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  1. Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue Circuit Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors May 15, 2014

    The morning I left for college is still a vivid memory to me. I woke up at 5 a.m. to catch my flight and hurriedly said goodbye to my mother, upset that she wasn't able to come to the airport to drop me off. Yet, despite how clear this memory is to ...

  2. Farewell Letter from 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors Opinion May 8, 2014

    Before stepping down from her position, Editor in Chief Shelly Le takes a moment to say words of thanks to those who have made her position possible.

  3. Production Night Live Blog for May 7. Production Night Blog May 7, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 13 aka, the last issue of the year (taking place the evening of May. 7/early morning of May 8.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor in Chief.

  4. Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges Feature Front Page Slideshow May 1, 2014

    Unlike other signifiers of identity, "first generation" comes attached to a diverse spectrum of backgrounds. Many who identify as first generation struggle at college with family finances, varying levels of cultural capital and feelings of isolation. However, not all do, and the phrase “first generation and working class” isn’t necessarily ...

  5. Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Cumin Le Lovely Kitchen April 15, 2014

    I get a pretty bad case of winter blues whenever November roles around and it usually doesn’t go away until around the beginning of March (which just so happens to be during Daylight Savings Day).

  6. Letter from Divestment Movement to Whitman Board of Trustees Opinion April 10, 2014

    Members of the Divest Whitman formally respond to the Whitman College Board of Trustees' decision to not divest the college's investments from fossil fuel companies.

  7. ASWC Executive Candidates 2014-2015 ASWC News April 10, 2014

    The Associated Students of Whitman College executive council elections will be held on Monday, April 14. The Pioneer asked the candidates about their qualifications, goals for next year and proudest memories at Whitman. President [caption id="attachment_86824" align="alignleft" width="242"] Contributed Photo[/caption] To serve as next ...

  8. Driver Hits Cars, Bicyclist on Park Street Breaking News Front Page Slideshow News April 4, 2014

    A driver in a red Silverado struck eleven cars and left one bicyclist injured Friday afternoon, April 4 after apparently losing control of his vehicle while driving through campus.

  9. ASWC Minutes for Senate Meeting March 30 Humor Jack Issue April 3, 2014

    ASWC Minutes for Senate Meeting March 30, 2014.

  10. Penrose Library to Throw Rager Humor Jack Issue April 3, 2014

    Drinking trashy beer, playing music at top volume on speakerphones and flirting with that cute first-year boy down the hall from you will soon be acceptable at Penrose Library. [caption id="attachment_86200" align="alignleft" width="448"] Photo by Nilce Alvarez[/caption] Whitman College officials recently announced ...

  11. ASWC Standoff Over Bylaw Interpretation Enters 11th Day Humor Jack Issue April 3, 2014

    As the student government shutdown heads into its 11th day, no senators nor members of the ASWC Administration appear ready to budge from their positions.

  12. Pioneer Opinion Editor Kyle Seasly Shows Up for First Sunday Meeting of Semester Humor Jack Issue April 3, 2014

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's just junior Opinion Editor Kyle Seasly showing up for his first Pioneer budgeting meeting of the semester.

  13. The Pio Regrets… Humor Jack Issue April 3, 2014

    Editor-in-Chief Shelly Le regrets that she is spending her 22nd birthday night at the best place on earth... the Pio office! She also regrets that she hasn't ordered enough pizza for production nights this year. News Editor Dylan Tull regrets that he still hasn't finalized plans for the Pio staff "rager" of spring semester. Editor-in-Chief Shelly ...

  14. The Missionary Feature Weekly Topic April 3, 2014

    Every April, The Pioneer dedicates an entire issue to April Fools Day. Take a look at the newly transformed paper, titled The Missionary.

  15. Letter from the Editor: Circuit 10 Circuit Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors April 1, 2014

    Editor-in-Chief Shelly Le welcomes spring and the second half of the Whitman semester in her Circuit Letter from the Editor, commemorating the magazine's tenth issue.

  16. Circuit Issue 10 Feature Weekly Topic April 1, 2014

    Take a look through the pages of our spring magazine, The Circuit. In the 10th issue of our quarterly magazine, you'll find various photo essays highlighting different aspects of the student body, as well as reviews of recent books and movies. Take a seat and enjoy!

