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An interview with President Bolton: the complete unredacted version

Conor Bartol, It’s not a tin foil hat, it’s an aluminum chapeau September 29, 2022

Did you enjoy The Wire’s interview with Whitman president Sarah Bolton a few weeks back? Well, buckle up and ready your brain pan for this juicy truth nugget—you’ve been fed lies, a true crock of...

Illustration by Megan Suka.

There’s something in the way she moves: Sarah Bolton’s Beatles Insta post summons George Harrison’s ghost

Carmel Stephan, The real life taxman (watch out) September 22, 2022

For those of you who may not be privy, last Friday, the Whitman College Instagram posted a Beatlesque “Happy Friday” post of new President (and secret fifth Beatle?) Sarah Bolton. As it turns out,...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

President Bolton outlines her plans for Whitman’s future

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 15, 2022

President Sarah Bolton has begun her official tenure as Whitman’s 15th president. Bolton arrived in Walla Walla in the middle of July and assumed the mantle of presidency with the start of the fall...

Illustration by Astrid Ketcham.

In between presidents: Kathy Murray v. Sarah Bolton

Rachel Husband, Yes, it's me again May 12, 2022

Here’s the truth: I am deeply saddened to see Kathy Murray leave Whitman College. She brought me fame, a weensy fortune and a wealth of joy in my time as a humor writer and editor for The Wire.  I’ve...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Whitman president fired due to the scandalous “promise of a Walla Walla sweet onion”

Grace Canny, Root Vegetable Enthusiast February 17, 2022

Last Monday, outgoing president Kathy Murray was prematurely fired due to an incident involving Gmail, an unnamed faculty member, and the Walla Walla Sweet Onion. It appears, from the stash of emails,...

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Getting to know Whitman’s incoming president Dr. Sarah Bolton

Sara Marshall, News Reporter February 10, 2022

On Jan. 11, 2022, Dr. Sarah Bolton was named Whitman’s new president, concluding a year-long search by the Presidential Search Committee. The announcement was made virtually in a Zoom meeting hosted...

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