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Daren Mooko Announced as new Dean of Students

Chris Hankin, News Editor
February 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

After an arduous search process, Whitman College announced earlier today that Daren Rikio Mooko will become the new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Mr. Mooko previously filled a number of positions at Pomona College and has worked throughout the country’s higher education in...

36 Years of Chuck

36 Years of Chuck

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Washington State Penitentiary looms large and mysterious from its sprawling complex on the outskirts of town. After an evening of drinking in the early 2000’s, two Whitman students decided to appreciate its charms in the only way immediately available: breaking in.   “They went out and they...

Whitman Searches for New Dean of Students

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

After more than three and a half decades of involvement in the Whitman community, Chuck Cleveland announced last summer that he planned to retire from his post as Dean of Students following the end of this school year. The administration has been aware of this for some time and formed a search c...

Retirements, New Hires Herald Change in Student Affairs

Emily Lin-Jones
September 11, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Besides undergoing renovation, Memorial Building has seen some significant changes over the summer. The departure and retirement of several long-time staff members, in addition to promotions and new hires, add up to a changing administration at Whitman College. "The primary reason for change is staff...

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

Helen Angell
May 1, 2014
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

In 2012, Whitman changed the process for addressing sexual misconduct in order to reflect the protections guaranteed under Title IX. To educate students about these changes and the way that Title IX is implemented at Whitman, the Associated Students of Whitman College held a Know Your IX panel last...

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Helen Angell
February 13, 2014
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. This number is shocking, but it might not indicate an increasing number of head injuries on campus. Rather, students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heighte...

Campus Poetry Corner

Rosemary Hanson
October 23, 2013
Filed under Humor

In order to appear less frightening to students, the following campus agencies would like to make a few announcements in the form of limericks: From the Office of the Dean of Students About grief, we have tried to be nice But it seems that you need some advice: We'll put you on probation ...

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Nathan Fisher
April 11, 2013
Filed under A&E

For almost two years I've had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio––Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking that I would have to work and write a real article, I was shocked to see an email from my editor asking me to look into a ...

New grievance policy provides students an outlet

Emily Lin-Jones
September 13, 2012
Filed under NEWS

According to the Statement of Rights included in the Student Handbook, all students have "the right to redress grievances"––but it wasn't until this year that they were given an official means to do so. The college has published online this year an interim grievance policy, which gives students,...

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