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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Assessing Monkeypox threat in the greater Walla Walla community

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter September 15, 2022

On Aug. 21, the Whitman Office of Communications sent out a Whitman Today email saying that Walla Walla County had detected its first probable case of monkeypox (MPV).  MPV—a member of the same virus...

How is COVID-19 beyond Whitman’s campus?

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Here on campus—where, according to the Covid-19 dashboard, last updated Sept. 27, 98 percent of the population is vaccinated—it’s easy to forget about Walla Walla's low vaccination rates and the...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

“A well-oiled machine”: Walla Walla ramps up mass vaccinations, outpacing state

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

With nearly one-fifth of the population fully or partially vaccinated, Walla Walla County is outpacing the rest of the state. And through age eligibility, employment and volunteering, Whitman faculty and...

Op-Ed: I vaccinated my kid and now he’s a nerd

CJ Fritz, Miss South Dakota Runner Up 1967 February 24, 2019

This is what they warned me about. I assumed it was fake news. I thought it couldn’t happen to me. Not my family. Last week, my son was such a chill, cool kid. He rarely turned in his homework, flirted...

Education Must Accompany Global Vaccination Distribution

Anuradha Lingappa May 1, 2014

I don't like to think of vaccines as controversial. I went to an alternative school where many parents chose not to vaccinate their kids. I never understood it. Not vaccinating against at least the classics,...

Health Center offers free flu vaccinations for staff and faculty

Elise Tinseth October 4, 2012

On Oct. 2, Health Center staff, with funding from the Human Resources Center, gave a free flu shot clinic to all staff and faculty members in hopes to make vaccination convenient and to encourage people...

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