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Whitman’s independent bookstore will transition to Barnes & Noble management

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Whitman’s independent bookstore is officially going corporate. CFO Peter Harvey announced upcoming changes to the Whitman bookstore in an April 21 community-wide email. The bookstore will be operated...

As COVID-19 cases across Washington fall, Whitman begins to open up campus after three weeks of no new cases

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Despite a trio of more transmittable new variants, COVID-19 infections are trending downwards in Washington State and across the country. On campus, three weeks of no positive cases means that Whitman...

Whitman continues to divest from fossil fuels despite financial worries

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

Whitman is continuing to reduce investments in Carbon Underground 200 groups more than two years after the initial vote to divest from fossil fuels. The Board of Trustees has identified in their Statement...

Facing financial distress, Whitman forms first Financial Sustainability Review in recent history

Facing financial distress, Whitman forms first Financial Sustainability Review in recent history

Abby Main, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

Whitman has strayed from its standardized budgeting process to undergo a Financial Sustainability Review for the first time in recent history, according to Chief Financial Officer Peter Harvey. The administration...

Inside Anderson Hall: Quarantine expectations and testing protocol

Abby Main, Staff Reporter February 12, 2021

Three more students in Anderson tested positive for COVID-19 as of Thursday, in addition to the nine positive cases detected Wednesday.  Representatives from Whitman’s health center, Dean of Students...

Walla Walla County unveils new COVID-19 website

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

Walla Walla County finally has its own COVID-19 website. On Nov. 2, the County Health Department published a new website that illustrates recent trends and resources for combating COVID-19 in the county....

In search of better testing, Whitman faces decision on spring return

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

The Whitman Coronavirus Task Force announced its plans to decide between November and December whether spring semester classes will be held mostly in-person for all students. According to Chief Financial...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Whitman spends $650,000 on off-campus housing renovations

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

Renovations on seven Whitman-owned rental properties have largely been completed — costing $650,000 in total, according to Chief Financial Officer Peter Harvey. The changes range from functional improvements,...

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Whitman considering corporate management for college bookstore

Grace Jackson, Staff Writer September 17, 2020

Whitman’s independent bookstore may be going corporate. President Kathy Murray’s cabinet has been considering transitioning to external corporate management since the beginning of this semester, according...

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$19 million down in revenue, Whitman halts mandatory furloughs in favor of tiered cuts

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter September 10, 2020

Facing a projected $19 million loss in revenue for the 2020-2021 school year, Whitman College announced tiered salary reductions, with top earners taking the biggest hit — quelling summer faculty and...

Whitman College receives COVID-19 relief aid

Abby Malzewski, News Reporter May 11, 2020

On April 9, the United States Department of Education announced the amount that each higher education institution will receive under the CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund. Congress...

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Tuition, room and board: Student refunds?

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter April 19, 2020

Whitman College's move to online distance-learning has prompted many students to return home and compromised planned coursework. The way that the college is operating this semester has raised questions...

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