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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Mickey Joins the Masses at Penrose Librarys Public Domain Day

Mickey Joins the Masses at Penrose Library’s Public Domain Day

Isabel Mathy, Campus Life Reporter February 1, 2024

This year, Disney’s famous “Steamboat Willie” cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse entered the public domain along with thousands of other pieces of copyrighted media. This process is a staple of United...

Manuscripts in the Closet: Event in the Archives Appeals to Student Interests

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter November 9, 2023

On Oct. 30, the Whitman College and Pacific Northwest Archives displayed photographs, newspaper clippings and even printed out emails as they opened their doors to students and the public for a curated...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Student who Learned Too Broadly tells all

Grace Canny, I know my business here November 2, 2023

On Nov. 1st, she arrived at Penrose Library’s front desk in a haggard state. She smelled like she’d been soaking in Enlighten Mint Yerba Mate and her hand was reflexively curled in perfect 0.5...

Illustration by M Hu.

Illegal? Student orders Domino’s to Penrose Library

Grace Canny, prefers not to comment on people's food habits but… December 8, 2022

Whitman Security was called to Penrose Library sometime after 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 to handle a report of a serious disturbance and violation of campus rules. A physical altercation ensued between a Domino's...

Photo by Chloe Collins.

Science Stories: Bringing science to a studio near you

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter October 27, 2022

One of the most important skills involved with being a scientist is the ability to effectively convey information to a general audience. All the big questions must be easily answered without convoluted...

A brief review of library etiquette

A brief review of library etiquette

Carmel Stephan, Hypocrite October 27, 2022

Like the rest of you, I was pulled under by the riptide that is midterms. Inspired by all the studious Sallys out there, I decided to step into the role of “student” and go to the library.  The...

Photo by Carson Jones.

Although its doors are shut, Penrose Library carries on

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor September 24, 2020

While Penrose Library’s doors remain shut to the public, its employees continue to digitize records and expand digital collections to help faculty and students with their online semester. The library...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Penrose Library upgrades to LED lights

Jessica Lilly, News Reporter February 13, 2020

The Penrose Library has undergone a sustainability upgrade. Last week, the Penrose Library traded in its fluorescent lighting for higher efficiency, longer-lasting LED bulbs. The upgrade was part of a...

One of the lesser-known functions of the Penrose Library is the intellectual property project which compiles online informational resources on copyright and patenting processes.

Penrose guided by Library Advisory Committee

Louis Moench, News Reporter November 14, 2019

Penrose Library is one of the most widely used academic resources on campus — a place where students do homework, print between classes and check out books. However, the administration of the library,...

Gina Osterloh’s “Dots Front Misfire” and Ebony Patterson’s “Untitled (Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers)” are juxtaposed on the third floor.

Library makeover: New art revitalizes frequented space

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor October 19, 2019

Since its construction in 1956, Penrose Library has served as a setting for intellectual, artistic and personal exploration in the Walla Walla community. Among windows, shelves and cubicles, art pieces...

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter October 8, 2018

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...

Breaking: Swastika Discovered in Penrose Study Room

Christy Carley, News Editor February 26, 2018

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...

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