Whitman tuition increases, but near Panel of 14 average

Derek Thurber
May 5, 2011
Filed under News

This article was updated at 9:04 p.m. on Sunday May 8, 2011 This article was co-authored by Rachel Alexander. Since the seniors graduating on May 22 first came to Whitman in 2007, the annual cost of attending Whitman has continued to increase steadily. Over the past four years, tuition has incr... Read more »

State Work Study cuts felt by Whitties

Derek Thurber
April 28, 2011
Filed under News

As Washington State legislators gathered this week in a special joint session of the House and Senate to finalize the 2011-2013 state budget, the 203 Whitman students who currently receive Washington State Work Study (SWS) are watching in anticipation of looming cuts. "Work Study really helped put... Read more »

Employee educational benefits face potential cuts

Derek Thurber
April 28, 2011
Filed under News

This article was co-authored by Molly Smith. Dressed in T-shirts made specially for the occasion, Whitman faculty and staff gathered in Olin 130 last Tuesday, April 19 to present their concerns over the proposed termination of the college's tuition exchange program to President George Bridges. The tuition ... Read more »

State budget cuts could have high costs for Whitties in need

Derek Thurber
April 7, 2011
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Come next fall, low-income Whitman students may be faced with new challenges in paying for college. In an effort to close a 5 billion dollar Washington State budget gap over the next two years, the 2011-2013 biennial budget discussed by the state legislature this week proposes major cuts to Washington... Read more »

College environment encourages contemplation of beliefs

College environment encourages contemplation of beliefs

Derek Thurber
March 3, 2011
Filed under Feature, Feature Highlight

This article was co-authored by Maren Schiffer. 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... Read more »

Letter from the Editor

Derek Thurber
February 17, 2011
Filed under Letter from the Editors

As you have probably noticed, The Pioneer has redesigned its look. One of the best parts of having an entirely student-run newspaper is that every semester new students, with new talents and visions join our staff. With each of these additions comes the possibility of improving and adapting all aspe... Read more »

Partying, misuse could cause Hall of Music to close

Partying, misuse could cause Hall of Music to close

Derek Thurber
February 3, 2011
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News

Discarded alcohol bottles, cigarette butts and vomit-stained floors have found their way into the Hall of Music practice rooms on several occasions over the course of the past few weeks, leading the music department and Whitman College security to consider limiting student access to the building... 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 »

Copyright infringement notices on the rise

Derek Thurber
October 14, 2010
Filed under News

In a world where the Internet can be accessed in your palm, computers are expected to be in every dorm room and software coding is taught to more people at a younger age, the use of file sharing websites and the downloading of copyrighted material has become more common among college students at Whitman... Read more »

Whitman updates software, scanner

Derek Thurber
September 23, 2010
Filed under News

Over this past summer, several campus computer labs and Penrose Library received new technology to bring their services up-to-date with the most current software and hardware available. According to IT Support Service Consultant Robert Fricke, the Maxey Hall and Hall of Science general purpose computer... Read more »

It’s ridiculous: Too few American travel

Derek Thurber
November 29, 2009
Filed under Columnists

It's ridiculous that fewer than 30 percent of Americans even own a passport. That's right, I said it: it is, in fact, ridiculous. It has been some time since my last column of such preface, but as an homage to those readers of the past, and because I still have a good rant left in me, I'll say it one... Read more »

London takes holiday spirit to the next level

London takes holiday spirit to the next level

Derek Thurber
November 7, 2009
Filed under Columnists, Opinion Highlight

Credit: JohnsonSanta Clause is real. And he lives in London. I used to think large-scale Christmas spirit existed only within the commercialized borders of the United States. I was very, very wrong. London is the most festive city I have ever seen when it comes to Christmas, and it's not even half way through November yet. I don't know how... Read more »