Debate Team Moves Forward Amidst Disagreements About Supervision and Policy

Shelly Le
May 20, 2013
Filed under News

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the third in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part one examines the debate team's culture, including accusations mad... Read more »

Debate Title IX Investigation Prompted By Sexual Assault

Shelly Le
May 20, 2013
Filed under News

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the second in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part one examines the debate team's culture, including accusations mad... Read more »

As Longtime Coach Steps Down, Debate Culture Under Scrutiny

Shelly Le
May 20, 2013
Filed under News

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the first in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part two focuses on the Title IX investigation conducted in the spring... Read more »

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

Shelly Le
May 18, 2013
Filed under Editors' Blog

Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson's decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our reporting included dozens of interviews, both on and off the record, with current debate students, ad... Read more »

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Marie von Hafften
May 15, 2013
Filed under Media, Media Highlight

Final exams ended on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m. By 4:30 p.m. several hundred students filled the Reid sidelawn and pelted each other with colorful powder in MECCA and the South Asian Student Association (SASA)'s annual celebration of Holi. Due to cleaning issues resulting from last year's celebration,... Read more »

The Inimitable, Irreplaceable Professor Hashimoto

Quin Nelson
May 13, 2013
Filed under Circuit, News

Leaning back in his swivel chair, hands clasped over his stomach, Associate Professor of English Irvin "Hash" Hashimoto sits calmly in an office that looks like it was torn apart by a natural disaster. This is because Hashimoto, 68, is retiring, and packing up all of the belongings he has accumulated... Read more »

Creative Voices of Whitman

Sarah Cornett
May 13, 2013
Filed under A&E, Circuit

It is no secret that the Whitman community is one full of passionate people. As a prospective student, I decided to come to Whitman for that reason. Whitties are all really interested in something and they pursue these interests passionately and humbly. Whether meeting environmental activists, artists,... Read more »

We’re Greater Than Our Productivity

We’re Greater Than Our Productivity

May 13, 2013
Filed under Circuit, Opinion

This column was contributed by senior Zoe Ingerson '13. Like every single one of the millions of college grads that have come before me, I find myself thinking more and more the quintessential question of "Where did the time go?" When did this whole senior graduation thing happen, and how is it that we're standing here, 31 days from graduation? (Although, personal... Read more »

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

May 13, 2013
Filed under Circuit

This column was contributed by Marcial Díaz Mejía '13. My first year, I had a pro-Palestine picture on my wall. Someone in my section saw it and asked me why I had it up. I explained my position. Later, that same person told that I should probably remove it from my wall, as another section-mate could get offended. I refused, explaining that this was one of the re... Read more »

Hard Times Teach Us The Most

Hard Times Teach Us The Most

May 13, 2013
Filed under Circuit, Opinion

This column was distributed by Heather Domonoske '13. I arrived at Whitman looking for a fresh start and the ability to find myself. I pictured smiles, new friends, excursions, dynamic classes, falling in love with four seasons and more. Instead, I was bombarded with a multitude of moments w... Read more »

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Maegan Nelson
May 13, 2013
Filed under Circuit

Lisa Beneman "After graduation, I am immediately heading out on the U.S.-Mexico border trip with [Associate Professor of Politics] Aaron Bobrow-Strain and 10 other awesome Whitman students. It is an amazing program that I am excited to be a part of and learn from. After the trip I am moving to Siena, Italy for the summer to work at Tenuta di Spannocchia, a divers... Read more »

Senior Profiles: Fellowships and Grants

Senior Profiles: Fellowships and Grants

Serena Runyan
May 13, 2013
Filed under Circuit

Lauren Kutler will travel to Boston University next year to take classes and student-teach as a part of the Math for America program. Math for America is a private nonprofit organization that will allow Kutler to take math and education classes at Boston University for a year to receive her master's degree, and then will aid her in finding a four-year teaching ... Read more »