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The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s famous climbing wall or even skiers moving through campus in the winter. These common sights are ...

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Allie Donahue

May 7, 2015


Filed under Community, NEWS, News Highlight, Outdoors, Politics

Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May 16. Whitman activists will join other environmentalists from the sHELL NO coalition to demonstrate...

Outdoor Program plans for future

Lane Barton

February 19, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The staff of Whitman's Outdoor Program are developing and implementing a new strategic plan to help guide the program's focus through 2020. The new strategic plan will take into account student, staff and alumni feedback via survey, and it includes goals such as enhancing collaboration with departments...

Whitman Outdoor Program Wins David J. Webb Award

Hannah Bartman

November 21, 2013


Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 9 at the Association Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) conference, Whitman's Outdoor Program (the OP) won the David J. Webb Program Excellence Award. Whitman is the smallest college to ever receive this award, a testament to the accomplishments of the OP. "We have a vibrant outdoor...

Thriving Whitman pool culture offers splashy opportunities

Kyle Howe

April 19, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

Whitman's sparkling blue Baker-Ferguson pool is an incredibly versatile body of water that provides students, staff and community members with a variety of opportunities to get involved in water-based activities on campus. The walls of the pool are lined with whitewater kayaks and gear. The kayaks...

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