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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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Walla Walla prepares for two important local elections this November

Abby Malzewski, News Editor October 21, 2021

Local election candidates and their platforms were introduced at virtual candidate forums. The Walla Walla city council election forum was held on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and the school district election...

Walla Walla City Council and School Board elections approach

Naia Willemsen, Reporter September 30, 2021

While 2021 is not a major election year, there is still an opportunity to vote in the Walla Walla City Council and school board race. Many Whitman students face the question of where they can vote....

Whitman Teaches the Movement and Wa-Hi collaborate for Black History Month virtual event

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) collaborated with Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) to facilitate conversations about Black history during the final week of Black History Month. On Wednesday, Feb. 24,...

“Omitted”: Whitman Teaches the Movement holds talk on gaps in K-12 curriculum of Black history

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor October 5, 2020

Whitman Teaches the Movement will hold their first event of the semester, “Omitted: A look at the Hard History that we weren't taught in school, and why that matters," over Zoom on Thursday, Oct. 8 at...

The Whitman Teaches the Movement exhibition in the Stevens Gallery features protest signs made by students in the Walla Walla Public School District. Photo by Carson Jones

Teaching the movement through art

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter March 12, 2020

Colorful protest signs, collages and puzzle pieces line the walls of the Stevens Gallery, with bold children’s handwriting standing out in every corner. The exhibit is a showcase of what Whitman Teaches...

Seniors Andy Burnstein, Emma Patterson, Laura Jessich and Hope Giddings were a few of the students leading the discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Continuing the conversation on the Marcus Whitman statue

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter November 11, 2019

Last Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Jewett Cafe, Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Continuing the Conversation co-hosted a student-led discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue and activism surrounding...

Cherokee Washington 17 at the Whitman Teaches Movement table. Photo by Natalie Mutter.

Volunteers to teach civil rights history to Walla Walla students

Georgia Lyon January 28, 2016
Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) is continuing its partnership to teach civil rights in local schools.

Social activist groups host dessert, discussion

Andy Monserud November 20, 2014
Student organizations Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Students for Education Reform (SFER) hosted a discussion of civil rights and social justice over ice cream on Wednesday afternoon. The event sought to foster conversations about social justice issues as well as to serve as a recruiting push for both groups.
Whitman Teaches The Movement Begins Third Year

Whitman Teaches The Movement Begins Third Year

Sarah Cornett January 30, 2014
Whitman Teaches the Movement launched its third year on Monday, Jan. 27 with two kick-off events: a panel of educators sharing experiences in teaching the Civil Rights Movement and a guest lecture by Kate Shuster of the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Whitman Teaches the Movement Expands Civil Rights Education

Whitman Teaches the Movement Expands Civil Rights Education

Lorah Steichen November 21, 2013
In response to the failing grade Washington state received for its civil rights education standards, Whitman College created the program Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) two years ago to supplement Walla Walla Public Schools' lack of civil rights education. Now entering its third year, WTTM is undergoing several changes that seek to expand and streamline the program.
Whitman Teaches the Movement

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Maegan Nelson November 29, 2012
Whitman Teaches the Movement, a community service project started last year, sends Whitman students into local Walla Walla public school classrooms to teach about civil rights. This year, students will be teaching between Jan. 22 and Feb. 2, and training for the program occurred this week.
Credit: Halley McCormick

Students win awards for civil rights education

Molly Johanson April 5, 2012
Seniors Shannon Morrissey, Libby Watkins and Alyssa Fairbanks, along with Assistant Dean for Student Engagement Noah Leavitt traveled to the Office of Civil Rights in Seattle on March 21 to give a presentation about their experiences teaching about the civil rights movement in Walla Walla Public Schools with the Whitman Teaches the Movement initiative. The three were also recognized with Civil Rights Education Hero Awards.
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