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Beer goggles, munchies and Title IX violations

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Writer 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...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

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...

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