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Communication mishap delays student trustee referendum


Due to a failure in communication, the Student Trustee Resolution passed by the student body in a referendum last spring was never communicated to the Board of Trustees. Last May, students voted to pass the Student Trustee Resolution, marking the first time in recent memory that students have voted directly on an ASWC resolution. The resolution outlined the student body’s formal request that a committee of students and trustees be formed to create and implement a new student-held position on the board. It was the job of then-ASWC President Tim Reed to send the resolution along to the Board of Trustees, at which point it would be left up to the Board whether or not to respond to the students’ request. In an interview with The Pioneer this fall, Brad McMurchie, chair of the Board of Trustees, claimed he and the board had never received the text of the resolution. “This [conversation ... (more)

Kazi Joshua Q&A


Question:  For the first question I thought we’d start off with the question that all east-coasters get asked when they ... more...

Kazi Joshua Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs / Chief Diversity Officer


Whitman has appointed Kazi Joshua to the newly created position of associate dean for intercultural affairs and chief diversity officer. ... more...

Product of anti-racism protests emerge


Rallies and protests against racism last year led to a series of changes on campus this fall, as the college ... more...

Alumni, Faculty Raise Concerns About Spending and Diversity


For faculty, a meeting with members of the administration on October 16th will create a forum for have their questions ... more...

Sherman Alexie amuses, enthralls at Cordiner appearance


Sherman Alexie, the author of Whitman’s 2014 summer reading book, “Reservation Blues,” came to campus Wednesday, Oct. 1. He delivered ... more...


Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees


Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. From Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, Whitman’s Board of Trustees will convene for their fall meeting. While the Board holds ultimate power over the college, students ... (more)


Microsoft donates to expand computer science program


Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. Whitman College, in their efforts to establish a more substantial and competitive computer science program, recently solicited a significant contribution from the Microsoft Corporation to help ... (more)

Marisa Ikert assists a student. Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Penrose, ARC, SEC, COWS open new Learning Commons


This fall Penrose Library announced the grand opening of The Learning Commons at Penrose — a collaboration between the library, Academic Resource Center (ARC), Centers for Writing (COWS) and the Student Engagement Center (SEC) that is focused on bringing more ... (more)