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OP-ED: RE: campus vandalism

Women of Art History and Visual Culture Studies 2020

October 24, 2019

Dear President Murray, We were extremely disheartened by your recent email response to the political intervention upon the Marcus Whitman statue, which took place on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. You admonished the spray painters and lamented the destruction of property, calling instead for dialogue. ...

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library staff have been working to locate and remove remaining flyers Dalia Corkrum, the Library Director,...

Enrollment Shortfall Pressures Budget

Enrollment Shortfall Pressures Budget

Chris Hankin, News Editor

September 28, 2017

Whitman has a budget problem. Caught between the pincer of underenrollment and unplanned growth in the faculty, Whitman is digging into its contingency fund to prevent sudden cuts. Though over the short-term there will be no drastic changes, if the school cannot regain financial stability in the next...

Michelle Ma resigns her post as Chief Communications Officer

October 29, 2015

Whitman College staff and faculty received an email from President Murray last Wednesday, October 21 indicating that Chief Communications Officer Michelle Ma had resigned her position and will be leaving the College, effective November 2. President Murray’s email expressed that Associate Vice President...

Global Studies Initiative On Hold for 2016-17

October 28, 2015

The status of Whitman’s Global Studies Initiative in 2016-17 is uncertain after Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Pat Spencer officially announced on Oct. 21 that faculty would not receive course releases for participating in certain parts of the initiative during this time.

An Open Letter to President Murray from Divest Whitman

September 10, 2015

An Open Letter to President Murray from Divest Whitman Dear President Kathleen Murray, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Whitman College. As you begin your inaugural semester at Whitman, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the Divest Whitman campaign. Three years ago, a grou...

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