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Isaacs Construction Uncovers President Penrose’s Tomb

Arie Knops, Corndog Librarian

April 27, 2017

The Isaacs Avenue construction team made a shocking discovery early Monday morning as they uncovered stairs leading to President Penrose’s tomb. The excavation is ongoing, but the tomb appears to be modeled after King Tutankhamun’s in Egypt. Penrose often called himself “The King Tut of Whitman”...

Penrose Library: “Book-up” Culture Gone Wild

Winston Weigand, Angsty Ice Princess

January 28, 2017

Penrose Library, with its crystalline windows and its vast collection of texts, has long been hailed as the heart and soul of Whitman College’s campus. Thousands of students have passed through its doors at one time or another, excited to utilize the many different resources that it boasts. However,...

Absence of houses for women’s fraternities has historic roots

Georgia Lyon

February 25, 2016

The sexism of the past reaches into the present through the housing options available to Greek Life at Whitman College.

”˜Particles on the Wall’ exhibit reflects on Hanford Program

Geoffrey Leach

April 9, 2015

On April 2, the latest visiting exhibit opened in the Maxey Museum. The exhibit, Particles on the Wall, combines many different mediums to showcase a variety of reactions to the Hanford Nuclear Program and its aftermath. "[The Particles on the Wall] exhibit is a conglomeration of science, poetry and...

Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions

Lachlan Johnson

September 13, 2012

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...

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