Whitman falls in Forbes top colleges rankings

Josh Goodman
August 3, 2012
Filed under News

Whitman is the 44th best college in the country, according to "Forbes". That's down from 16th in 2010 and 36th last year. "The primary takeaway is that Whitman is among the top 20 liberal arts colleges in America in the list and fourth in the West, and it's one external validation of what we're investing in at Whitman," said Vice President for... Read more »

Sweet Onion Restaurant Week comes to Walla Walla

Josh Goodman
July 11, 2012
Filed under News

Diners at Walla Walla restaurants are in for a sweet treat this week––a sweet onion treat, that is. July 9 through 15 is the first annual Sweet Onion Restaurant Week, an event meant to highlight the variety of ways to prepare Walla Walla's signature crop and draw customers both locally and from arou... Read more »

President Bridges denies Galindo’s appeal for tenure

Josh Goodman
June 17, 2012
Filed under Breaking News, News

President George Bridges has upheld a decision by Whitman's personnel committee denying tenure to Alberto Galindo, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures for Spanish. Galindo was informed of the decision on Friday, June 15. The appeal directly to Bridges took place after the personnel... Read more »

We’re here for the summer!

Josh Goodman
May 22, 2012
Filed under Editors' Blog

For the last 115 years, The Pioneer has more or less shut down for the summer, leaving a four month gap in our coverage of Whitman news. In the past this made sense--not much happened, and not many students were around to write or read a weekly newspaper. But with  more Whitties spending their summers ... Read more »

Personnel committee denies Alberto’s appeal for tenure

Josh Goodman
May 16, 2012
Filed under Breaking News, News

Alberto G.*, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures for Spanish, was again denied tenure after the faculty personnel committee reconsidered his case. Alberto, who has been at Whitman for six years, applied for tenure during the Fall 2011 semester, as is typical of sixth-year assistant... Read more »

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman
May 3, 2012
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News, News Highlight

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends know about: "I guess, to tell you, I'm gay," he says hesitantly. Garza's experience of being in the closet at Whitman may not be as atypical as it seems. While... Read more »

Student hit by car while crossing Isaacs

Student hit by car while crossing Isaacs

Josh Goodman
April 17, 2012
Filed under Breaking News, News

A Whitman student was hit by a sport utility vehicle while using the pedestrian crosswalk on Isaacs Ave. shortly before 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16. The student, senior Stephen Stradley, was taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries following the incident. Dean ... Read more »

Admitted Students’ Day offers slice of Whitman experience

Admitted Students’ Day offers slice of Whitman experience

Josh Goodman
April 15, 2012
Filed under News

Halley McCormick contributed reporting. About 205 admitted students, along with 200 of their parents, got a taste of life at Whitman during Admitted Students' Day on Saturday, April 14. The day included: sample classes, a mock Humans vs. Zombies mission, a tour of residence halls and an opportunity to learn... Read more »

Behroozian elected ASWC president, other executive council winners announced

Josh Goodman
April 9, 2012
Filed under Breaking News, News

For the first time since 2003, the Whitman student body elected a rising junior to ASWC president. Sophomore Kayvon Behroozian was elected ASWC president for the 2012-13 academic year with 51.7 percent of the vote. His competitor, junior Ryan Gilkey, had 46.3 percent of the vote; the remaining two percent were write-ins. "I've been actually dreaming about this day for... Read more »

Pio picks: undergraduate conference

Josh Goodman
April 8, 2012
Filed under Events, News

The 14th annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference is this Tuesday, April 10. If you're not sure where to go, check out these Pio Picks: Session I, 9 a.m., "Food for Thought," Reid Campus Center G02 See how food affects culture throughout the world and here in the Northwest. Presentations include looks at me... Read more »

Adam West gets Hollywood star

Josh Goodman
April 5, 2012
Filed under News

Whitman alumni have a long list of recognitions, but here's a new one for the list: Adam West '51 became the first Whittie to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 5. West, famous for his roles as TV's Batman and the eponymous mayor on Quahog on "Family Guy," received the award... Read more »

Rejected from Whitman College

Josh Goodman
April 1, 2012
Filed under Humor

Whitman will notify all applicants for the Class of 2016 as to whether they will be admitted by April 1. The Pio raided the Office of Admissions and found some of the rejection letters they were sending out. Dear Applicant, You probably figured this out because this wasn't in a big envelope, but... Read more »