  17. Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies Le Lovely Kitchen February 26, 2014

    Warm, gooey, crunchy, and a slight hint of salt—there’s simply no better way to start our first foray into food blogging than with a try at chocolate chip cookies. While I’ll admit to still having a special place in my heart for the crisp baked chocolate chip cookie that you ...

  18. Production Night Live Blog for Feb. 26 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog February 26, 2014

    Follow along on a live, play-by-play of The Pioneer's production night for Issue 5.

  19. Production Night Live Blog for Feb. 19 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog February 19, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 4 (taking place the evening of Feb. 19/early morning of Feb. 20) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief.

  20. Board of Trustees States College Will Not Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies ASWC News February 8, 2014

    A little more than a year after various student and faculty discussions began regarding Whitman's divestment against fossil fuels, the Whitman Board of Trustees released an official statement on the movement deciding not to pursue divestment at this point in time. The response ...

  21. Whitman Office of Communications Hires New Staff News January 30, 2014

    The Whitman Communications Office has seen a number of changes in the past year. With a new hire and staffing changes in the communications office, the college is hoping to change its marketing and public relations strategy.

  22. Letter from the Editor: Continue the Dialogue Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors Opinion January 30, 2014

    Last semester, the Whitman campus engaged in a variety of critical discussions about race through public events like student panels on racism, and anonymously through the online website Whitman Encounters. As both an observer and a participant in these discussions, I’ve watched my fellow Whitman peers say countless, anonymous, hurtful ...

  23. Production Night Live Blog for Jan. 29 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog January 29, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 1 (taking place the evening of Jan. 29/early morning of Jan. 30.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief. 5:13 p.m.: Production Associates Jesse and Jess realize that they've been calling Graphic Artist Julie "Josie." Jesse: "I was telling her, 'This ...

  24. Say Hello to the Spring 2014 Pioneer Editorial Board! Editors' Blog January 25, 2014

    Another semester gone and another looms ahead. I am halfway through my tenure as editor-in-chief and I'm feeling a mixture of excitement and nervousness. This is our chance to reflect on the mistakes that we made last semester and improve on our decisions this semester. I hope to let a ...

  25. Production Night Live Blog for Dec. 11 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog December 11, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 13 (taking place the evening of Dec. 11/early morning of Dec. 12.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief.

  26. What I Ate Abroad in Northern India Circuit Opinion December 9, 2013

    I spent a semester abroad in northern India in fall 2012 and still crave the taste of Indian milk tea. But in the one year since I left India and grapple with trying to preserve four months of transformative memories, I can’t seem to recall what a “perfect” cup of ...

  27. Letter from the Editor: Circuit Issue 9 Circuit Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors December 9, 2013

    This issue is a reflection of our thoughts and feelings over food. Our hope is that not only will you pick up this issue to not only read about our thoughts on this subject gaze at the photos that have captured beautiful moments in time, but to also use this ...

  28. Meet Owners of The Colville Street Patisserie Circuit Feature Front Page Slideshow December 9, 2013

    Shelly Le sits down for a Q&A with the owners of The Colville Street Patisserie, Tiffany Cain and Whitman alumnus David Christensen '99, to ask them about how they met, their favorite moments while owning the Patisserie and the downsides to being small-business owners.

  29. Letter from the Editor: Mid-Semester Check-in Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors Opinion November 7, 2013

    This is our ninth issue of the year, and while we've passed our halfway mark of the semester and of publication, now is a better time than any to reflect on the work we've done so far this semester. This period has been a time of tremendous growth and learning. ...

  30. Production Night Live Blog for Nov. 6 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog November 6, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 9 (taking place the evening of Nov. 6/early morning of Nov. 7.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor in Chief.

  31. Pio Heads to 92nd ACP/CMA College Media Convention Editors' Blog October 24, 2013

    It's official. We're in New Orleans in one piece! Pio heads to the 92nd Annual Associated Collegiate Press (ACP)/CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans and we just finished up our first full day of convention workshops.

  32. Production Night Live Blog for Oct. 16 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 16, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of Oct. 16/early morning of Oct.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor in Chief.

  33. Four Day Relaxation, Fro-yo Excursion Blogs Editors' Blog October 15, 2013

    I can't speak for the entire staff, but fall break (lovingly termed at Whitman as four-day) has undoubtedly been a much breath of relaxation. In the hectic weekly production cycle we have at The Pio it can be hard for people outside of the staff to remember that we're students ...

