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Speaker debunks sleep loss myths

September 27, 2006


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by Christina Russell Sleep deprivation is not something to yawn about. Last week Richard D. Simon Jr., MD visited Whitman to address the far-reaching implications of sleep loss among college-aged students. In his lecture "Who Needs Sleep?" he described the dangers of functioning with no sleep and strateg...

New ‘quarterlife’ will not clash with ‘blue moon’

September 27, 2006


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by Lizzie Norgard Attracting submissions from across the Whitman community, the first issue of the student-run literary magazine "quarterlife" is in its formative stages. Students interested in staff positions met last week to discuss the details of the new magazine. Drew Arnold, who with Ben Gann...

ACA welcomes curiosity, promotes Asian culture

September 27, 2006


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by Gayle Chung In regards to the Asian Cultural Association (ACA) club, one might ask, "How 'Asian' do I have to be in order to attend this club?" For some, this might be a sinful question. For others, it might be slightly racist. Few Whitman students know about the ACA club. Those who are aware of it...

Alum shares experiences, advice with students

September 27, 2006


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by Marcus Koontz Your Whitman education will give you "the ability to think critically, to communicate, and the confidence it takes to succeed," said Travis McElfresh, class of 1988, during his recent lecture on his own career path after attending Whitman. McElfresh came to Whitman from Hillsboro, O...

Professors spend sabbatical time studying

September 27, 2006


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by Lizzie Norgard When one of your professors returns from sabbatical, don't ever ask, "How was your time off?" You might ask them what they were working on, though their scholarly labors will likely be revealed through their teaching. Such is the case with professors Patrick Frierson and Robert Tobin...

Press Release: Whitman returns conservation reserve program payments

September 27, 2006


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Sept. 21, 2006 –– Whitman College announced today that it has repaid the Farm Service Agency (FSA) for all payments it received under the federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) for 2004 and 2005. The repayment of $101,000, including interest, was a result of an unintentional violation of CRP...

Core revisions in progress

September 27, 2006


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by Christina Russell "Change is a hard thing," said Lynn Sharp, head of the board of faculty appointed to revise the Antiquity and Modernity curriculum. Antiquity and Modernity, the required class for the first-year student body known to the Whitman community as "Core," has essentially been the same...

Service Sunday draws students to volunteer

September 27, 2006


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by Lizzie Norgard Graciously forgoing the IM football games, over 30 students took part in youth-themed service projects at Green Park Elementary and the YMCA last Sunday. Several of the students met at Reid at noon on Sept. 24 to help re-paint a map of the United States on the playground at Gree...

Continued construction renders local bridge unavailable for use

September 20, 2006


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by Lizzie Norgard Though we all know by now that we can't walk past Reid down Park Street, the details of the Park Street bridge project have remained a mystery. Formerly an arched structure leading across Mill Creek, the 80-year-old Park Street bridge was demolished over the summer, and construct...

Students pose the ‘campus climate challenge’ at Whitman

September 20, 2006


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by Katie Collier Whitman's Renewable Energy Club has joined a national movement of over 315 campuses in a campaign called the Campus Climate Challenge that encourages colleges and universities to address global warming issues and reduce their environmental footprint. Senior Juliana Williams has been...

Students pose the ‘campus climate challenge’ at Whitman

September 20, 2006


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by Katie Collier Whitman's Renewable Energy Club has joined a national movement of over 315 campuses in a campaign called the Campus Climate Challenge that encourages colleges and universities to address global warming issues and reduce their environmental footprint. Senior Juliana Williams has been...

Student activists seek niche in IFC

September 20, 2006


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by Andrew Hookom A small group of students has developed a proposal for a new Interest House based on fostering activism on campus. The house would provide institutional support for students with plans to develop initiatives involving Whitman and/or the larger community. "We're just starting the process...

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