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Voting does not imply democracy in Iraq, says professor Schmitz

October 26, 2006


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by Christina Russell WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER What many Americans remember as our country's biggest mistake, national authority on U.S. foreign policy and Whitman Professor David Schmitz claims is unfolding before us once again. In a lecture titled "Iraq and the Unlearned Lessons from the Vietnam War...

Speaker re-evaluates sex, gender

October 26, 2006


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by Andrea Miller WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER "Music to my ears," is what Professor Robert Tobin of the Gender Studies department and the Foreign Languages and Literatures department said of Rebecca Young's union of the humanities and natural science in her approach to the study of gender. Professor To...

ACLU president gives William Douglas lecture

October 26, 2006


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by Andrea Miller WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER In an address fit for the lecture series' namesake, William O. Douglas, Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union, brought the Maxey Auditorium audience to its feet with her concerns for the discrepancies between the Constitution and the...

Humans vs. Zombies game comes to an end

October 26, 2006


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by Carl Brodersen CONTRIBUTING WRITER It's likely that at some point last week you spotted furtive-looking Whitman students running from building to building like scared bunnies, getting tackled near a door by someone who proceeds to mime eating their intestines.  For almost 10 days, 212 Whitman st...

Parents flock to Family Weekend

October 26, 2006


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Families regroup on campus to take in Adam Lau, Core classes by Marcus Koontz WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Whitman's Family Weekend is one of the few times during the year when the families of Whitman students get to experience Walla Walla. "Downtown is busier than I've seen it in a long time," said Matt Andri...

Whitman four-day trip spawns long-term agenda for immigration curriculum

October 25, 2006


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Student trip helps 'put a human face on abstract questions' about immigration issues by Andrea Miller WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Though many complain about the lack of "real world" relevance of a liberal arts education, one group of students has gone to great lengths to see, experience and change what th...

Ballot-ready with Nov. 7 around the corner

October 25, 2006


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This week we outline WA State's initiatives so you can make informed decisions In only a couple weeks, Washington State voters will head to the polls to fill their ballots out. Are you 'ballot-ready'? Aside from electing local, state and national officials, Washington residents will be asked to vote ...

School of the Americas: time to protest

October 19, 2006


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by Danielle Alvarado The weekend before Thanksgiving will mark the 16th year human rights activists have converged at Fort Benning in opposition to the continued operation of the Army's School of the Americas. In 1996 the Pentagon released the school's training manuals, which included torture techniqu...

‘Bend’ backwards to preserve Walla Walla

October 19, 2006


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by Ari van Schilfgaarde "Don't Bend Walla Walla"; the bumper stickers are everywhere and the talk in coffee shops and bars always comes down to the same topic: Walla Walla has been discovered. Discovered by upper-middle-class suburbanites looking to sell their expensive house in Seattle or the Bay Ar...

Meet the candidates: 2006 potential State Representatives for State Legislature

October 19, 2006


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by Christina Russell A primary reason for apathy among voters is that they aren't informed about the candidates running and what issues they represent. Don't catch yourself turning a blind eye to your civic duty on the basis that you aren't in the know. Here is your opportunity to brush up on the p...

Prospective students get small taste of Whitman

October 19, 2006


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by Caitlin Tortorici Another successful Visitors' Day came and went on Friday, Oct. 13. As early as 7:45 a.m., parents and prospective students arrived at Whitman prepared to seize the action-packed day organized by the Office of Admissions. Visitors enjoyed a complimentary continental breakfast at...

Rollefson discusses Jordanian archaeology

October 19, 2006


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by Andrea Miller It bodes well for any lecture when the Dean of Faculty, Patrick Keefe, turns around in his seat to say of lecturer Dr. Gary Rollefson, "You wouldn't believe what a scholar Gary is.…" In his lecture in Kimball on Oct. 12, "Safe Haven for Shepherds: Neolithic/Chalcolithic Desert S...

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