  34. Production Night Live Blog for Sept. 18 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog September 18, 2013

    Production night on The Pioneer, from the viewpoint of editors.

  35. Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers! Editors' Blog September 13, 2013

    This afternoon was our first editors critique meeting and I can't honestly say how proud and honored I am to work with such dynamic, fun, dedicated, and good-looking (If I do say so myself!) individuals. Our majors span from BBMB to Economics, to German Studies and our non-Pio interests include ...

  36. Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors September 12, 2013

    Editor in Chief Shelly Le addresses the loss of one beloved Pio community member, Jamie Soukup Reid.

  37. Debate Team Moves Forward Under New Director News September 12, 2013

    As the school year begins and Whitman’s nationally renowned debate team prepares for their upcoming fall tournaments, all signs point toward another another successful year for the debate team. However, recent decisions regarding the team have left some debaters unhappy.

  38. Letter From the Editor Letter from the Editor Opinion August 29, 2013

    Editor in Chief Shelly Le welcomes new and returning students back to campus, encouraging students to take risks and be open to new experiences to make the most of the rest of their time at Whitman.

  39. Debate Team Moves Forward Amidst Disagreements About Supervision and Policy News May 20, 2013

    Following last spring's Title IX investigation, a number of concerns have been raised regarding the relationship between students and assistant coaches and the administration's expectation and treatment of these coaches. Assistant coaches are almost always recent graduates, often just a year removed from being Whitman students. Despite their closeness in ...

  40. Debate Title IX Investigation Prompted By Sexual Assault News May 20, 2013

    In spring 2012, Whitman administration carried out a Title IX investigation into a report of a sexual assault by a former assistant debate coach. Individuals who were called into questioning with the investigation board, however, have been extremely unhappy with the way the investigation was handled. None of the individuals ...

  41. As Longtime Coach Steps Down, Debate Culture Under Scrutiny News May 20, 2013

    In the last week of April of this year, Director of Forensics Jim Hanson announced he would be stepping down from his role coaching Whitman’s debate team in order to take a position as chair of the newly created rhetoric studies department. Hanson has been coaching debate at Whitman for ...

  42. Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation Editors' Blog May 18, 2013

    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 ...

  43. Extra Costs Leave ASWC Budget Tighter for Clubs Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 4, 2013

    ASWC allocated a portion of the funds set aside in the preliminary budget to clubs who attended the appeals meeting on Wednesday, April 3.

  44. Yearbook Remains Unfunded After First Budget Appeal Front Page Slideshow News April 4, 2013

    After debate last Sun. March 31 at the ASWC Senate meeting regarding the fate of Waiilatpu, Whitman's yearbook, ASWC Finance Committee has agreed to keep the yearbook running for another year by amending the organization's budget.

  45. Tristan Gavin’s Dating Profile Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    Wondering if Pio Sports Editor Tristan Gavin is single? Tired of staring at him in class, wishing you could get up the nerve to talk to him? Well, look no further—The Pio has got you covered with our very own dating profile of the oh-so-dreamy sports editor. Not only is ...

  46. Restaurant Guide in Walla Walla Guide Town February 28, 2013

    Looking for a bite to eat outside of Whitman's dining halls? Not sure what your options are? Look no further! The Pioneer has compiled a list of Whitman favorites.

  47. Sparkler Bomb Identified Behind Bratton, Area All Clear News February 27, 2013

    Monday evening, Feb. 25, a sparkler bomb was found on campus in the alleyway between Bratton Tennis Center and the Department of Social and Health Services.

  48. BREAKING: Device Resembling Pipe Bomb Found Behind Bratton Tennis Center Breaking News News February 25, 2013

    This evening, Feb. 25, Assistant Vice President of Communications Ruth Wardwell, sent a series of emails to the student body notifying campus that a device resembling a small pipe bomb and been spotted behind the Bratton Tennis Center.

  49. General Campus Resources Campus Guide February 14, 2013

    Whitman Health Center Whitman's health center runs 24 hours a day and offers a range of services that include in-house lab testing, vaccines and travel health assistance, physical and massage therapy, and HIV and STD testing, among others. Limited general physcian hours for spring 2013 semester are: Monday 7:30-9:30 AM Tuesday: 6:00-8:00 PM ...

  50. Week in Review: February 10, 2013 Week in Review February 10, 2013

    Welcome to our third edition of the Week in Review! Each week, the news staff of The Pioneer brings you a list of the top national and international stories from the past week. If you want to know what you’ve missed, read on.

