Senior Survey

Abby Seethoff
December 22, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The members of the senior delegation ponder their roles on ASWC, their impending graduations, and their olfactory preferences. Tim Reed Major: Philosophy Favorite Smell: Lodgepole pines in the Sierra Nevada Dream spring break location: Skiing in Canada What he hopes to accomplish with ... Read more »

ISP Reflections: Part 1

Maya Volk
December 20, 2014
Filed under Blogs, From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia

Greetings blog followers! Due to a busy schedule and broken computer, I was unable to post this blog when I first wrote it. However, both of these problems have since been solved, and although my program has ended, I will be posting my last few posts over the next few days. First, I'm going to travel... Read more »

In conclusion…

In conclusion…

Jessica Faunt
December 15, 2014
Filed under Jess Goes West

It's only been a week since Semester in the West ended, and I have already transformed a nomad to couch potato. Last night, curled up in my sleeping bag, I watched a TV special of The Princess Diaries 2. As I was tearing up, touched by Anne Hathaway as she led orphaned children in a parade, it became... Read more »

Office of Civil Rights investigations continue

Lachlan Johnson
December 11, 2014
Filed under News, News Highlight

The Office of Civil Rights is currently carrying out two separate investigations of Whitman College, one that began this November in response to alleged violations of Title IX and failure to uphold Whitman's own policies on sexual assault, and another that began last spring for sexual harassment and... Read more »

Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights

Andy Monserud
December 11, 2014
Filed under Community, News

Colorfully lit floats, cars, bikes and horses lined up along Boyer Avenue on Saturday in preparation for Walla Walla's 19th-annual holiday Macy's Parade of Lights. Put on each year by the Downtown Walla Walla foundation, the parade starts just west of the Whitman campus at the intersection of Boyer and... Read more »

Community Collaboration Brings “The Nutcracker” To Life

Community Collaboration Brings “The Nutcracker” To Life

Lane Barton
December 11, 2014
Filed under Community, News

On Dec. 13, the Walla Walla community will have the opportunity to view two performances of the "The Nutcracker" in Cordiner Hall. The return of this biannual event, set up by the Walla Walla Symphony and Eugene Ballet Company with support from the Dance Center of Walla Walla and other community members,... Read more »

Pribilsky: Convocation address should welcome but challenge students

December 11, 2014
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor: The students from Hillel-Shalom, whose letter (Nov. 13) regarded this year's convocation speech, are to be commended for their courage in making public a debate that has played out largely in the shadows. They were correct to label Professor Semerdjian's speech divisive. For me, a third generation Walla Wallanwho... Read more »

Bridges: On Race, Ferguson, and the Use of Deadly Force

December 11, 2014
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As Whitman's president, I am immensely proud of those students, faculty and staff who stood in solidarity last week on the steps of the Penrose Library in memory of Michael Brown, killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Thank you for causing our campus to pause and reflect on this tragedy and the... Read more »

Inspiration at the Big Apple for Art students

Kamna Shastri
December 11, 2014
Filed under Feature

New York City is a playground for the senses. People fill the sidewalks, breathing in air that rings with Broadway tunes. The scents of food from all around the world - dumplings, pasta, gyros - mingled together to serenade seventeen senior Art and Art History majors and professors from Whitman as they... Read more »

December graduates say goodbye

Natalie Berg
December 11, 2014
Filed under News

Multiple students are graduating from Whitman at the end of this semester. This happens for a variety of reasons, such as starting college in January, taking time off from college or finishing their degree a semester ahead of or behind schedule. Graduating seniors Olivia Bates and Sebastian Lowe both... Read more »

Study breaks ease end-of-semester tension

Annie Roge
December 11, 2014
Filed under News

During the week of finals, the Residence Life staff will hold study halls every evening to help students relax after stressful days. For Whitman students living in on-campus, organized study breaks are an integral part of residence life. While each Hall organizes its study breaks independently during... Read more »

Holiday volunteer opportunities through the SEC

Audrey Kelly
December 11, 2014
Filed under Feature

Adopting a family sounds like a difficult task, but it doesn't take much to provide a family with a more cheerful holiday season. Abby Juhasz, the community service coordinator in the Student Engagement Center, facilitates the Adopt-a-Family program every winter. Whitman students, faculty and staff... Read more »