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Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of a national day of action in which students across the country called on their schools to offer protection for undocumented students in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Organized by th...

Whitman Pets Petition for ASWC Recognition

Megumi Rierson, Humor Writer

November 3, 2016


Filed under Humor

Whitman has seen an unprecedented uptick in pet ownership in the past year as more students become convinced of their ability to care for another life just a few short years out from puking in the Jewett toilets. More than just a mode of coming to a sense of responsibility and ownership, Whitman pets provide an a...

Rethink Dams! Petitions for Breach of Snake River Dams

Kate Grumbles

September 29, 2016


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Rethink Dams!, a Whitman club led by Fiona Bennitt, sent a petition to Governor Inslee last week calling for the breaching of the lower four Snake River Dams. The dams were created in the late 1960s and early 1970s by the federal government, but many are concerned about the danger they pose to the spe...

IPECC Petition Calls on Whitman to Engage with its History

Christy Carley

March 10, 2016


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The Whitman College Indigenous Peoples Education and Culture Club (IPECC) has put forth a petition calling for a critical examination of Whitman’s past and its relationship to colonialism.

Debate Title IX Investigation Prompted By Sexual Assault

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013


Filed under NEWS

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the second in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part one examines the debate team's culture, including accusations mad...

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