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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Tracking the demise of the Whitman yearbook

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter February 4, 2020

After years of budget cuts and vacillating student interest, Whitman’s yearbook, previously known as Waiilatpu, went quietly out of publication in 2017. Its discontinuation has repercussions for both...

Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Yearbook expands focus with new gallery

Lane Barton November 20, 2014
By fall of this year, some of the pictures and quotes used in the 2013-2014 yearbook were assembled to create the art gallery currently residing in the Stevens Gallery. Waiilatpu members hope that this is only a first step, with the goal being to feature the same students from this month's gallery in a new spring gallery coinciding with the release of the 2014-2015 yearbook.

Senate Round Up March 9

Abby Seethoff March 12, 2014
At Sunday’s meeting, the ASWC senate recognized two new clubs and confirmed the new heads of each campus media organization (CMO).
Waiilatpu Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts

‘Waiilatpu’ Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts

Lachlan Johnson October 23, 2013
Facing extreme budget cuts, Whitman's yearbook has instigated significant changes in order to expand their audience and generate excitement among new students. ASWC granted Waiilatpu $3,500 this academic year, a drastic change from the $13,350 in 2012-2013.
ASWC Senate Keeps Waiilatpu, Passes Resolutions on Student Taught Classes and Divestment

ASWC Senate Keeps Waiilatpu, Passes Resolutions on Student Taught Classes and Divestment

Sarah Cornett April 15, 2013
Last Sunday night, April 15, ASWC Senate met for nearly six hours, discussing resolutions regarding student taught classes, divestment and the fate of Waiilatpu.
Town Hall.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.

ASWC Town Hall Looks at International Travel, Budget, Yearbook

Dylan Tull April 11, 2013

The final Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Town Hall of the year focused on three major subjects: the lifting of the international travel ban, addressing concerns regarding the ASWC budget...

Waiilatpu Needs More Than Funding to Flourish

Editorial Board April 4, 2013
If ASWC intends to fund Waiilatpu for the coming year, they should do so with the longer-term viability of the publication in mind.
Yearbook Remains Unfunded After First Budget Appeal

Yearbook Remains Unfunded After First Budget Appeal

Shelly Le April 4, 2013
After debate last Sun. March 31 at the ASWC Senate meeting regarding the fate of Waiilatpu, Whitman's yearbook, ASWC Finance Committee has agreed to keep the yearbook running for another year by amending the organization's budget.
Photos by cade beck.

ASWC Debates Fate of Waiilatpu

Sarah Cornett April 1, 2013
After being given two percent of its ASWC funding request, Waiilatpu, Whitman's yearbook organization, struggled to fight for itself at ASWC Senate meeting last Sunday night, March 31.

Discussion lacking in naming reincarnated yearbook “Waiilatpu”

Josh Goodman May 5, 2011
Two-thousand eleven has been a whirlwind for the students bringing back a Whitman yearbook, but lost in the process was broad discussion about their decision to stick with the yearbook's historical name -- Waiilatpu.
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