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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Fostering Collective Impact: A Holistic Approach to End Sexual Violence Through Collaboration and Expert Guidance

Daniela Quirós Araya, News Reporter February 15, 2024

Whitman College has joined the two-year program Culture of Respect, a National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) initiative that brings together colleges nationwide to end sexual...

Q&A with Whitman’s new Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Mary Eaves Mitchell

Q&A with Whitman’s new Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Mary Eaves Mitchell

Natalie Comerford and Nazaaha Penick September 14, 2023

This fall, Whitman welcomed Mary Eaves Mitchell to campus as the new Sexual Assault Victim Advocate (SAVA). Eaves Mitchell, a seasoned professional with experience in social services case management,...

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‘Title IX Tuesday’: a celebration of women in Whitman Athletics

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter February 2, 2023

Whitman Athletics has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX by using Instagram to spotlight accomplishments of women's sports teams and student athletes throughout the history of the college. Lindsey...

Beer goggles, munchies and Title IX violations

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2022

Every year, we have the same dude, Jason Kilmer, come in and give a talk to freshmen during orientation week about “Beer Goggles to Blackouts, 'The Munchies' to Memory Issues." It’s supposed to be...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Title IX: Survivors deserve better

Tucker Grinnan, Feature writer April 1, 2022

The Title IX framework does not suit the needs of all survivors. There need to be more ways to access sexual violence support at Whitman that don’t involve Title IX.  This might sound surprising,...

Whitman College blatantly ignores student safety in Annual Security Report

Scout Hutchinson, Opinion Editor October 28, 2021

On Sept. 30, 2021, Whitman College released its Annual Security Report detailing several different statics on rape, forced fondling, homicide and hate crimes that have happened on campus or in the vicinity...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

Whitman didn’t count you in the security report? Me too.

Hailey Livingston, Columnist October 28, 2021

Content Warning: This article describes sexual assault in detail.  According to the Whitman Security Report, there have been zero instances of rape on campus since 2018. That is a blatant lie; I was...

Let’s talk about Whitman’s treatment of sexual assault

Hailey Livingston, Columnist September 23, 2021

Unless you’re brand new or really out of the loop, you are probably aware that Whitman has gotten rid of Green Dot. As a quick refresh, Green Dot is a bystander training program that aims to educate...

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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...

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