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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman’s independent bookstore will transition to Barnes & Noble management

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Whitman’s independent bookstore is officially going corporate. CFO Peter Harvey announced upcoming changes to the Whitman bookstore in an April 21 community-wide email. The bookstore will be operated...

Photos by Becca Mellema.

A Textbook Case of Catch-22

Lachlan Johnson November 29, 2012
Since the U.S. Congress passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in 2008, professors and the Whitman bookstore have found themselves hard-pressed to conform to the act’s regulations regarding textbooks. The HEOA requires both publishers and academic institutions to provide students with information on the textbooks associated with courses, preferably before registration for those courses begins.
Photos by Allie Felt.

Brenda Shaughnessy Lights Up Kimball Theatre

Mallory Martin October 31, 2012
On Thursday, Oct. 25, Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomed poet and Rutgers University professor Brenda Shaughnessy to Kimball Theatre to a small but lively audience.

Bookstore aims to update outdated inventory system

Molly Johanson February 2, 2012
This year, Whitman's bookstore has undergone a number of changes in an effort to remain an independent bookstore. Despite improvements, however, the bookstore is still susceptible to theft like any other retail operation.
Illustration: Julie Peterson

Whitman bookstore sacks plastic, adopts bagless policy

Rose Woodbury December 8, 2011
Last Thursday, November 29th, the bookstore formalized a policy it had been casually subscribing to for a while—it will no longer offer customers plastic bags unless they ask for them.
Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo

Whitman bookstore goes bagless

Shelly Le September 29, 2011
Senior ASWC Senator Zach Duffy collaborated with Sustainability Coordinators seniors Lauren McCullough and Katie Radosevic to create a plan that would encourage the Whitman bookstore to use fewer plastic bags, while still making the bookstore accommodating to visitors and students who don't have any other means of carrying their purchases.
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