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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

While most students are able to take advantage of school breaks as an opportunity to head home and unwind, a select number of Whitman College students remain on campus even while residence halls close. During...

Illustration by Asa Mease

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

Lachlan Johnson April 25, 2013

What does it mean to be part of a community? Looking around the Whitman campus, it is easy to recognize students, professors and administrators as Whitties. But there is another group at Whitman, rarely...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work August 23, 2012

You find yourself in an unknown place, overwhelmed by the action, dazed and confused. Maybe you know this feeling; maybe this, your arrival at Whitman, is your first experience with it. While Whitman...

Comprehensive guide to campus housing options

Mallory Martin March 13, 2012

With on-campus housing deadlines looming after spring break, I have taken it upon myself to help YOU get as prepared as possible for the housing crunch. So what are your options? Check out my Housing Profiles...

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...

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...

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