2011 March 03


21 during this time

  1. Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices Front Page Slideshow Greek Life News March 3, 2011

    Whitman's administration is investigating claims that TKE initiation violates the college's Code of Conduct and hazing policy.

  2. Kind Ness ensemble cast collaborates, prompts discussion on diversity A&E Front Page Slideshow March 3, 2011

    Ping Chong's script, Kind Ness, asks questions about otherness and acceptance. The cast, all Whitman juniors and seniors, work collaboratively with the design team to share the relationships between Buzz, the gorilla, and his friends.

  3. Mission statement discussed at town hall meeting News March 3, 2011

    Students curious about the future of Whitman College gathered in Reid on Monday, February 28 for an ASWC town hall meeting, where they heard from President Bridges and associate professor of sociology and assistant dean of faculty Professor Michelle Janning.

  4. Art building availability A&E A&E Highlight March 3, 2011

    Studio art at Whitman is both a hobby and an academic discipline, a fact that makes use of the art building and its studios a controversial issue, as some students feel they should have access to said facilities even if they are not art majors or enrolled in art classes. [caption ...

  5. Pio Picks A&E Pio Picks March 3, 2011

    IHC Mardi Gras Extravaganza In honor of the holiday, the FAH, Das Haus and La Maison will host a series of events. Students looking for a creative outlet can head to the FAH to make masks or Das Haus for face painting. Those looking to get their groove on can head ...

  6. Faculty value continued athleticism Sports March 3, 2011

    Faculty and staff at Whitman take advantage of the college setting to continue their involvement in sports.

  7. Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media News News Highlight March 3, 2011

    Uprisings in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries over the past few weeks have demonstrated the importance of spectacles in the international media. With these recent events in mind, speakers gathered in Maxey Auditorium to participate in a symposium entitled “Global Media, Global Spectacle" on Sat. Feb. 26.

  8. From the student section Sports March 3, 2011

    The month of February has seen an uproar in Whitman College spirit, as the Whitman men's basketball team marched to a regular season win over #1-ranked Whitworth and playoff victory over Lewis & Clark, before falling to Whitworth in the NWC championship game in Spokane. Reflecting on three of the ...

  9. Sixteen records fall at swim championships Front Page Slideshow Sports March 3, 2011

    The Whitman swimming teams collectively broke 16 school records at the conference championship meet.

  10. NWC change could make Whitman tennis national condender Sports Sports Highlight March 3, 2011

    The current Whitman team can make the jump from Conference Champions to National competitors this season.

  11. Video Games: Graphics don’t matter Opinion Opinion Highlight March 3, 2011

    Game developers and publishers are forging ahead with new and better graphics. They should be spending more of their time making better games.

  12. TKE responds to allegations Letter to the Editor March 3, 2011

    Dear Editor, Earlier this week a list of complaints about TKE initiation were brought to the attention of the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon, the administration and The Pioneer. The specific allegations are largely unfounded and falsified. However, we acknowledge that the individual making these claims had a negative experience ...

  13. Why repealing silly tax could make United States billions Opinion March 3, 2011

    By removing, or at least lowering, the Repatriation Tax the United States would see a resurgence in private investment as companies would find it less painful to bring profits home.

  14. Numbers in the News News March 3, 2011

    Numbers in the News is a weekly feature highlighting statistics and numbers which are of interest to students.

  15. Social Dance Club loosens people up on the floor A&E March 3, 2011

    If popular culture is any indication, ballroom dancing is not for the faint of heart, nor, stereotypically, for men. The Social Dance Club would love to change that, but their goal is not to boldly shake up the status quo. They just want to get as many people to dance ...

  16. Faculty votes to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman’s fourth sorority Greek Life News March 3, 2011

    Whitman faculty voted on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman's fourth sorority to reduce overcrowding in existing Greek groups.

  17. Museum in Use: The Davis Collection of Asian Art finds home, benefits students A&E March 3, 2011

    Asian art collection donated to the college in 1984 is now stored accessibly and displayed regularly in Olin's Asian Studies Center.

  18. College environment encourages contemplation of beliefs Feature Feature Highlight March 3, 2011

    Many people often assume that spirituality and higher education are mutually exclusive concepts—that being educated somehow inherently means that it is impossible to be spiritual. Yet Whitman College, a school of self-proclaimed academic excellence, is also home to numerous religious groups and is considered a formative place of spiritual understanding ...

  19. Wandering path of spiritual exploration Feature Weekly Topic March 3, 2011

    Over 25 percent of American adults have left the faith that they were brought up in, and college can often be  a time and place for spiritual exploration or transition. A survey of Whitman students conducted by the Office of Spiritual Life found that 42 percent of those surveyed identify ...

  20. Seeking solace: Interview with David James Duncan Feature March 3, 2011

    Writer and activist David James Duncan visited Whitman College last week and presented a guest lecture titled “The Wild Without, and the Wild Within: Toward a spirituality that serves the living world." In this interview Duncan shares with The Pioneer his personal spiritual leanings and the journey that led him ...

  21. A memorable liberal arts education Opinion March 3, 2011

    The original justification for a liberal arts education was that by learning from a wide variety of disciplines--humanities, sciences and social sciences--we students would graduate as free thinkers: people who can take that additional step back and come up with creative solutions to problems and change the world, to put ...