  51. Week in Review: February 4, 2013 Week in Review February 3, 2013

    Our second edition of the Week in Review. Summaries on the senators' blueprint for immigration reform, the White House's compromise on the contraception healthcare policy, Pakistani Taliban raid, cyberattacks on major U.S. newspapers, and Seattle homeless day-centers' cut funding.

  52. To Sumik! I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 25, 2012

    My week in Sumik Village, located in East Sikkim, researching women's malnutrition.

  53. Analyzing women’s (mal)nourishment in Sikkim I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 31, 2012

    As a part of my studies with SIT, I am required to design and carry out a month long research project that pertains to sustainable development and social change in India. For my project, I plan to research women’s malnutrition in India, specifically researching factors that affect women’s nutritional status ...

  54. The fight continues I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 19, 2012

    Thoughts on gender dynamics, gender inequality, and the power of education in India.

  55. For the love of India I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 30, 2012

    Even though I've attended Whitman for a little over two years now, I still seriously question the practicality of a liberal arts education within today's world. I often have moments of terror as to where my politics/sociology degree will take me after I'm beyond the walls of "Whitman's bubble".

  56. Running expectations I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 9, 2012

    Have you ever had a dream where you’re running but not running fast enough? The other day I was standing in a bazaar in Jaipur Old City when a man bumped into my backpack and took off running.

  57. Jaipur traffic: ‘No problem’ I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 4, 2012

    Namaste from Jaipur! It’s been a little over a week since I’ve arrived in India but I can’t adequately sum up my experience in one blog post.

  58. 75 percent nervousness I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category August 26, 2012

    It’s time. I’m going to India! I can hardly believe it. I feel as though I've spent the past year hopping from place to place—from Walla Walla, Seattle and Los Angeles. But now that I'm finally comfortably settled in at my parents' home in Salt Lake City, the thought of ...

  59. Senior thesis profile: Gaea Campe Circuit Feature May 9, 2012

    My thesis examines the interconnections between biodiversity and linguistic diversity and builds the argument that preserving the world's endangered indigenous languages is an ecological imperative. Indigenous languages have been spoken in the same bio-regions for thousands of years and have accrued knowledge of those ecosystems that's often beyond the scope ...

  60. Senior thesis profile: Zach Schierl Circuit Feature May 9, 2012

    "I started working on this project last summer with a research internship at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania." "[In my thesis] we looked at channels on one of the largest volcanoes on Mars, Ascraeus Mons and we tried to figure out if these channels are formed by flowing water or ...

  61. Senior thesis profile: Grace Davis Circuit Feature May 9, 2012

    "A Good Mom Could Be Anybody: The Use of Prison Nurseries in Increasing Parenting and Community Reintegration Success for Inmate Mothers"

  62. Dating discussion focuses on cyber flirting, technology News April 26, 2012

    Last Monday, April 23, Sharon Kaufman-Osborn, a counselor at Whitman, hosted a discussion focused on questions surrounding dating, relationships and self-confidence.

  63. Numbers in the news News April 26, 2012

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting statistics of interest to college students.

  64. Stephanie Coontz brings history back to sociology Front Page Slideshow News April 19, 2012

    Whitman students, faculty and locals interested in feminist history had the opportunity on Tuesday, April 17 to meet family historian Stephanie Coontz. Coontz delivered an hour-long lecture in Olin Hall on the misconception of gender roles and the family unit of the 1960s.

  65. Numbers in the news News April 19, 2012

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  66. Numbers in the news News April 12, 2012

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  67. New interest suites to help upperclassmen engage in campus community News April 12, 2012

    "Interest suites" are being introduced as a new housing option for Whitman upperclassmen. An interest suite is a group of eight students who have a common interest and want to share it with the campus. The suites will be housed in Douglas Hall.

  68. Growing tuition outpaces family income Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 5, 2012

    Whitman College recently released its student fees for the 2012-2013 academic year. Tuition for next year is set at $41,790, a four percent increase from last year, and is the lowest tuition increase the college has had since 2000. Despite this lower-than-average tuition increase, questions regarding the sustainability of ...

  69. Very interesting and important stuff ASWC did Humor April 1, 2012

    To prove how separate The Pio is from ASWC and stuff, we report on their every move. Follow News Editor Shelly Le's harrowing account of ASWC's latest activities. Request of $2000 from from Service Learning Organization Fund by Anonymous of for further development and growth of the website. Request passed 15Y 0N ...

