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Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor February 8, 2018

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity...

Antigo Nick Contemporizes Greek Tragedy

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter November 12, 2016

The classic Greek tragedy of Antigone has been brought into contemporary times through Anne Carson’s unique and radical translation of the play, “Antigo Nick” (alternately spelled “Antigonick”)....

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer October 20, 2016

A boy’s head is stuck in a bear’s mouth, people speak of stealing free things and two lovers hold themselves hostage in “This From Cloudland,” an original piece written and directed by Whitman...

Community College Poetry and Dance Project translates art to new forms

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer October 13, 2016

Poetry, dance, music and theatre were intertwined in a moving performance at Walla Walla Community College. “A Poetry and Dance Project” was held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8, and was centered around the poems...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya.

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer October 5, 2016

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This...

Renaissance Faire Brings Fun to Campus

Sara Platnick April 28, 2016
Jugglers, blacksmiths and jousters made their appearance last weekend at the annual Renaissance Faire, a daylong source of entertainment hosted in front of Memorial Hall.
Photo by Anna Dawson

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Marra Clay, Publisher April 7, 2016
Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenberger '97, a first-generation educator astronaut, returned to Whitman to speak about Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) education
Audience members mill around the foyer of Cordiner Hall before a reading by essayist David Sedaris on Wednesday, November 19. Photo by Halley McCormick.

David Sedaris Comes to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez November 20, 2014

David Sedaris spoke to a nearly sold-out crowd on Nov. 19 in Cordiner Auditorium. Sedaris was brought in by Main Street Studios in cooperation with Northwest Public Radio and Barnes and Noble. Sedaris...

Candlelight vigil honors Linfield College student

Candlelight vigil honors Linfield College student

Halley McCormick November 17, 2014

At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, students, staff, and Walla Walla community members gathered on the steps of Memorial Hall for a candlelight vigil. Over seventy people convened to show support for...

New president Kathleen Murray shakes hand with the Chair of the Board of Trustees Brad McMurchie at her announcement earlier today. Photo by Marcovici

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez November 13, 2014

Earlier today, Dr. Kathleen Murray was announced as Whitman College' s 14th president.  Murray is currently the Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray received her...

©2013 AMNH, Photo by Roderick Mickens

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez September 11, 2014

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. The astrophysicist and director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium is optimistic that popular interest in the subject is on the rise. This...

©2013 AMNH, Photo by Roderick Mickens

Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson

Aleida Fernandez September 10, 2014

Lecturer Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist since he was nine. According to Tyson, the universe called to him on a trip to the New York planetarium and there was...

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