Manning to speak at commencement

Andy Monserud
May 7, 2015
Filed under News

This year's commencement address will be delivered by Rob Manning, '80. Manning, who grew up in Whidbey Island, Wash, majored in physics while at Whitman and is now a major player in NASA's Mars missions and the chief engineer for the Curiosity Mars rover. President George Bridges asked Manning to... Read more »

Now Is the Time campaign starts winding down

Andy Monserud
May 7, 2015
Filed under News

Whitman's Now Is the Time fundraising campaign will come to a close on June 30.  The eight-year campaign has already exceeded its goal of raising 150 million dollars, and its organizers hope to garner more donations for the college in the time before the campaign ends. The Now Is the Time campaign began ... Read more »

Hanford advocacy groups hold alternative to State of the Site meeting

Hanford advocacy groups hold alternative to State of the Site meeting

Andy Monserud
April 30, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News, News Highlight

Maxey Auditorium played host to a community-led meeting on the Hanford Nuclear Site on Wednesday, April 29. Organized by a collection of advocacy groups involved in the cleanup at Hanford, the event, along with several similar events across the Pacific Northwest, served as a substitute for the Department... Read more »

Local surveillence limited in Walla Walla

Local surveillence limited in Walla Walla

Andy Monserud
April 23, 2015
Filed under News, News Highlight

Over the past several years, the widespread use of surveillance technology has become commonplace both as a tool for law enforcement and for private use.  According to the Walla Walla Police Department and Whitman Security, though, Whitman students and their Walla Wallan neighbors are not under as close... Read more »

GlobeMed hosts Burma Voices

GlobeMed hosts Burma Voices

Andy Monserud
April 16, 2015
Filed under News

Members of GlobeMed performed the original production Burma Voices on Friday, April 10. The event consisted of a series of monologues about the country's long period of rule by a military junta, based on the testimonies of Burmese people. Though military rule ended in 2011, it has led to an unstable... Read more »

ASWC to pass resolution protesting imprisonment

Andy Monserud
April 2, 2015
Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

Nearly a week after being deposed by the forces of Divestment in a bloodless coup, ASWC Senate will vote tonight on a resolution condemning the student government-in-exile's imprisonment in Memorial Hall. ASWC has been locked in their Senate meeting room on the second floor of Memorial Hall since... Read more »

General Jim Mattis discusses mideast military policy in Maxey lecture

General Jim Mattis discusses mideast military policy in Maxey lecture

Andy Monserud
April 1, 2015
Filed under News

Retired four-star general in the U.S. Central Command James Mattis spoke to a large group of Whitman and Walla Walla community members in Maxey Hall Tuesday night.  Mattis, who grew up in Pullman, WA, came to campus at the request of senior Bill Landefeld and with the help of the Whitman Events Board. ... Read more »

Sigma Chi-hosted Greek Life discussion focuses on sexual assault

Sigma Chi-hosted Greek Life discussion focuses on sexual assault

Andy Monserud
March 12, 2015
Filed under News

Whitman fraternity Sigma Chi held an open forum on Greek Life in Olin Hall on the night of Tuesday, March 10. The event, intended originally as a panel-based discussion touching on a variety of issues facing the Greek community, shifted due to low turnout to a largely crowd-sourced discussion focused... Read more »

Rabinowitz Award funds promising service programs

Andy Monserud
March 5, 2015
Filed under News

Applications closed this week for the Ben Rabinowitz Campus Improvement Award, which is granted to students for use on charitable projects of their own devising. The SEC, which collects applications for submission to the Deans' Council, reported the submission of five applications before the deadline... Read more »

Study looks toward future of Heritage Square

Study looks toward future of Heritage Square

Andy Monserud
February 26, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News

Heritage Square Park, the small park near the corner of Main Street and Colville Street, has long been maligned as a center for street crime and a spot for Walla Walla's homeless to crash. This summer a number of Walla Walla community members, including some Whitman students and faculty, looked more... Read more »

Students, faculty hold vigil for shooting victims

Andy Monserud
February 19, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News, News Highlight

Whitman students and faculty held a vigil in the Amphitheatre on Monday, Feb. 17th for the late Pasco, Wash. resident and police shooting victim Antonio Zambrano-Montes and for Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha. Zambrano-Montes, a young farm worker and... Read more »

InterNation Celebration returns for fourth go-around

Andy Monserud
February 12, 2015
Filed under News

The Beyond Borders Club partnered with the Intercultural Center and ASWC to host the fourth-annual InterNation Celebration in the Reid Young Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 7. The celebration, preceded by an international dinner in Prentiss Dining Hall, featured a series of performances inspired by various c... Read more »