  70. Numbers in the news News March 11, 2012

    6,776 Number of people in Franklin County, Ohio who turned up to vote in the Republican Primaries in 2008. 2,712 Number of people in Franklin County, Ohio who turned up to vote in the Republican Primaries last Tuesday. 56 Percentage of all Republican delegates presidential candidate Mitt Romney has allocated after the 2012 Super Tuesday ...

  71. Trial date set for former Whitman student charged with ID theft, burglary News March 1, 2012

    A trial date for a former Whitman student who has been charged with identity theft in the second degree and burglary in the second degree has been set.

  72. ASWC student fee raised by $20 for upcoming academic year ASWC News February 29, 2012

    ASWC voted to increase the student fee by 20 dollars for the 2012-2013 academic year during their senate meeting last Sunday Feb. 26.

  73. Writing their own prescription: Whitman students abuse Adderall to tackle workload Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 23, 2012

    Scholastic pressure at Whitman can be tremendous, especially as midterms approach and the end of the semester looms ahead. In light of this, some students turn to non-prescription Adderall to help them manage their heavy workload.

  74. Numbers in the news News February 23, 2012

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  75. ASWC Town Hall: Dittrich encourages students to ‘light a fire of conversation’ regarding tenure ASWC News February 16, 2012

    Last Wednesday, Feb. 15, students gathered to discuss the tenure process at Whitman at ASWC's third town hall meeting this academic year. In light of recent student uproar over Assistant Professor of Spanish Alberto Galindo's tenure denial, Provost and Dean of Faculty Timothy Kaufman-Osborn spoke about the importance of the ...

  76. Numbers in the news News February 9, 2012

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  77. Rhetoric and Media studies split allows expansion of interdisciplinary courses, greater student specialization News February 2, 2012

    On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Whitman faculty voted to split the Rhetoric and Media Studies Department into two new departments. This change is effective immediately.

  78. Numbers in the news News February 2, 2012

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  79. ASWC President Matt Dittrich addresses challenges, goals ASWC News January 26, 2012

    The Pioneer had the opportunity to speak with ASWC President Matt Dittrich about challenges his administration has faced this year and what he expects to accomplish this semester.

  80. Professor George Ball passes away, remembered by Whitman community News January 12, 2012

    Dr. George H. Ball, whose influence at Whitman College spanned over five decades, passed away on January 1, 2012 at the age of 96, but his words and actions continue to impact those who knew him.

  81. 10 facts about Whitman’s MUN News December 8, 2011

    10 fun and interesting facts about Whitman's Model United Nation's club.

  82. Numbers in the news News December 8, 2011

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  83. Numbers in the News News December 1, 2011

    55 Percentage of Americans who use the internet everyday.

  84. Theft occurs in fraternities over Thanksgiving break Front Page Slideshow News December 1, 2011

    Over Thanksgiving break all four fraternities on campus were hit with a string of burglaries. According to Interfraternity Council Community Relations officer and junior Alejandro Fuentes, the burglaries occurred on two separate occasions. The first burglary occurred between 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 23, and 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, ...

  85. Numbers in the news News November 17, 2011

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  86. College Creek overflows News November 14, 2011

    On Sunday, Nov. 30, College Creek overflowed onto Park Street.

  87. Undocumented students statement proposal to go before the Board of Trustees News November 10, 2011

    The Undocumented Students Statement proposal will be brought in front of the Board of Trustees Thursday, Nov. 17. If the proposal passes, starting in 2012, all newly printed college catalogs will include a statement in support of undocumented students on campus. The statement will include the administration's willingness to admit ...

  88. Numbers in the news News November 10, 2011

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  89. ID crime hits campus: Whitman student suspected of identity theft, burglary News November 3, 2011

    Police arrested a Whitman student the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, for allegedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain swipe access to a number of restricted areas. Senior Simon Van Neste is accused of second-degree identity theft and second-degree burglary and was detained for four days at the Walla Walla ...

  90. Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system News November 3, 2011

    On the Whitman campus, Whitman ID cards are both credit card and key. One swipe can allow access to dorms and other campus buildings, authorize purchases to a Student Account, charge meals or flex dollars from a Bon Apptit meal plan and check out materials from the library. In the aftermath ...

