Whitman Wire

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library staff have been working to locate and remove remaining flyers Dalia Corkrum, the Library Director,...

Breaking: Swastika Discovered in Penrose Study Room

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Monday February 26, 2018 at 6:07 p.m. President Kathy Murray sent an email alerting the Whitman Community that a swastika had been discovered on dry-erase board in a Penrose Library study room Monday morning. Murray reported that the swastika was erased soon after discovery. “To say this kind of writ...

e-knowledge

e-knowledge

Sophia Strabo, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Books are inseparable from a liberal arts campus. It is hard to envision Whitman without them: students leafing through stacks in the library; a folded paperback copy of “The Grapes of Wrath” in a student’s back pocket; an eroded volume of Foucault on the Sig front yard; or a succession of Encounters...

100 Concrete Books: CLOUD Examines Our Relationship to Knowledge

100 Concrete Books: CLOUD Examines Our Relationship to Knowledge

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Associate Professor of Art, Michelle Acuff and I sit on a wooden bench outside the Allen Reading Room (known to regulars as the “Quiet Room” – Acuff calls it a “temple”). They hold in their hands two halves of a concrete book. It broke earlier that day. The book’s smooth stained exterior...

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor

September 8, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Georgia Lyon

November 19, 2015


Filed under Campus, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Weekly Topic

By the spring of 2016, some of Whitman’s physics students will have finished building a vertical axis wind turbine. The wind turbine, which will be located between Penrose Library and Harper Joy Theater, will be the first student-constructed wind turbine on a college campus. Because of the relatively...

Sherlock System to Enhance Library Searches

Lane Barton

January 29, 2015


Filed under NEWS

As members of the Whitman community return from winter break, the Penrose Library staff is eager to share the new library search system that has been online since Jan. 8. Named Sherlock, the new system is the product of a three-year project for schools in the Orbis Cascade Alliance which aims to integrate...

Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions

Lachlan Johnson

September 13, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Penrose Library has made several changes to help serve students this fall. Six new study rooms will help meet the needs of students seeking a quiet place to study alone or in groups, and Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) will begin providing services from the desk space in the atrium of the...

Mug share, bike share programs encourage campus participation

Allison Work

April 26, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The month leading up to Earth Day brought new ways of being green to campus as Campus Climate Challenge unveiled two new "share" programs: a pilot bike share program and a Reid Campus Center mug share. Both projects aim to bring students resources not currently at Whitman. The pilot bike share progr...

Penrose installs ‘academic Google’ to streamline research

Karah Kemmerly

September 8, 2011


Filed under NEWS

This fall, Penrose librarians are adopting a new search service in hopes of simplifying research. With this service, users don't have to choose one specific database, but rather can find results from different databases through one search box. Lee Keene, head of instructional and research services...

Students spend break in Walla Walla

Nate Lessler

November 17, 2010


Filed under A&E

As there is a mass exodus of students from the campus over the next few days, students who are staying on campus over Thanksgiving break might find themselves without much to do. The Pioneer provides nine suggestions for indoor activities and entertainment for each of the nine days of break. Get addicted to a new TV show Over the past few decades the quality of telev...

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