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State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu comes to campus as MLK speaker


State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu visited campus for a speech and a conversation with President George Bridges and the student body on Tuesday, Jan. 29. As this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speaker, Justice Yu spoke on race, poverty and the criminal justice system to a crowd of students, faculty members and community members. Justice Yu opened the session with a speech and then took a few questions from President Bridges before handing the microphone to the audience. She emphasized a perspective on race and the legal system garnered from her experience as a trial judge rather than from her more publicized position as the state’s first LGBTQ or Asian-American Supreme Court Justice. “I don’t decide cases based on race but I understand race when it’s on the table," said Yu in her speech. "I can ask a different question because of my life experience. But I do want to assure ... (more)

ASWC considers resolution on sexual assault policy


A proposed resolution calling for changes to Whitman’s Title IX and sexual assault policy will be discussed by the ASWC ... more...

Sherlock System to Enhance Library Searches


As members of the Whitman community return from winter break, the Penrose Library staff is eager to share the new ... more...

ASWC hires news Executive Director of Communications


Concluding a month-long search for a new executive director of communications, Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) has officially hired ... 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...

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)