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WCAAUP calls attention to Walla Walla housing crisis

Ben Kearney, News Reporter October 20, 2022

Earlier this month, the Whitman College American Association of University Professors (WCAAUP) sent out a statement calling for a new benefits program. This new benefits program would aid faculty members...

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Getting to know Whitman’s new head of LGBTQIA+ Student Services

Paul Florence, News Reporter September 29, 2022

Whitman’s LGBTQIA+ Student Services program seeks to support all members of the LGBTQIA+ campus community as a part of the Intercultural Center. The hope is to build community, put on social events...

OP-ED: Bringing consent into the classroom: The future of sexual violence prevention at Whitman

Hannah Rudman , Senior May 5, 2022

All interviews in this piece are from anonymous Whitman students. Content Warning: This piece discusses sexual assault. Sexual violence and its prevention are a frequent topic of discussion among...

Op-Ed: Whitman’s unpaid debt

Jeff Mutethia , Junior March 3, 2022

On Jan. 30, the Whitman community received an email from the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) titled “Land Acknowledgment.” In their email, ASWC reiterated the truth that Whitman occupies...

Professors care about Whitman, so why doesn’t the administration care about them?

Hailey Livingston , Columnist February 24, 2022

Around this time last year, Whitman released the Financial Sustainability Review (FSR), stoking student and alumni outrage. To give a brief summary, the FSR cut money from the arts and humanities programs...

Let’s talk about Whitman’s treatment of sexual assault

Hailey Livingston , Columnist September 23, 2021

Unless you’re brand new or really out of the loop, you are probably aware that Whitman has gotten rid of Green Dot. As a quick refresh, Green Dot is a bystander training program that aims to educate...

Leaving so soon, Kathy?

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor March 11, 2021

As I’m sure many of you have heard, President Kathy Murray recently announced that she is retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. She did this in a very short, very vague email that has left...

We need better COVID-19 communication from the administration

Victoria Helmer, Columnist November 19, 2020

By now, you’ve probably heard about the four staff members and one student who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Perhaps you first found out through The Wire. Maybe you found out through last Thursday’s...

Op-Ed: Suggestions for Improving the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Experience at Whitman College

Emily Volpert, Whitman College Senior April 30, 2017

At Whitman, the number of reports of sexual assault has consistently increased over the last five years. While reports of sexual assault on campus are steadily increasing, far fewer assaults are investigated...

Students, Administration, Police Respond to Recent Drugging Reports

Chris Hankin and Mitchell Smith, News Editor and Editor in Chief April 21, 2017

The most recent report of a Whitman student unknowingly ingesting a dissociative drug came close to two weeks ago, and since then members of the Whitman community have responded on varying ways. The...

Daren Mooko Announced as new Dean of Students

Chris Hankin, News Editor February 24, 2017

After an arduous search process, Whitman College announced earlier today that Daren Rikio Mooko will become the new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Mr. Mooko previously filled...

When Does a Pledge Delayed Become a Promise Betrayed?

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership January 24, 2017

The documentary “Agents of Change,” shown in Maxey Auditorium last Thursday, taught us that creation of Black Studies programs at San Francisco State College and Cornell University in 1968-69 was anything...

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