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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Accessibility at Whitman

Isabella Hunter, Columnist April 14, 2022

For this week's issue, the spotlight is on disability access—particularly if Whitman overstates its commitment to accessibility. In the process of this type of bureaucratic performativity, has Whitman...

Illustration by Nick Rogers.

Whitman hosts “America’s Got Talent”-esque competition to choose next president

Conor Bartol, definitely not multiple ducks in a trenchcoat April 29, 2021

Following the announcement of President Kathy Murray’s retirement, Whitman will decide the new president via a thrilling “Whitman’s Got Talent” competition. The presidential search committee...

ASWC’s Plans for This Year

Georgia Lyon, News Editor September 15, 2016

ASWC is back and on track to explore new policies with a group of people who have a variety of talents and experiences. This academic year, The Associated Student of Whitman College (ASWC) intends...

Who Rules the School? Trustees and Transparency

Lachlan Johnson February 4, 2016
This week a small group of powerful people will meet behind closed doors to decide the future of Whitman College, as the Board of Trustees hold one of their three annual meetings.

Murray first sitting president to attend ASWC meeting in over a decade

Ellen Ivens-Duran December 10, 2015
President Murray becomes the first sitting president in over a decade to speak at an ASWC meeting.
Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Rachel Alexander November 15, 2012
The fifteen 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, but in spite of the influence they wield on campus, most students have relatively little knowledge about what actually occurs at Trustee and committee meetings.
Administration hosts lunches, visits Greek chapters in effort towards greater transparency

Administration hosts lunches, visits Greek chapters in effort towards greater transparency

Galen Bernard November 18, 2009
Show me the money, students are demanding of the Whitman administration, as financial concerns have come to the forefront of their relationship with Memorial.
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