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Class of 2025 students reflect on first-year residence hall life

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter March 3, 2022

With a record number of students admitted this school year, Whitman has a total of five residence halls in use housing first-years. Now comes the time to ask the class of 2025 about dorm life and what...

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Resident to resident director: An interview with Ananda Gupta

Shara Carranza, Podcast Reporter March 3, 2022

On this week’s episode of the Whitman Wire Podcast, reporter Shara Carranza-Ornelas spoke with Ananda Gupta, Stanton’s Resident Director (RD) to find out more about his position and dive into the...

“Sex and Pizza” consent workshop debuts on campus

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter October 28, 2021

On Oct. 13, residents of Stanton, Douglas, Jewett and North Halls attended a mandatory workshop dubbed “Sex and Pizza” to learn about consent. The workshop—put on by Residence Life—featured skits...

North Hall finds new purpose

North Hall finds new purpose

Grace Jackson, News Reporter September 23, 2021

Since it was built in 1928, North Hall has gone from a hospital, to a dormitory, to a fire department training site, to a quarantine space, and finally back to a residence hall. North Hall was closed...

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Masked and distanced: Community-centric Interest House policies surprise residents

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Living in the Interest House Community (IHC) this semester is looking quite similar to living in on-campus residence halls, much to the surprise of IHC residents. While there are nine active standalone...

RAs Reapply in Record Numbers

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter November 29, 2018

Earlier this month the Residential Life department finalized the new Resident Assistant (RA) assignments for next semester. 12 current RAs reapplied for the 36 RA positions available, a record number of...

Larger dots represent larger population of Sophomore student residence. Contributed by Neal Christopherson.

Mind the Gap: New Res Hall Promises to Shake Up Campus Culture

Chris Hankin, News Editor February 13, 2018

From the corner of Alder and Park the progress on Whitman’s newest residence hall is clear. What was an empty lot this time last spring is now a building nearing completion. Though the Cleveland Dining...

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Resident Assistant Training

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director December 7, 2016

A lot is expected of Resident Assistants (RAs) at Whitman. They are confidants, leaders, and enforcers to their residents. To cope with these various pressures, the Residence Life office holds a ten-day...

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Conversations Held About Douglas Hall Tree

Georgia Lyon April 14, 2016
Concerns over structural safety vs. personal value of the Japanese maple tree in Douglas Hall has led to conversations about the future of the tree.

Architects display design plans for proposed construction

Ellen Ivens-Duran, News Writer September 24, 2015
Models and designs for the proposed construction of a new sophomore residence hall, junior/senior housing and dining hall, were on display in Reid Campus Center on Thursday, Sep. 19. Architects from ZGF and Hacker, formerly THA, the two firms chosen by Whitman to present proposals, were also present to explain the plans to students, staff and faculty.
Infographic by Spencer Light.

Class of 2019 Smallest in Recent Times

Georgia Lyon September 17, 2015
Whitman’s class of 2019 is smaller than expected because the yield from the main applicant and waitlist pools was lower than anticipated. The group of 364 first-years and 17 transfers fell well short of both the goals and expectations of the Office of Admissions given past trends, resulting in more space in residence halls this year.

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.
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