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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Breaking: Supreme Court overturns affirmative action in college admissions

Kasey Moulton, Editor-in-Chief July 1, 2023

On Thursday, June 29, the Supreme Court handed down a decision in Students For Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College. The 6-2 decision struck down affirmative action and other...

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Judge Margaret McKeown presents book on Justice William O. Douglas

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter March 9, 2023

Braving the cold outside, attendees shuffled into Olin Auditorium for this year’s Whitman-sponsored William O. Douglas lecture on March 1. Widely regarded as Whitman’s most famous alum, William O....

Illustration by Astrid Ketcham.

The political game of Supreme Court confirmations

Scout Hutchinson, Opinion Editor April 21, 2022

On April 7, 2022, Ketanji Brown Jackson made history by becoming the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court in its 233-year history. Jackson was confirmed with all members of the Democratic...

Whitman helps celebrate the legacy of former Superme Court Justice William O. Douglas

Whitman helps celebrate the legacy of former Superme Court Justice William O. Douglas

Lily Yost, News Reporter September 30, 2021

Over 100 years ago, the United States’ Supreme Court’s longest tenured justice, William O. Douglas, graduated from Whitman. To commemorate his legacy, Whitman hosted a five hour-long conference in...

A zero-sum game: The democratic politics of voter suppression

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist March 18, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness of voter accessibility, the 2020 election created opportunities for more voter turnout and participation. However, the election simultaneously gave...

The sexism surrounding Amy Coney Barrett’s SCOTUS nomination

Ava Liponis, Columnist October 29, 2020

Although she is exemplified by the Republican Party as a preferable form of feminism, Amy Coney Barrett isn’t exactly a third wave feminist icon. Contemporary feminism recognizes that diverse choices...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Whitman examines Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s impact

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter October 1, 2020

Since her passing on Sept. 18, Whitman community members have mourned the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and re-examined her influence on American law, politics and the upcoming election....

Whitman and Walla Walla community members gathered on the corner of 1st and Main at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 12, a time and place specifically chosen to be accessible to working members of the community, including the immigrant population.

Vigil downtown for DACA recipients

Lena Friedman, News Reporter November 21, 2019

On Tuesday Nov. 12, members of the Walla Walla and Whitman community gathered downtown for an evening vigil held in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The vigil, which...

Reframing workplace discrimination through the SCOTUS cases

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor October 19, 2019

On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments for three cases that will determine the legality of workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. These arguments center around...

Whitman Professor Jack Jackson weighs in on Supreme Court nominee

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter February 16, 2017

One week after President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the position of Associate Justice to replace the late Justice Scalia, Wire reporter Kate Grumbles sat down with Assistant Professor Jack Jackson...

McConnell Rallies Support Against Supreme Court Appointment With Pagan Ritual Sacrifice

Ben Freedman, humor editor February 25, 2016

WASHINGTON – Late last Wednesday, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell conducted a traditional Pagan ritual sacrifice deep within his chambers to maintain Republican solidarity against accepting Supreme...

State Supreme Court Decision Threatens Proposed Charter School

State Supreme Court Decision Threatens Proposed Charter School

Ellen Ivens-Duran October 1, 2015
A recent decision by the Washington Supreme Court declaring state funding for charter schools to be unconstitutional may cause trouble for the Willow School, a Walla Walla charter school that was slated to open in 2016.
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