Faculty must allow equal and active student participation in Curriculum Committee

Editorial Board
December 9, 2010
Filed under Board Editorials

This past November, the faculty voted to create a new Curriculum Committee to address many of the concerns about enrollment pressure and course compression that have arisen this year after the faculty moved from a six-course to a five-course teaching load. Though the original proposal for this committee... Read more »

Whittie earns national auto racing title

Bailey Arango
December 9, 2010
Filed under Sports

Cameron Benner, a Whitman sophomore, hits 145 miles per hour on the same Fontana, Calif. racetrack that has claimed the lives of several drivers and has been navigated by racing legends like Dale Earnhardt and Jeff Gordon when his motor explodes. As coolant fluid covers his windshield, completely obscuring... Read more »

The Glover Alston Center provides students a home away from home

The Glover Alston Center provides students a home away from home

Shelly Le
December 9, 2010
Filed under News

"It's like an oasis away from Whitman," said sophomore Bao-Tram Do, Whitman's Intercultural Center Intern. The Glover Alston Center (GAC) opened at Whitman in January of this year, and has since changed how student clubs across campus meet and interact. Built with over half a dozen meeting rooms and intended as a designated spot for clubs at Whitman to meet, the GAC has transformed i... Read more »

Students, administrators feel mixed about waitlist process

Josh Goodman
December 9, 2010
Filed under News

First-year Nilce Alvarez had a smile and a sense of relief on her face last Monday, Dec. 6: she had just received an e-mail saying that she'd made it off the waitlist and into the section of Chem 126 that she wanted. That notification ended her month-long, stressful experience with the waitlist: a stress... Read more »

WikiLeaks initiates war between citizens and government

WikiLeaks initiates war between citizens and government

Dingli
December 9, 2010
Filed under Columnists, Opinion

Following Google's retreat from mainland China, WikiLeaks is provoking another war between the citizens and their government. Over 250,000 classified cables from U.S. embassies have been released to The New York Times, the Guardian and three other media organizations. The cables detailed the instructions... Read more »

How content creators can make piracy work

Blair Hanley Frank
December 9, 2010
Filed under Columnists

Ladies and gents, it's time for me to write a column about pirates. Before you go and grab your eye patches and cutlasses (or speedboats and AK-47s, if you're feeling modern), this is a column about digital piracy. Odds are, if you're at Whitman, you've probably pirated some sort of media at some time... Read more »

Early Decision I applications edge down

Molly Johanson
December 9, 2010
Filed under News

The application numbers for Early Decision I, which had a November 15 deadline, are in. This year there are about 100 applications. This is on the low-end of the average range of Early Decision I applicants for the past few years, which has been between 90 and 140 applicants. A much smaller pool of between... Read more »

ASWC aims to get student representation on curriculum committee

Derek Thurber
December 9, 2010
Filed under ASWC, News, News Highlight

Although senior Tristan Grau did not have troubling finding space in the courses he wanted during pre-registration for the spring 2011 semester, he did not get his first choice of class schedules. "When I first looked at the available courses for the spring semester to plan my schedule, I realized... Read more »

Whitman students support DREAM Act

Whitman students support DREAM Act

Karah Kemmerly
December 9, 2010
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News

If the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act passes this week in the Senate and is signed by President Obama, it will change the lives of several Whitman College students. Under the DREAM Act, currently undocumented students would be granted conditional residency, allowing them to live and work le... Read more »

Ski team gets ready to hit the slopes

Tyler Hurlburt
December 9, 2010
Filed under Sports

It is officially winter. Thermometers read in the single digits, Styx has already been transformed into a brilliant white unicorn and the club alpine ski team is busy gearing up for its upcoming season. Even though snow has only recently made its arrival to the Whitman campus, the ski team has been training since the beginning of the school year. Without the snow, the team has done a lot of general condition... Read more »

Athletics recruiting: Not just jocks

Matt Manley
December 9, 2010
Filed under Sports

With varsity athletes comprising around 20 percent of the student body, bringing topflight scholar-athletes to campus is a definite priority, according to Athletic Director Dean Snider. Recruiting future Whitman athletes is by no means isolated to athletics, either. The process is a cooperative activity... Read more »

First-year senators successfully advocate for expanded swipe hours in dorms

First-year senators successfully advocate for expanded swipe hours in dorms

Alyssa Goard
December 9, 2010
Filed under News

Members of Whitman College's first-year class advocated for and received an extension of the hours for swiping into the residence halls in a seamless example of student democracy. First-year senators Kayvon Behroozian, Chelsea Darlington, Bella Zarate and Brian Choe each received e-mails from classmates who were frustrated about their swipe card access. In the prior policy, students living on campus ... Read more »