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Understanding the impeachment process from the perspectives of the Whitman community

Jessica Lilly, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Impeachment — the issue dominating national headlines — has drawn varying levels of attention from the Whitman community. Of the 15 students in the dining hall asked by The Wire to go on record about the impeachment, nine declined to comment, citing lack of knowledge on the topic. Among response...

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

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...

Killing the Conservative Paradigm

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

February 5, 2017

In years past, both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have closely represented the views of their respective parties. This is no such year. The campaign promises of President Donald J. Trump show just how atypical of a Republican President he will be. The change of the Republi...

Op-Ed: Whitman AAUP releases statement rejecting President Trump’s immigration ban

Whitman College AAUP

January 31, 2017

The following is a statement released by the Whitman College chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The Whitman College chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) strongly opposes Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry in...

Whitman Community Joins Nationwide Airport Protests

Whitman Community Joins Nationwide Airport Protests

Chris Hankin, News Editor

January 31, 2017

Just over a week after the Women’s March on Walla Walla drew historic crowds to Main Street, activists organized a rally at the Walla Walla airport to protest President Trump’s immigration ban on passport holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Whitman students, faculty and staff worked...

President Murray Releases Statement Condemning Immigration Ban

Mitchell Smith, Editor In Chief

January 30, 2017

Whitman President Kathleen Murray released a statement Monday night condemning President Trump’s recent Executive Order banning entry to the United States by citizens of Iran, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen and Syria. Since the executive action was announced, protests have erupted around the country...

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