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Breaking: College requires COVID-19 booster 

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2021

Whitman is officially requiring all members of the campus community receive a COVID-19 booster by Jan. 15, 2022.  The decision was announced in an email from President Kathy Murray sent on Dec. 13...

Breaking: Confirmed on-campus COVID-19 transmission

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

In an email sent to the Whitman community on Dec. 10, Coronavirus Task Force Chair Peter Harvey confirmed the college’s first on-campus virus transmission.  According to Harvey, the COVID situation...

A look back at COVID-19 on campus this semester

A look back at COVID-19 on campus this semester

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter December 9, 2021

After a year and a half dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, operations felt relatively normal on campus this semester. Despite the prevalence of COVID-19 in the Walla Walla community and throughout...

Back on campus, the FSR and tuition: How financial aid has changed at Whitman

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter October 7, 2021

Over the past few semesters, financial aid and the cost of attendance at Whitman have fluctuated; costs were down, then back up. For the 2020-21 school year, there was a 10 percent cut in tuition due to...

Detected cases from Whitman’s COVID-19 screening left students “shocked and confused”

Lily Yost, News Writer September 16, 2021

Within the first week of school, seven students were under the impression that they had COVID-19. They moved into isolation housing, and in under three days four of them ended up leaving with a negative...

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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...

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