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Filling pains: Student access to prescription medication

Anabelle Dillard, News Writer March 3, 2022

Figuring out how to fill and manage prescriptions can be a major challenge for Whitman students, especially those who come from out of state.  One option is the Welty Health Center, which can prescribe...

First chickenpox case on campus in “many years”

Naia Willemsen, News Writer September 16, 2021

Though chickenpox was once common in childhood, the disease has mostly pushed to the background thanks to herd immunity achieved either through vaccination or having contracted the disease as a child....

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Student club proposes sexual health product vending machine

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter October 29, 2020

Whitman might be getting a very unconventional vending machine. The vending machine project, proposed by Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA), would be placed in a gender neutral bathroom on campus...

SHAC, Red Cross offer CPR clinic

amyhasson April 4, 2012

For the past three years, the student health advisory council has teamed up with the Red Cross to offer a CPR certification clinic for Whitman students. While the purpose of the clinic has remained the...

Rex Rolle, Class of 13, models as an ill student with the flu, Fall 2010. Photo Credit: Kendra Klag

Nurses, students less worried about flu this year

Karah Kemmerly September 23, 2010

Compared to all the swine flu-driven coverage of 2009, this year the flu may have lost its hype. Though the Welty Student Health Center is always putting forth an effort to prevent and treat this illness,...

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