Whitman Wire

Power and Privilege Symposium 2017

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

February 23, 2017

The class of 2017 will be the first for which the Power & Privilege Symposium has been a staple in the Whitman year, every year. It was before the 2014 event that faculty first voted to cancel class on the day of the symposium, and since then the event has grown and molded, logistically and cult...

Communication mishap delays student trustee referendum

Lachlan Johnson

October 16, 2014

Due to a failure in communication, the Student Trustee Resolution passed by the student body in a referendum last spring was never communicated to the Board of Trustees. Last May, students voted to pass the Student Trustee Resolution, marking the first time in recent memory that students have vot...

Tim Reed on the Presidential Search and College Budget

Abby Seethoff

April 15, 2014

Please enjoy this excerpt from an e-mail ASWC President Tim Reed sent to members of senate over spring break. Senate, Welcome back! Two very important topics: The presidential search and the college budget. Presidential Search (a.k.a who can match the bowtie?) A majority of the Executive Committ...

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Lachlan Johnson

November 21, 2013

Outrage at specific incidents of racism has evolved into demands for decisive action on campus, putting pressure on Whitman's administration to instigate change. Since students rallied at Memorial Hall to present a letter to the Board of Trustees' Diversity Committee on Nov. 7, two separate events have been held to discuss ra...

New First-Year Senators, ASWC Leadership Bring Enthusiasm for Change

New First-Year Senators, ASWC Leadership Bring Enthusiasm for Change

Hannah Bartman

October 3, 2013

First-years Andrew Rivas, Arthur Shemitz, Dana Casterella and Mitchell Cutter will join Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) as the newest class of senators following elections on Tuesday, Sept. 30. The senator-elects were among 11 candidates for these positions in the election, which included unopposed junior Tabor Martinse...

Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Rachel Alexander

November 15, 2012

The 15 members of Whitman's Board of Trustees have the power to set tuition, hire and fire the president and guide long-term policy for the college. In spite of the influence they wield on campus, most students have relatively little knowledge about what actually occurs at Trustee and committee meetings, something this year's ASWC administration is hoping to change. ...

Whitman Entrepreneurs seek to improve job prospects


March 11, 2012

Finding a job post-graduation can be more difficult than finding an open table at the library during finals week. With the right connections and an entrepreneurial approach however, Whitman students might be able to create their own jobs and turn their passions into a career. First-year students Amy...

Whitman news since 1896
Tim Reed