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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Whitman Wire

Word spreads on a rushed final decision on FSR from Board of Trustees

Alasdair Padman, Editor-in-Chief March 18, 2021

Earlier this week, rumors began circulating among the Whitman community that the Board of Trustees would be meeting on Wednesday, March 17 to make their final decisions on the Financial Sustainability...

Op-Ed: The Trustees Don’t Care About You, So Get Pissed

Chris Meabe March 8, 2018

The members of the Board of Trustees don’t care about you. If you ask them, they will sincerely insist otherwise because they truly believe they care about you. The problem is, they have no clue who...

Photo by Chloe Carothers-Liske

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Chris Hankin, News Editor February 7, 2018

On February 7th, Trustees met with students for dialogue on a wide variety of topics including the mission statement, next year’s budget, fundraising, and metrics with which they can assess progress...

Divest Whitman Sends Messages to Trustees

Divest Whitman Sends Messages to Trustees

November 4, 2016
On Thursday evening, members of Divest Whitman placed signs outside Memorial Hall. The signs form a timeline of the different divestment movements throughout Whitman's history. The most recent sign read, "In 2015, students, faculty, and staff sat in Memorial Hall to support a 1% cap on fossil fuel exposure." The signs are captured in the slideshow below.

Trustees want YOU! (to think they care)

Megumi Rierson, staff writer May 5, 2016

Whitman has recently undergone a number of name changes to the various campus institutions that promote a history of colonialism and a general white supremacist attitude. There’s that fun line slash...

President Murray Describes Strategic Planning, Governing Board Updates in Email

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2016

In an email sent to students on Friday morning, President Kathy Murray recapped last week’s governing board meetings, which included talks on the upcoming strategic planning process and the approval...

Board Editorial: Corporate Language Betrays Whitman’s Purpose

November 5, 2015
This institution is being run like a business, not a college.

“Are the trustees reptiles from space?” asks divestors

Kyle Seasly February 26, 2015
It was a late night for the Whitman Divestment movement a few weeks ago. 8:47 p.m. Way past everyone's bedtime. They were used to divesting right after they showered in the morning (no conditioner allowed!) so their hair and their lifestyle would be oil-free.

Board of Trustees Profiles

Emily Lin-Jones November 6, 2014

Brad McMurchie Year of graduation: 1984 Lives in: Portland, Ore. Current/former jobs: President of Tumac Lumber Co. since at least 2000, served as the president of several other lumber corporations...

How are trustees chosen?

How are trustees chosen?

Sam Jacobson November 6, 2014
There are currently 17 Trustees sitting on the Board, which selects its own members for four-year terms. The Nominating and Governance Committee, headed by Vice Chair Nancy Serrurier, is responsible for finding new candidates for the Board.

Product of anti-racism protests emerge

Lachlan Johnson October 16, 2014
Rallies and protests against racism last year led to a series of changes on campus this fall, as the college follows through on promises made to student protesters. Classes have already been canceled for the Power & Privilege Symposium on Feb. 19, and students are in the early stages of organizing the event. In addition, the first mandatory Race & Equity Workshop for first-years was staged on Sunday, Sept. 28.

More Student Representatives to Join Governing Committees

Emily Lin-Jones March 7, 2013
Students will have a greater presence on governing board committees next year, says ASWC president; additionally, trustees promise to set aside "a meaningful amount of time" for face-to-face contact with students while on campus.
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