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Office of Civil Rights investigations continue


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 intimidation involving the college’s debate team. In the past two years, at least six claims against Whitman have been brought before the Office of Civil Rights. While the OCR has opened investigations for two of them, four were dismissed due to various causes. Only 22 percent of complaints brought before the OCR nationwide result in investigations being opened, and the OCR can take years to reach a final verdict. “Two week ago we hosted a senior attorney from the Office of Civil Rights for a conference we held on campus ... and he talked about cases that were as old as 800 days in ... (more)

December graduates say goodbye


Multiple students are graduating from Whitman at the end of this semester. This happens for a variety of reasons, such ... more...

Study breaks ease end-of-semester tension


During the week of finals, the Residence Life staff will hold study halls every evening to help students relax after ... more...

Internship grant program continues trend of expansion


The Student Engagement Center (SEC) recently opened up applications for its summer internship grants. The grants, at 2,500 dollars each, ... more...

Office of Civil Rights investigates possible Title IX violation


The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is currently investigating Whitman College for possible violation of federal law. ... more...

Social activist groups host dessert, discussion


Student organizations Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Students for Education Reform (SFER) hosted a discussion of civil rights and ... more...

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici

Parade of Lights


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 ... (more)

Contributed photo by Jon Christopher Meyers Photography.

Community Collaboration Brings “The Nutcracker” To Life


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 ... (more)


Sister Outsider inspires at coffeehouse


This evening, on Friday, Dec. 5th, slam poetry duo Sister Outsider performed at the FACE Equality Coffeehouse in Reid Basement. This event marked the sixth annual coffeehouse put on by FACE, or Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment. The event was ... (more)