  91. Student arrested for identity theft, burglary Breaking News News October 28, 2011

    Early Thursday morning, Oct. 27, the Walla Walla Police Department arrested a Whitman College student for supposedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain access to areas with restricted swipe access. Senior Simon Van Neste is currently being held in the Walla Walla county jail under allegations of second-degree identity theft ...

  92. Mr. Whitman profits using gender News October 27, 2011

    Steeped in tradition, Kappa Kappa Gamma's Mr. Whitman fundraiser has been one of the most popular philanthropy events on campus for over 10 years. Every year, Kappa Kappa Gamma chooses eight senior men: four independent men and one representative from each Whitman fraternity: to compete for the title of Mr. ...

  93. Numbers in the news News October 27, 2011

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  94. Numbers in the news News October 20, 2011

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  95. Numbers in the news News October 13, 2011

    2/3 Less energy it takes to make products from recycled plastic than from virgin plastic. 1 million Pounds of material waste Americans generate per person every year, taking into account hazardous waste, construction debris and chemicals used for manufacturing. 32% Percentage of total waste Americans recycle. 44% Percent of Walla Walla residents that participate in the city's ...

  96. Numbers in the news News October 6, 2011

    1,267 The number of government-sanctioned executions in the United States since 1976. 2.3 million The average cost of a death penalty case in Texas. 5 Number of executions in Washington state since 1976. 96 Number of countries that have abolished the death penalty for all crimes. 5th Rank of the United States in number of executions per year, behind ...

  97. Students find financing a Whitman education difficult News September 29, 2011

    The Whitman Financial Aid Office prides itself on striving to provide access to a wide group of students. Unfortunately, a number of students are missing from campus this year due to increasing tuition costs and decreasing financial aid.

  98. Whitman bookstore goes bagless News September 29, 2011

    Senior ASWC Senator Zach Duffy collaborated with Sustainability Coordinators seniors Lauren McCullough and Katie Radosevic to create a plan that would encourage the Whitman bookstore to use fewer plastic bags, while still making the bookstore accommodating to visitors and students who don't have any other means of carrying their purchases.

  99. Numbers in the news News September 29, 2011

    $135,000 Median amount of debt with which the average student attending private medical school graduates. $1,761 Monthly payment on a debt of $150,000 at the end of a medical student's residency at an interest rate of 2.8 percent. 80 The average hours a resident works in a week. $186,00 Average annual wage of a general practitioner 21% The percentage ...

  100. Numbers in the News News September 22, 2011

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  101. Numbers in the news News September 15, 2011

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  102. Memorial seismic upgrade, more construction predicted News News Highlight September 8, 2011

    Though the last major earthquake to hit Walla Walla was in 1936 and seismic activity in the region remains fairly low, Whitman construction managers aren't taking any chances. This summer, Whitman seismically upgraded Memorial, making the building more structurally sound in the event of an earthquake.

  103. Community to commemorate 9/11 News September 8, 2011

    The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will hold a two-part event to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks this Sunday. The events will strive for religious understanding and reflection on 9/11 through an interfaith worship service and later a public forum.

  104. Meda Chesney-Lind chosen as commencement speaker News May 16, 2011

    As graduating seniors wrap up their final year at Whitman, the administration has been preparing for what is possibly the college's largest event of the year: Commencement. For such a special event and with such a diverse graduating class, it can be difficult to choose the perfect keynote speaker. This year, ...

  105. Many departments lack open courses for incoming fall students News May 5, 2011

    Upperclassmen have completed preregistration for Fall 2011 semester, leaving many introductory-level courses completely filled with no space for first-year students. Departments including politics, philosophy, sociology, and psychology are struggling to find space for incoming first-years. Meanwhile, the administration plans to solve the problem by increasing class sizes or creating more ...

  106. Theta raises funds for Pioneer Park’s Bird Aviary News April 28, 2011

    On Saturday, April 30, Hunter Conservatory and Whitman's Baseball field will be centers of hustle and bustle, as Whitman's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter fundraises to keep Pioneer Park's Bird Aviary open for another year.

  107. Daily Market Co-op to move downtown, expand News News Highlight April 21, 2011

    Starting on Wednesday, June 1, the Daily Market Cooperative will move to a new location off of the Whitman campus, in the hopes of reaching out to the Walla Walla community by expanding the store.

  108. Graduating seniors required to pay for caps and gowns News April 14, 2011

    For the first time, Whitman is requiring senior to purchase their own cap and gown in order to graduate.

