. In it, Bishop intends to tell the stories and histories of the land surrounding Whitman.
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