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Proposed Faculty Motion Prompts Discussion About Greek Life

Mickey Shin, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2018

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, faculty gathered to discuss a proposed motion to eliminate “single-sex social and residential organizations.” The motion, which began circulating through the faculty listserv,...

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TKE Grapples With Basement Writing

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief May 3, 2018

This past weekend, The Wire received an anonymous email reporting racist and misogynistic writing in the basement of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), along with a photo. The writing reads “Not Afraid to ‘Hard...

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Christy Carley, News Editor September 15, 2016

It was the summer of ‘69 when all incoming students of Whitman College last received a letter encouraging them to refrain from participating in fall Greek organization recruitment. This past  Friday,...

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 31, 2013

It's that time of the year again: The boys are back in town, and eight contestants are eager to take the stage to become the one, the only, Mr. Whitman. Nov. 1 marks the annual Mr. Whitman Pageant,...

Phi House Plans for Solar Panels

Phi House Plans for Solar Panels

Sam Grainger-Shuba October 10, 2013

Even from abroad in Ecuador, junior Joe Heegaard has a plan for Whitman College's Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter. As former sustainability chair of Phi, he is spearheading a project to put solar...

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Alpha Phi commences colonization

Molly Johanson September 29, 2011

First-year Julie Peterson admits that she signed up to rush because she wanted free food. Fortunately, she found more than food. She is one of this year's 70 new members of Whitman's established women's...

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Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Molly Smith March 3, 2011

This article was also co-authored by Derek Thurber with contribution from Rachel Alexander and Josh Goodman. Several weeks ago, The Pioneer was approached by senior Dan Hart with some of the allegations...

Faculty votes to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman’s fourth sorority

Rachel Alexander March 3, 2011

Whitman College faculty voted on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to approve Alpha Phi as Whitman's fourth sorority. The vote was the culmination of a yearlong selection and approval process, and means that a chapter...

Dance crew Money in the Cow (from left: Alixander Bowman 11, Matt McMillan 12, Thomas Knook 12, Quinn Taylor 11 and Graham Toben 10) prepare for the Cakes for CASA dance-off. Credit: Bullion

It’s a dance-off: Cakes for CASA looks to help locals

Eric Nickeson-Mendheim November 8, 2009

This Friday, Nov. 13, the Kappa Alpha Theta women's fraternity plans to step up its annual Cakes for CASA fundraiser by adding a contest to find Whitman's best dance crew. The event, in its...

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Holding out for a hero: Mr. Whitman pageant raises funds for Hondurans

Lea Negrin October 29, 2009

The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority has long been awaiting the draw of the red curtain in Cordiner Hall this Friday, Oct. 30, for their eighth annual Mr. Whitman pageant. A fundraiser for a chosen non-profit...

‘Greekend’ strives to unite sororities and fraternities

Cindy Chen April 16, 2009

While other schools dedicate an entire week to their Greek Week, Whitman's greek system will be holding Greek Weekend. The weekend will kick off today, April 16 with a movie on the Phi lawn and end with...

Kappas solicit charity applications for Mr. Whitman

C.J. Wisler April 16, 2009

While most student organizations and clubs are approaching the culmination of their activities for the 2008-09 school year, sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) is beginning to look ahead towards next year....

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