George Bridges: Reflections on a Decade at Whitman

May 18, 2015
Filed under Circuit

Serving as Whitman's president for the past 10 years has been an immense privilege. I've worked with extraordinarily talented people, celebrated impressive accomplishments of many groups and individuals, enjoyed unforgettable and joyous moments with students, faculty and staff, and learned much about... Read more »

Finding the Best Syrah- Eli Robinson

May 18, 2015
Filed under Circuit

This article was written by graduating senior Eli Robinson.  While other more diligent seniors have been stressing the details of cell physiology, I've been drinking. Searching for the alleged Walla Walla "funk" has brought me to some of the more obscure wineries in the valley and can be a fun tr... Read more »

Audrey Vaughn’s “What I Learned Working at a Winery”

May 18, 2015
Filed under Circuit

This article was written by senior mathematics major Audrey Vaughn. "Is that black cherry I taste?" The customer asks from across the bar, wine glass still held in midair. His face is hopeful and imploring, like a contestant on the "Price is Right" bidding on an at-home Jacuzzi. I want to tell him... Read more »

Kathy Murray’s Welcome Letter

May 18, 2015
Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow

Dear Members of the Whitman Community, It seems like such a long time since November when my appointment was announced, and I am genuinely looking forward to settling into the Whitman campus and launching our work together on July 1. I was in Walla Walla for meetings in February and back on campus... Read more »

Guest column: Women’s victories do not erase systemic debate sexism

May 7, 2015
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion, Opinion Highlight

It's devastating to realize I am no longer a debater, but it's more devastating to understand why. I never wanted to write an op-ed or talk publicly about my experiences in debate, but the unfortunate truth is we are obligated to defend our right to fair treatment. I don't know how to put into words what ... Read more »

Guest column: Loss of Quran limits Encounters discussions

May 7, 2015
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As a true example of antiquity in conversation with modernity, the upperclassmen I knew as a first-year still called Encounters "Core." Over the past four years at Whitman, the Encounters program has changed dramatically. Now the name itself seems to reflect a distinct guiding ethic or ideal that the... Read more »

Guest column: Debate suspension stifles critical thinking about discrimination

April 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Opinion Highlight

As a debater who is genderqueer, I found the suspension of the Debate Team devastating. Debate offered me a safe space where I could explore my identity. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the suspension is that the administration never bothered to learn about debate; they never came to a tournament,... Read more »

Wandering through Oregon’s seven wonders

April 22, 2015
Filed under NW News

This story was originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University on April 15, 2015. It was written by Kellie Standish. Find the original here. Forget the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; can you name the Seven Wonders of Oregon? Oregon's seven wonders were developed  by Travel Oregon... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Whitman culture is normalizing sexual assault

April 9, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As a freshman, I entered school this fall in the usual chaotic haze of new people, no parents and unlimited meal swipes. I never drank in high school, and entering college gave me access to a world I had only glimpsed in movies. One night I lost my friends and ended up drinking too much at a party. Instead... Read more »

Return of fraternities to campus sparks debate at Willamette University (part two)

March 18, 2015
Filed under NW News

These stories were originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University in March of 2015 (dates and authors attached to each story.) They are printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between northwest collegiate newspapers. We suggest you begin by reading s... Read more »

Return of fraternities to campus sparks debate at Willamette University (part one)

March 18, 2015
Filed under NW News

These stories were originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University in February and March of 2015 (dates and authors attached to each story.) They are printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between northwest collegiate newspapers. 2 fraternities approved for hous... Read more »

Don’t tap the glass: a new greenhouse at PLU

March 8, 2015
Filed under NW News

This story was originally published in The Mooring Mast of Pacific Lutheran University on March 6, 2015. It was written by News Editor Samantha Lund. A new building will be added to campus this summer, just in time to hold the flowers that bloom in spring. A greenhouse is joining Rieke and Morken on the southwest side of campus. The project will be comp... Read more »