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Opening up the OP

Opening up the OP

Amelia Leach, Feature reporter February 24, 2022

Whitties are not rocking with surface-level inclusion efforts. Campus-wide diversity issues are especially prevalent in athletics and outdoor spaces, and effectively addressing them requires careful...

Students participate in a workshop at P&P, engaging in conversation about accessibility within outdoor recreation and the Outdoor Program. Photos by Thomas Lemoine

Dissecting accessibility within outdoor recreation

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter February 27, 2020

While many Whitman students benefit from the Outdoor Program (OP), many have questioned whether resources and trips are accessible and, if so, who benefits from them. This was the topic of a session held...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter April 6, 2017

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...

Photo contributed by Kelly O / The Stranger.

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

Allie Donahue May 7, 2015

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...

Outdoor Program plans for future

Lane Barton February 19, 2015

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...

Whitman Outdoor Program Wins David J. Webb Award

Hannah Bartman November 21, 2013

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...

Thriving Whitman pool culture offers splashy opportunities

Kyle Howe April 19, 2012

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...

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