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Whitman students and Title IX administrators adjust to federal guideline changes

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

After a year of changes to Title IX legislation, college students and Title IX administrators are dealing with the fallout.  In Aug. 2020, the Trump administration fundamentally changed Title IX, a...

Bye bye, Betsy DeVos

Sile Surman, Columnist November 19, 2020

I know I’m not alone when I express my excitement for the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos leaving office. Educators everywhere celebrated the news on Nov. 7, sharing their joy on social media...

What a Potential Rollback of Obama-era Sexual Assault Policy Could Mean for Whitman

Christy Carley, News Writer September 20, 2017

UPDATE: As of Friday, September 22, DeVos officially announced the roll-back of the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter along with accompanying FAQs released in 2014. The Department of Education released interim...

Op-Ed: Suggestions for Improving the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Experience at Whitman College

Emily Volpert, Whitman College Senior April 30, 2017

At Whitman, the number of reports of sexual assault has consistently increased over the last five years. While reports of sexual assault on campus are steadily increasing, far fewer assaults are investigated...

Athletes Grapple with High Rates of Sexual Assault Accusations

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter February 2, 2017

While many of Whitman's varsity sports teams continue to see outstanding success on the field, concerning off-field behavior has been brought to light as the school continues to see high rates of sexual...

ASWC Passes Title IX Transcript Notation Resolution

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter November 29, 2016

Three weeks ago, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) passed a new resolution Title IX investigations and convictions notated on students’ transcripts. This move is in part an effort to...

Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter October 5, 2016

Sophomore Paris Fox and senior Jack Anderson will fill the two vacant seats in the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) senate. Last week a special election was held to determine who would become...

Resolution Summary (factbox)

Lachlan Johnson February 5, 2015

ASWC Senate unanimously passed "A Resolution Advocating for Change to Whitman's Sexual Misconduct Policy" last Sunday, Feb. 1. What would the Sexual Misconduct Policy look like if it was changed how ASWC...

ASWC considers resolution on sexual assault policy

Lachlan Johnson January 29, 2015

A proposed resolution calling for changes to Whitman's Title IX and sexual assault policy will be discussed by the ASWC Senate on Sunday, Feb. 1. The resolution was written collaboratively by leaders from...

Office of Civil Rights investigates possible Title IX violation

Lachlan Johnson November 20, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is currently investigating Whitman College for possible violation of federal law. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by...

Ahead of the curve?: investigating sexual assault on campus

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 2, 2014

This article is the second in a two-part series exploring incidences of sexual assault on college campuses and how they are handled at Whitman and by colleges nationwide. In the first part of this series,...

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Sexual assault survivors unhappy with investigative process

Sam Grainger-Shuba September 25, 2014

This story is part 1 in a two-part series examining incidences of sexual assault and how they are handled at Whitman and by colleges nationwide. As the federal government continues its crackdown...

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