Innovation meets Innaguration
After the inauguration of new Whittier College President Linda Oubré on Feb. 23, guests, students, alumni, and faculty travelled down the hill from the Graham Athletic Center to gather in the Science and Learning Center (SLC) to mingle and explore the College’s most recent successes in the Inauguration Reception and Innovation Showcase.
Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Senate held the second and third readings of the Budget Distribution Bill at the meeting on Feb. 25, and voted to pass the bill, despite objections from Media Council Representative Astra Yatroussis and Environmental Affairs Representative Jenna Gelinas.
From Whittier to Weslyan
The Nebraska Wesleyan publicity photos are all green and red; the university is a gridlock of brick buildings, broken up by cracks made of grass and trees. This is where Whittier College Vice President for Academic Affairs Darrin Good will be in roughly six months, when he is inaugurated as Wesleyan’s new President.
Breaking down the lockdown
On Feb. 6, 2019 at 4:49 p.m., a Whittier College Alert was sent to the Whittier community. “Whittier College is on lockdown due to a potentially armed person near the campus,” stated the alert. The College remained on lockdown until a second alert was sent to the community at 4:59 p.m., stating that the “lockdown [had] been lifted at Whittier College and the campus [was] all clear.”
Out of left field; Democrats running for president in 2020
There are currently seven declared major candidates for the Democratic primary, three who have formed exploratory committees — organizations that test the political water to determine if their candidate should run — and more expected to join the race in the coming months. The major candidates who have declared their presidential bids include: Cory Booker, Julian Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Marrianne Williamson and Andrew Yang.
Light of Learning ignites semester
Whittier College formally welcomed 31 incoming transfer students to campus at the Spring 2019 Orientation. The event, planned by Dean of Students Administrative Assistant and New Students Program Coordinator Frances Romo along with the help of Student Orientation Coordinator Maria Caliz, consisted of approximately 12 hours worth of activities.
The House of Representatives plays the blues
As a result of the Nov. 6 elections, the Republican Party was able to tighten control of the Senate, and the Democratic Party was able to flip the House of Representatives — meaning they were able to turn it from a Republican Party majority to a Democratic Party majority.