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Singled Out: Is profiling a problem on campus?

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Hannah Bartman contributed reporting. *Some of the names in this article have been changed to protect the identities of students. Armed police officers approached the French House as sophomore Sami Carrillo, a student of color, stood in the doorway. It was 2 a.m. the night before Thanksgiving, and Carrillo was being accused of trespassing in his own home after refusing to present identification when he opened his door to a Whitman security officer. According to some students and alumni, racial profiling has been an issue on campus for years. But since the incident at the French House during this year’s Thanksgiving Break, Carrillo has been organizing students and faculty of color to pressure the administration to take action. “It was really weird to have that happen here to me ... (more)



Policy Debate Team Season Canceled Following Policy Violation

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On Monday, March 16, Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer notified students, staff and faculty via email that the ... more...


George Bridges named next president of Evergreen

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The Evergreen State College's Board of Trustees announced today that George Bridges will assume the presidency of the college, ... more...


Sigma Chi-hosted Greek Life discussion focuses on sexual assault

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Whitman fraternity, Sigma Chi held an open forum on Greek Life in Olin Hall on Tuesday night. The event, intended ... more...


Office of Admission breaks record for applications for second year in row

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For a second year in a row, Whitman has received a record number of applications for admission or transferring to ... more...


Tuition, salary increases chosen for 2015-16

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February’s Governing Board meetings resulted in the approval of a new budget for the 2015-16 academic year, which includes a ... more...

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Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

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Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Whitman’s annual Breaking Ground Monologues provide a space for community members to share stories of struggle, identity and growth. 2015 marks the third year of the Breaking ... (more)


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Divestment student referendum

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An ASWC student referendum on support for fossil fuel divestment was put to a vote on Tuesday, March 3. The resolution passed with strong support, with 85.39 percent of voters voting “yes.” More than half of the student body ... (more)


Heritage Park. Photo by Hayley Turner.

Study looks toward future of Heritage Square

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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 ... (more)