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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Narcissa Whitman monument outside Prentiss quietly removed

Narcissa Whitman monument outside Prentiss quietly removed

Jessie Brandt, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

In December, the stone monument to Narcissa Whitman next to Prentiss Hall was digitally archived, removed sans public announcement and met with little notice.  Before removal, a digital archive entry...

Prentiss Introduces Penetration Themed Study Breaks

Megumi Rierson, staff writer April 21, 2016

As Whitman College begrudgingly catches up with the twenty-first century by removing such highly visible vestiges of colonialism as the mascot and the name of this newspaper, efforts have been directed...

Home Sweet Dorm

Megan Hearst and Emma Cooper, A&E Staff Writers February 25, 2016
Underclassmen share how they creatively decorate their rooms in interest houses and residence halls.

New Dining Hall, Sophomore Residence Hall, and Upperclassmen Apartments in the Works

Ellen Ivens-Duran and Sarah Cornett September 10, 2015
A new dining hall, sophomore residence hall, and apartments for juniors and seniors could be new campus facilities as early as the fall of 2017, if a project titled the Living at Whitman Initiative is approved by college’s trustees and overseers in November.
Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Lorah Steichen December 12, 2013
Whereas many colleges charge students for housing accommodations over breaks, Whitman offers the service free of charge during the academic year. In addition, every international student is given the option of having a friendship family, a family from the community with whom they are able to build a relationship in order to support their transition to school in the United States.
Illustration by Asa Mease

In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls

Lachlan Johnson April 25, 2013
Bon Appetit employees share the trials and tribulations of juggling their jobs with their lives off-campus.

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work August 23, 2012
While Whitman is by no means a large campus, the local lingo and affectionate campus aficionados can be a lot to take in during the first few days, and locations are often critical during the bustle of orientation.

Comprehensive guide to campus housing options

Mallory Martin March 13, 2012
With on-campus housing deadlines looming after spring break, A&E reporter Mallory Martin has prepared a comprehensive guide to help you through the jungle of housing options.

Prentiss Hall

frannienunn October 13, 2011
No one is as familiar with the Prentiss Hall stereotype as those who live in the building. The “Prentiss princesses," “the most dangerous catch" and “afraid of boys" are on the tip of every resident's tongue when asked about stereotypes.
Credit: David Jacobson

Memorial seismic upgrade, more construction predicted

Shelly Le September 8, 2011
Though the last major earthquake to hit Walla Walla was in 1936 and seismic activity in the region remains fairly low, Whitman construction managers aren't taking any chances. This summer, Whitman seismically upgraded Memorial, making the building more structurally sound in the event of an earthquake.
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