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One Year Out: Reflections from the Class of 2013

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Following graduation, students have a great spectrum of plans. Some students may be on their way to graduate school. Others may have a job or internship lined up. Some may return home and others may spend time traveling, liberated from the confines of an academic schedule. For members of the class of 2013, many of whom  have been in school consistently for almost twenty years, the post-graduate experience brings with it many emotions: excitement, indecision, sentimentality and challenged or exceeded expectations. Alumna Marie von Hafften '13, like many other recent alumni, has struggled with the seemingly wide open space following graduation. The stressful nature of a typical senior year at Whitman often means that many students have little time to think about their post-graduate plans and decide what kinds of things they want to do after graduating from Whitman. "We were ... (more)



English Department Reinstates Creative Nonfiction Position

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For the 2014-15 academic year, the English department will offer Whitman College students various supplementary courses that will be taught ... more...


Yearbook Here to Stay With Free Copies

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This past Wednesday marks the release of the first free edition of Waiilatpu, the Whitman College yearbook. Last year the yearbook ... more...


Numbers in the News

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33 Number of countries that will take place in a global fast-food wage protest on May 15. (Al Jazeera) $15 Amount in hourly “fair ... more...


ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

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Title IX is the primary federal policy that shapes how college campuses respond to cases of sexual misconduct, including rape. ... more...


Henry Friedman Shares Survivor Story for Yom Hoshoah

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Whitman students, faculty and local residents arrived at Cordiner Hall to hear the story of Henry Friedman on Sunday, April ... more...

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Class of 2014 Fellowships Profiles

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After graduation, some Whitman seniors will be heading all over the country and the world pursuing their goals with the help of fellowships. The Pioneer spoke with ... (more)


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Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles

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Many Whitman seniors conducted year-long thesis research as part of their major's graduation requirements. The Pioneer sat down with three members of the graduating class to discuss their projects, the scope of their research and results.  Colin Strong History Water and Power: A History ... (more)


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Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member

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Professor of English Roberta Davidson will bring her 26-year career at Whitman to an end at the end of this year in order to move to ... (more)