  109. Class of 2015: Higher admission rate, smaller target size News April 7, 2011

    Fewer Early Decision applications lead Whitman College to accept more students for the Class of 2015.

  110. Whitman takes initiative on bikes News March 29, 2011

    A new bike share program and bike policy will make biking easier and more convenient for Whitman students.

  111. Whitman raises tuition for 2011-2012 academic year News March 10, 2011

    Tuition will rise 4.5 percent for the 2011-2012 academic year, prompting students to questions the sustainability of the college's financing model.

  112. Students attend food justice conference at University of Oregon Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 24, 2011

    Fifteen students attended the Food Justice Conference, prompting thoughts on how to improve the sustainability and equity of the country's food system.

  113. Local businesses band together to save Pioneer Park’s bird aviary Community News February 17, 2011

    A one million dollar shortfall for the City of Walla Walla's budget for this year has forced city officials to consider cutting funding for Pioneer Park's aviary.

  114. Hunger advocacy spreads through Whitman’s Challah for Hunger Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 10, 2011

    Challah for Hunger aims to raise money for Darfur and local organizations while spreading awareness.

  115. Whitman’s February Food Drive helps combat hunger in Walla Walla Community News News Highlight February 3, 2011

    Walla Walla food banks have seen demand for services increase dramatically in recent years. The February Food Drive, sponsored by Phi Delta Theta and the Student Engagement Center, hopes to help meet some of this demand.

  116. Fewer transfer students admitted for Spring 2011, Jan Start group relatively small News January 27, 2011

    A especially large first-year class for the fall of 2010 meant fewer transfer students were accepted for spring 2011 admission, making the January-Start class especially small.

  117. The Glover Alston Center provides students a home away from home News December 9, 2010

    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 into ...

  118. Students return from Semester in the West News December 2, 2010

    The 21 Whitman students in the fifth generation of Semester in the West (SITW) returned to Whitman's Johnston Wilderness Center, located 25 miles southeast of campus, late Friday Nov. 19. The 12,000 mile expedition through ten states in the American West provided a semester full of experiences, ideas and motivations ...

  119. Whitman bookstore fails to follow textbook disclosure law Front Page Slideshow News November 18, 2010

    A change to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires colleges nationwide to provide the price of textbooks and any other materials required for a class at the time of registration. The act intends to help students manage the rising cost of textbooks by requiring college to disclose the ...

  120. ASWC allowed to present at trustees meeting News November 11, 2010

    Last week, ASWC-appointed student representatives presented for the first time in front of Whitman's trustees at the fall Board of Trustees meetings, held from Thursday, Nov. 4 to Friday, Nov. 5.

  121. Whitman debate tournament provides opportunities, conflicts Front Page Slideshow News November 4, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_22336" align="alignleft" width="630" caption="David Collier collaborating with his teammates about the up coming high school debate tournament. Photo Credit: Kendra Klag"][/caption] About 600 high school students from the Northwest are expected to flood campus as part of the 38th ...

  122. Whitties not enthusiastic about car sharing News October 28, 2010

    "It's super easy getting around campus, especially since Whitman is small for a college," said sophomore Dieter Brandner, "but I think using a car-sharing program would be the same as borrowing a ...

  123. Slavery Awareness Week educates students about human trafficking News October 21, 2010

    When the word "slavery" comes to mind, most people immediately picture 19th-century forced labor. The International Justice Mission (IJM) defines slavery as “forced labor, with the use of deception or violent coercion to compel someone to labor without pay or for no pay beyond the substance necessary to continue the labor."

  124. Composting trend expands beyond Whitman News October 14, 2010

    With so much food often placed on our plates, it is easy to be unaware of where it all eventually ends up. According to an article in the New Scientist on July 31, sixteen percent of the energy consumed in the United States is used to produce food, yet at ...

  125. Four day weekend much needed for relaxation News October 7, 2010

    October is infamous for countless sleep-deprived students stuck in the library or in their dorm rooms, frantically studying for midterm exams and finishing up essays at the last minute. Luckily for Whitties, fall break 2010 arrives just in time to give students a much-needed break from the pressures of college life, ...

  126. Health center offers improved HIV, hepatitis tests News September 30, 2010

    The Welty Health Center will offer free saliva swab HIV and Hepatitis C testing on the first Wednesday of every month. The new, less invasive procedure is made possible though a new ...


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