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Hanford advocacy groups hold alternative to State of the Site meeting


Maxey Auditorium played host to a community-led meeting on the Hanford Nuclear Site on Wednesday, April 29. Organized by a collection of advocacy groups involved in the cleanup at Hanford, the event, along with several similar events across the Pacific Northwest, served as a substitute for the Department of Energy’s annual State of the Site meeting, which the department does not plan to hold this year. The event began with a series of five-minute presentations by representatives of the nonprofits Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, the Hanford Challenge, Heart of America Northwest and Columbia Riverkeeper, as well as the EPA and Washington Department of Ecology. Afterward, all the presenters took questions as a panel. The Department of Energy’s meetings, which usually take place in major cities such as Richland, Seattle and Portland, were forgone this year in favor of invitation-only meetings. As such, the groups involved in this meeting, entitled “Hanford: Our ... (more)

ASWC Content Warning Resolution passed


During their April 12 Senate meeting, ASWC passed a resolution calling for content or trigger warnings in the future Encounters ... more...

2015 Lifestyle Survey results released


This week Whitman College released the results of the 2015 Lifestyle Choices survey. Completed only once every three years, the ... more...

#AskKathy video series offers opportunity to meet incoming president


This week the Whitman Office of Communications began releasing the first videos in a series titled #AskKathy. Murray culled ... more...

Pio Past: Spring Spirit


For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls ... more...

Regional diversity brings different views


While most Whitman students still come from the West Coast, regional diversity is growing. Students from regions outside the Pacific ... more...

Professor Melissa Wilcox amended the door hangers produced in conjunction with the visit from representatives from the Office of Civil Rights. Photo by Anna Dawson.

OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy


Investigators from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) visited Whitman from Wednesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 23 to determine whether or not the college is following its professed Title IX and sexual assault policies. [caption id="attachment_98131" align="aligncenter" width="640"]... (more)

McCorvie discusses during an ASWC meeting. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year


As the 2015–2016 school year approaches, ASWC’s elected Executive Council plans new ways to address student concerns and seeks to increase student involvement in college decision-making processes. With President George Bridges stepping down, ASWC hopes to work with incoming President ... (more)


GlobeMed hosts Burma Voices


Members of GlobeMed performed the original production Burma Voices on Friday, April 10. The event consisted of a series of monologues about the country's long period of rule by a military junta, based on the testimonies of Burmese people. Though ... (more)