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Tracking the demise of the Whitman yearbook

Illustration by Megan Waldau
February 3, 2020

After years of budget cuts and vacillating student interest, Whitman’s yearbook, previously known as Waiilatpu, went quietly out of publication in 2017. Its discontinuation has repercussions for both...

‘Waiilatpu’ Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts

'Waiilatpu' Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts
October 23, 2013

In the face of a massive ASWC funding cut last year, Whitman College yearbook "Waiilatpu" has been searching for a way to survive and produce a compelling product. Changes include the elimination of paid...

Oh yeah, I forgot, the yearbook

April 25, 2013

After the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) narrowly voted against decommissioning Waiilatpu, the college's yearbook, various students across campus reported that, oh yeah, guess we have a...

ASWC Senate Keeps Waiilatpu, Passes Resolutions on Student Taught Classes and Divestment

ASWC Senate Keeps Waiilatpu, Passes Resolutions on Student Taught Classes and Divestment
April 15, 2013

Last Sunday night, April 14, ASWC Senate met for nearly six hours, discussing resolutions regarding student-taught classes, divestment and the fate of Waiilatpu. Student Taught Classes ASWC Senate...

ASWC Town Hall Looks at International Travel, Budget, Yearbook

Town Hall.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.
April 11, 2013

The final Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Town Hall of the year focused on three major subjects: the lifting of the international travel ban, addressing concerns regarding the ASWC budget...

Second yearbook proposal approved by ASWC

February 17, 2011

Second time was the charm for Whitman's yearbook, which gained funding after a re-vote during the ASWC Senate meeting on Sunday, Feb. 13. After their initial proposal to ASWC was voted down on Jan. 13,...

Whitman students look to revive yearbook

November 11, 2010

Nearly two decades following its discontinuation, there is a group of Whitman students who want to bring back the school's yearbook. The original yearbook, entitled "Waiilatpu," ceased production in the...

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