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Whitman Wire

ASWC petition calls for equitable grading system during COVID-19 pandemic

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief April 2, 2020

With Whitman College’s move to online distance-learning, students and faculty are reconsidering the college’s current grading system.  As it stands, Whitman operates on a standard A, B, C, D, F...

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor November 21, 2016

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...

Illustration by Haley King

Whitman Pets Petition for ASWC Recognition

Megumi Rierson, Humor Writer November 3, 2016

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...

Rethink Dams! Petitions for Breach of Snake River Dams

Kate Grumbles September 29, 2016

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...

IPECC Petition Calls on Whitman to Engage with its History

Christy Carley March 10, 2016
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
In spring 2012, Whitman administration carried out a Title IX investigation into a report of a sexual assault by a former assistant debate coach. Individuals who were called into questioning with the investigation board, however, have been extremely unhappy with the way the investigation was handled. None of the individuals who were called in to speak received a follow-up from the board or a final report nor were they told when the investigation was concluded. Given these concerns, 135 debaters, alumni and Whitman community members have signed a petition on change.org asking the college to conduct an independent investigation into its Title IX investigation.
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