A Man and His Pipe, Part III: “Father of His County”

Will Gregg
May 2, 2014
Filed under A Whittie Look at the Past

  When Walla Walla was founded, it was, in the eyes of many, likely to be nothing more than a modest agricultural center. The gold rush shamed that prediction for a while. But the quality of the Palouse hills for agriculture ensured the area's longevity, as it does today. Palouse is an altered spe... Read more »

A Man and His Pipe, Part II: The Man who Never Smiled

A Man and His Pipe, Part II: The Man who Never Smiled

Will Gregg
April 6, 2014
Filed under A Whittie Look at the Past

As I mentioned in my last post, the gold rush had brought significant change to Walla Walla including a large proportion of temporary to permanent residents. The rush also affected the political climate, as Frank T. Gilbert describes in his Historic Sketches of Walla Walla County (1882): "Values to a... Read more »

A Man and His Pipe, Part I: “Considerable Noteworthy History”

Will Gregg
March 1, 2014
Filed under A Whittie Look at the Past

A. J. Cain's meerschaum pipe, featuring a wolf, cottage, and brick texturing. Along the bottom is inscribed the year, "1860." This specimen is perhaps the finest piece of smoking paraphernalia you've ever laid eyes on. The material is meerschaum, a rare mineral found almost exclusively in a valle... Read more »

Handing down History

Will Gregg
February 12, 2014
Filed under A Whittie Look at the Past, Blogs

Welcome to the wonderful history of Whitman and Walla Walla! This blog will feature different objects from the Penrose Archives each week in a discussion of regional and college history. The objects I have chosen this week are symbolic of this inaugural entry of the blog. Gavels, of course, are use... Read more »

Real Food Challenge documents food at Whitman

Will Gregg
March 10, 2011
Filed under News

This year Whitman College students are digesting food on another level by auditing the process of consumption itself. Several campus groups are working on a food audit, which will examine Bon Appétit Food Management Company's purchases as part of the nationally-organized Real Food Challenge (RFC). The... Read more »

Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media

Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media

Will Gregg
March 3, 2011
Filed under News, News Highlight

Uprisings in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries over the past few weeks have demonstrated the importance of spectacles in the international media. With these recent events in mind, speakers gathered in Maxey Auditorium to participate in a symposium entitled "Global Media, Global Spectacle" on Saturday,... Read more »

Spirituality author David James Duncan visits campus

Spirituality author David James Duncan visits campus

Will Gregg
February 24, 2011
Filed under News

The walls of Maxey Auditorium echoed with the spiritual musings of David James Duncan, who gave a lecture entitled "The Wild Without, and the Wild Within: toward a spirituality that serves the living world" on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Stuart Coordinator of Religious and Spiritual Life Adam Kirtley, who fir... Read more »

Mentees to Campus day highlights growth of mentor program

Will Gregg
February 17, 2011
Filed under Community, News

Once a year, 150 grade school and middle school students stampede into Reid Campus Center for a carnival organized by Whitman's Mentor Program which places Whitman students in local public schools to mentor at-risk kids. Mentees to Campus Day originally started as a scavenger hunt but has grown into... Read more »

Whitman searches for environmental studies-classics, nine other tenure-track faculty

Will Gregg
February 10, 2011
Filed under News

Whitman College's search for a professor to fill the newly-combined position of environmental studies and classics began on Monday, Feb. 7 and will continue until shortly before spring break. The environmental studies-classics position is one of 10 tenure track positions Whitman will try to fill this... Read more »