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Beta’s Back, Baby

Beta’s Back, Baby

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Whitman’s chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity is expected to remain in its house for the 2017-2018 school year, and possibly beyond. Betas received the news following a Sunday meeting between fraternity leaders and the board of the Gamma Zeta Association, which owns the Beta chapter house at...

Breaking: Beta Theta Pi Will Remain in House for 2017-18

Breaking: Beta Theta Pi Will Remain in House for 2017-18

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
April 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Whitman’s chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity is expected to remain in its house for the 2017-2018 school year, and possibly beyond. Betas received the news following a Sunday meeting between fraternity leaders and the board of the Gamma Zeta Association, which owns the Beta chapter house at...

ASWC uses new appointment process

ASWC uses new appointment process

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

ASWC’s Nominations Committee recently began using a new procedure to install students in temporary positions on governing boards. These temporary appointments replace more long-term student representatives for a single semester, while they are abroad or otherwise off campus. The first temporary r...

Political action on campus not focused on presidential election

Andy Monserud
September 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

With a little over a month before Election Day, Whitman students are shaping their voting plans. On the Whitman campus, student political groups are turning away from the contentious presidential election and toward other forms of organizing, including promotion of down-ticket candidates, registering fello...

Walla Walla Holds Voices of Youth Count

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
September 8, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Walla Walla is participating in a nationwide study of youth homelessness led by the University of Chicago’s Chapin Hall Center for Children. The study’s supporters, including some Whitman students and alumni, hope that it will give Walla Walla a greater insight into the needs of its homeless population and how those needs can be served.

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Veteran debaters form independent team

December 3, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Since the suspension of the Whitman College debate team, four veteran debaters have formed an independent team and continue to attend competitions across the country.

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Board of Trustees votes to continue construction planning process

Andy Monserud
November 12, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The Board of Trustees announced plans to continue exploring potential funding and plans for new on-campus housing prior to their February meeting.

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Rick’s Boxing Club helping Walla Walla youth in new ways

November 8, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Three nights a week, Rick Brown heads to his gym on Evans Avenue in College Place, where he coaches boxers ages eight and up.  At 71, Brown doesn't always have the easiest time, but he is a man on a mission. Brown and his wife, Mosetta, have run Rick’s Boxing Club for six years with the aim of...

Write-In Candidate Fills ASWC Senior Senator Position

Write-In Candidate Fills ASWC Senior Senator Position

Andy Monserud
October 22, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Godwin Wang, who garnered two write-in votes in last spring’s election, was offered the position following Nick Hochfeld’s resignation at the beginning of the semester.

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Andy Monserud

September 25, 2015
Filed under Uncategorized

Andy is a junior Politics major and third-year Pioneer employee from South Saint Paul, Minnesota.  After spending a semester as an Opinion columnist, Andy became a News writer and spent a year as co-News Editor before returning to the more tranquil pastures of writing so that he would never again st...

Madison Park Center Exposes Divisions in Approaches to Homelessness

Madison Park Center Exposes Divisions in Approaches to Homelessness

Andy Monserud, News Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless expects to move forward with controversial plans to build a day center for Walla Walla’s homeless on Pine Street. Plans for the site, known as Madison Park, have angered some neighbors and received a lukewarm reception from others working to address homelessness in Walla Walla.

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New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

Andy Monserud
September 10, 2015
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Whitman held a special orientation for first-generation and working class (FGWC) students on the week of July 11-15. 32 first-year FGWC students were given a week on campus to take sample classes from Whitman professors and gain an understanding of the on-campus resources available to students.

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