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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Our college’s history is founded on a lie. We should talk about it more often.

Parsa Keshavarz Alamdari, Columnist April 1, 2022

We have all heard about Marcus Whitman, the man our college is named after. The way Marcus Whitman was murdered made him a character that is remembered to this day, and Whitman College had a big role...

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...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

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...

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...

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...

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