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ASWC Gears up for Elections

ASWC Gears up for Elections

Rylee Neville

March 30, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

As most of Whitman returns from spring break, students running for Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) positions are gearing up for election season. The candidates responded to questions involving their campaigns by email over break. Campaigning for Executive Council positions will begin on March ...

March For Their Lives

March For Their Lives

March 29, 2018


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Members of the Walla Walla community joined the local high school and many other high schools and supporters around the country for the March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24th as a response to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The local march was organized by a group of students from ...

Pio Past – ACLU President Defends Pornography

Ben Kunz, News Reporter

March 29, 2018


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The Pioneer published the following article in volume 107 issue 24 on May 1st, 1997. It was written by Jennifer Allen, a Staff Writer. “Censorship of pornography would be counterproductive to the feminist movement,” ACLU president Nadine Strossen stated to a crowded Chism auditorium Monday at 8 p...

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Claire Ommen, News Reporter

March 29, 2018


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Whitman College President, Kathy Murray, recently joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The Presidents’ Alliance is an alliance of leaders of American colleges and universities that advocates collectively for Dreamer, immigrant, undocumented, and international students. According...

Cuts to Classics Cause Upset

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

March 8, 2018


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During the February 28 faculty meeting, the Committee of Division Chairs (CDC) announced their recommendations for new tenure track positions, notably excluding the Classics department. The loss of a tenure track position in Classics is part of an effort by Whitman administration to return to a 10:1 s...

Global Studies Initiative Revamp Receives Faculty Approval

Nick Maahs, News Reporter

March 6, 2018


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The Global Studies Initiative has been revamped and approved by the faculty to resume operation after parts were placed on hold for external review during the 2016-2017 academic year. Starting in the fall, students who fulfill the program’s requirements will be able to have a “concentration” in Global S...

Janning on Happiness

Janning on Happiness

Rhône Grajcar, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


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Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning will be giving a talk at the Walla Walla Public Library on Thursday March 8. The lecture is entitled “Happy as a Dane,” and will examine why Danes have reported one of the highest levels of happiness in the world. Professor Janning has studied gende...

WIC and Divest Whitman Seek Avenues for Sustainable Investment

WIC and Divest Whitman Seek Avenues for Sustainable Investment

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2018


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Whitman Investment Company (WIC), sold its last oil share a few weeks ago, officially divesting from fossil fuels. WIC then reached out to Divest Whitman, a student-led organization devoted to pressuring the college to divest its endowment. After divesting, WIC sought the help of Divest Whitman to f...

Professor Menjívar Visits Whitman

Professor Menjívar Visits Whitman

Ben Kunz, News Reporter

March 1, 2018


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Cecilia Menjívar is the co-director of the Center for Migration Research and professor in the sociology department at the University of Kansas. She studies immigration, migration and how immigration laws affect the lives of immigrants and non-immigrants alike. The Wire: In your research, what are s...

Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On February 22, 2018, the annual Power and Privilege Symposium invited students to examine systems of power in society and brought attention to the manifestation of racism and other forms of oppression on Whitman’s campus. The Symposium covered a variety of topics that ranged from mental health at...

Whitman to Washington D.C.: Lisa Brown’s Grassroots Campaign

Whitman to Washington D.C.: Lisa Brown’s Grassroots Campaign

Claire Ommen, News Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In 2018, the Congressional seat for the Fifth District of Washington will come up for election. This district encompasses most of Eastern Washington, Walla Walla included. On the evening of Monday, Feb. 26, democratic candidate Lisa Brown spoke at a community forum on Whitman’s campus. This f...

Whitman Sees Ten-Year High in Applications

Whitman Sees Ten-Year High in Applications

Nick Maahs, News Reporter

February 27, 2018


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Whitman’s admission office has published data about students applying to enroll for the 2018-2019 academic year. This year, 5,042 students applied, an increase from last year’s 4,081 applicants. In the context of under enrollment amongst the current First-Year class–409 students, 26 shy of the...

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