Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Kai Bowen

CROSSFIRE: To Smoke or Not To Smoke?

Lily Yost and Sebastian Vera Cuevas February 29, 2024

From Richmond to Walla Walla, Cigarettes Unite Us All. Sebastian Vera Cuevas You’ve seen it – the long black letters resting proudly on a white and red background: Marlboro, the go-to American...

Pay by Credit Policy Change Rankles Students

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter March 30, 2017

Whitman College faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the College’s pay by credit policy. As of this year, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

The Unanswered Questions of the Second Presidential Debate

Megumi Rierson, staff writer October 20, 2016

The second presidential debate that aired last Sunday featured a smorgasbord of substantive policy discussions and comments by both candidates that will be cited heavily in the forthcoming history books...

Photo by Hayley Turner

Safety comes first, but policies remain unclear for alcohol, marijuana

Lachlan Johnson September 18, 2014
Whitman maintains strict policies against marijuana out of concern that the federal government may cut off essential financial aid and other funding should the college be found in violation of the federal law. Despite the law and official policy, students frequently use both marijuana and alcohol at Whitman and nationwide. In response to this reality, the college quietly tries to promote safety-oriented approaches to enforcement. However, the aspects of Whitman’s policies which promote safety are often not openly endorsed by the college.

Rising Latino population must engage with politics, business

April 19, 2012
future Latino students must continue to engage with values of leadership, involvement, and advocacy, and realize their full potential as active members of a rising and inspiring community in the years to come.

Bookstore Institutes Temporary Bag-Check Policy

Joe Volpert September 16, 2010
The Whitman College Bookstore initiated a temporary bag-check policy for the first week of the semester in order to prevent theft. Students were asked to leave their bags outside the bookstore prior to entering.
Load More Stories