How Whitman Gets its Art: The Art Advisory Committee

Sarah Cornett
May 18, 2015
Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow

When students on campus returned from Summer Break this year, they were greeted by Frog Feet. Walking down the steps of Reid Campus Center, a red and yellow glass sculpture resembling amphibian appendages stood in a landing as they descended to the Post Office or the Bookstore. While this glass... 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 »

Bob Carson Leaves 40 Year Legacy of Enthusiasm

Audrey Kelly
May 18, 2015
Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow

Even when the current managing editor of The Pioneer and ASWC senator balked at the slope ahead of her, Bob Carson was unafraid. Granted he had years more of experience with sledding down sand dunes, but it's also doubtful that someone would deduct awesome points for such a badass habit. After a half-hour... Read more »

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Natalie Berg
May 7, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News

From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 272 students, faculty and staff members joined members of ASWC and Divest Whitman in a sit-in to protest the college's investments in fossil fuels. During the sit-in, ASWC President senior Tatiana Kaehler presented the ... Read more »

Die-in protests police violence

Die-in protests police violence

Halley McCormick
May 7, 2015
Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, News

On Friday, May 1, over three dozen students and staff staged a protest in front of Penrose Library in response to instances of police brutality in the United States. Students made signs and then lay on the ground, resembling dead bodies. Organized by the Black Student Union (BSU),  the protest emulated... Read more »

Student-run cycling team finishes season strong

Student-run cycling team finishes season strong

Kendra Winchester
May 7, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Sports

The cycling team here at Whitman operates at a varsity sport level; however, it is entirely student run. Because it does not have a coaching staff, the team is required to plan every single race event as well as workouts and practices. The team is also required to plan their events such as spring training... Read more »

OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy

OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy

Lachlan Johnson
April 30, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News

Investigators from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) visited Whitman from Wednesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 23 to determine whether or not the college is following its professed Title IX and sexual assault policies. ... 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 »

Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Martina Pansze
April 30, 2015
Filed under Feature, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

As the clock strikes 8 p.m., women start to trickle into the climbing gym. By 8:05, Beyoncé is blasting from the speakers, and women are harnessing up and beginning to climb. Every other week, The Whitman Climbing Center hosts Ladies' Climbing Night from 8 to 10 p.m. Started by juniors Josephine... Read more »

Men’s soccer announces new head coach

Men’s soccer announces new head coach

Riley Foreman
April 28, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Sports, Sports Highlight

In the wake of former Men's Soccer Head Coach Mike Washington's retirement, the Whitman Athletic Department, with the help of student-athletes, has successfully completed a nationwide search to fill the empty post. The hiring committee is excited to announce that Jose Cedeno will assume responsibilities... Read more »

Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year

Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year

Christy Carley
April 23, 2015
Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, News

As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, ASWC's elected Executive Council plans new ways to address student concerns and seeks to increase student involvement in college decision-making processes. With President George Bridges stepping down, ASWC hopes to work with incoming President Kathleen Murray... Read more »

Seniors install final pieces

Seniors install final pieces

Hannah Bartman
April 23, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

As another academic year comes to a close, seniors throughout all disciplines have worked hard to provide a capstone to their Whitman experience in the form of a thesis. All 14 senior art majors have a unique task in that they must create a whole series of work that will be open to the public in the... Read more »