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Campus: Our Home

Campus: Our Home

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Alternative Living Situations Audrey Hecker   The distinctive culture of the Whitman community is fostered within the unique living spaces that our students, faculty and staff create. Whether it be in one of the residence halls, a fraternity or President Murray’s own college-owned addre...

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Claire Ommen, News Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Whitman College President, Kathy Murray, recently joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The Presidents’ Alliance is an alliance of leaders of American colleges and universities that advocates collectively for Dreamer, immigrant, undocumented, and international students. According...

What’s in a Mission Statement?

What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by the Board of Trustees next week. The statement reads as follows: Situated within the rich landscape ...

Draft for New Mission Statement Revised

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, President Kathleen Murray sent an updated draft of the college’s proposed mission statement to student listservs. According to the email, the newest draft is based on “extensive feedback received from faculty, staff, and students.” The mission statement was also discussed by the Whitman Experience Committee during gover...

Administrators and Students Communicate at College Governance Forum

Andy Monserud

October 20, 2016


Filed under NEWS

ASWC hosted its first-ever College Governance Forum last Thursday, where President Kathy Murray, Chair of the Board of Trustees Brad McMurchie and Faculty Chair Melissa Clearfield took student questions in a town-hall format in the Reid Coffeehouse. Clearfield, Murray and McMurchie took questions abo...

College to choose new mascot

College to choose new mascot

Marra Clay and Ellen Ivens-Duran

April 6, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On April 6, President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman College will change its mascot. The decision came in response to the recommendations of a working group organized in December to determine the appropriateness of the Whitman College mascot. Murray wrote in an email to the college community...

President Murray Describes Strategic Planning, Governing Board Updates in Email

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2016


Filed under NEWS, News Briefs

In an email sent to students on Friday morning, President Kathy Murray recapped last week’s governing board meetings, which included talks on the upcoming strategic planning process and the approval of a 2016-2017 budget for the college. The Living at Whitman Initiative, the college’s plan to build ...

President Murray installed as 14th President

President Murray installed as 14th President

Lane Barton

September 24, 2015


Filed under NEWS

A crowd filled Cordiner Hall on Friday, Sep. 18 for the Presidential Instillation of Dr. Kathleen Murray, which officially welcomed Murray as the 14th president of Whitman College. The installation was attended by a wide range of members of the Whitman and Walla Walla communities, and included individuals representing 30 different academic institutions across the country. A variety of speakers spent time praising Murray’s credentials and expressed eagerness to work with her in the coming years, while Murray herself spoke about her eagerness to help students succeed as the college moves forward under her leadership.

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