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Strategic Priorities Discussed at Feedback Forums

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018

This past week, the Strategic Planning Committee released an update on the planning process over the past months and hosted three feedback sessions with the greater Whitman community. The document emailed to the Whitman community last week was a series of reports from four out of the five working gr...

Draft for New Mission Statement Revised

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2017

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...

Brad McMurchie – On the Record

Chris Hankin, News Editor

November 7, 2017

Nearing the halfway point in his last year as Chair of the Board of Trustees, Brad McMurchie ‘84 sat down with The Wire News Editor Chris Hankin to chat about Whitman’s Strategic Priorities. What follows is a transcript of that conversation; small edits have been made for clarity and concision. &n...

Whitman Prepares for Mission Statement Adjustment

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2017

On Sept. 15, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced a plan to redraft the institution’s mission statement. “When I was a candidate for Whitman’s presidency,” Murray wrote in an email to the community on Sept. 22, “I told the search committee that I was pretty sure I could put Whitman’s...

A Merger and a Whole Lot More

Attributed to Bob MacDonnell

Chris Hankin, News Editor

September 12, 2017

Josh Jensen splits his week between the Boyer and Penrose houses. Two days at the former, three at the latter. His movement across campus is the most visible change since the merger of the Communications and Admissions departments. Jensen has been with the college for just over a year now. He arrived...

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