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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Accreditors Visit Whitman Campus

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter April 25, 2024

From April 15 through 17, representatives from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an accreditor for institutions of higher education, visited Whitman’s campus to conduct its Evaluation...

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Inaugural Salmon Film Festival Graces Campus

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter April 18, 2024

The inaugural Salmon Film Festival kicked off on April 12 and 13 on campus, drawing sizable crowds of community members and students with wafts of salmon cooking and the hum of conversation. The two-day...

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Students More Concerned about TikTok Addiction than Data Harvesting

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter April 4, 2024

As the U.S. government moves to address concerns around Chinese intelligence gathering via TikTok, a popular social media application, the focus of many Whitman students lies on the addictive nature...

Whitman Raises Rent for Off Campus Housing

Whitman Raises Rent for Off Campus Housing

Sebastian Squire, News Editor February 1, 2024

Whitman College is planning a roughly $150 rent increase to college-owned off-campus housing at the beginning of the next academic year, according to Jeff Hamrick, the College’s Vice President for...

Best practices for capitalizing off your student body

Best practices for capitalizing off your student body

Rachel Husband, Humor Writer May 4, 2023

Back in August of 2002, on the day of my birth, Whitman College gave me my first diploma (second one currently in progress). It reads, “To Rachel Husband. Diploma of good health and lifelong learning.”...

The Master’s Tools: Overcoming the awkward in-between of theory and practice

Lee Thomas, Humor Writer May 12, 2022

As I near my senior year and the unnerving inevitability of graduating from college, I reflect on what I've been learning, thinking and doing in preparation for my life post-Whitman. As the college’s...

OP-ED: The failure of Whitman’s COVID-19 policies

Bex Heimbrock, First-year April 28, 2022

Whitman, a college that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, has left immunocompromised people behind in its zealous search for a post-COVID-19 school year. We have all suffered as a result.  For...

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OP-ED: I’m just trying to piss: The gendering of nongendered experiences

Lee Thomas, Junior April 7, 2022

I like the bathrooms in Cleveland Commons. While I don't go there often anymore, except for working and taking napkins for my house, I always enjoy being able to walk into whichever side is closest...

Our college’s history is founded on a lie. We should talk about it more often.

Parsa Keshavarz Alamdari, Columnist April 1, 2022

We have all heard about Marcus Whitman, the man our college is named after. The way Marcus Whitman was murdered made him a character that is remembered to this day, and Whitman College had a big role...

What is mutual aid?

Alanna Sherman, Columnist February 17, 2022

Mutual aid is the reciprocal exchange of resources between community members, but this is not to be confused with charity. Although charity usually has good intentions, it often comes with a hierarchy...

Whitman alters COVID protocol

Conor Bartol, Used car lot inflatable wavy noodle understudy December 2, 2021

Following students’ return to campus after break, Whitman has announced several changes in COVID protocol. Following “recent federal guidelines and recommendations,” these rules are going into effect...

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Addressing transphobia at Whitman

Alanna Sherman, Columnist December 2, 2021

Transphobia, defined as violence or negativity aimed at transgender or gender nonconforming people, is prevalent around the world. The existence of transphobia is disputed, and violence against trans...

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