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Letter to the Editor: Parent proposes line of ‘pretentious’ clothing

September 15, 2011

My livelihood has been creative brand-building for nonprofits: not a profitable activity, I might add. But here goes nothing: I was delighted to see the bookstore's smart clothing line that gets to the bottom of Whitman's new theme: "unpretentious Northwest culture." Prominent display of an organization's...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

May 5, 2011

Dear Editor, In response to the letter published last issue regarding the lack of fraternity attendance at the Take Back the Night Event, I feel it is imperative that I mention a critical detail that Seth Dawson did not include –– and that is that the Interfraternity Council was given a scant...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

May 5, 2011

Last weekend, students threw a party which employed certain Catholic stereotypes and traditions as the party's theme. The party organizers were clearly aware of the potentially offensive nature of their endeavor and they took some steps to reduce or eliminate the possibility of causing discomfort. They...

Letter to the Editor: Take Back the Night

Letter to the Editor: Take Back the Night

Letter to the Editor

April 28, 2011

Dear Editor, Last week, the Inter-Fraternal Council was invited to join FACE, Coalition Against Homophobia, the Panhellenic Association, and dozens of students walking in Monday's Take Back the Night event to demonstrate against sexual violence. Though the IFC originally said it would be happy to...

Letter to the Editor: Important fixes in pre-registration

Letter to the Editor

April 14, 2011

As you know, pre-registration for the fall semester of the 2011-12 academic year begins on Friday, April 15. You recently received from the Office of the Registrar information about the pre-registration process, and I would encourage you to review that document before Friday. I write now in order ...

Letter to the Editor: George Bridges

George Bridges

March 10, 2011

Dear Editor: In the recent article entitled "Mission Statement Discussed at Town Hall Meeting," The Pioneer seriously misinterpreted President Bridges's comments and position on the future of the Whitman College Department of Music. The article implied that according to the President performance would ...

Letter to the Editor: ASWC President Carson Burns

Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2011

Dear Editor, I am writing to express the need for student input on the curriculum. Historically, this is an area in which students have had little say at Whitman. On March 30, we have the opportunity to gain this voice. The faculty will vote to accept or deny a proposal for student representation...

Letter to the Editor: Education Department

Letter to the Editor

March 10, 2011

To the Editor: I would like to clarify possible misconceptions that might have arisen from President Bridges's response to questions that were raised at the Town Hall held February 28 regarding the status of the education department. According to your article, President Bridges stated that, "six years...

TKE responds to allegations

Letter to the Editor

March 3, 2011

Dear Editor, Earlier this week a list of complaints about TKE initiation were brought to the attention of the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon, the administration and The Pioneer. The specific allegations are largely unfounded and falsified. However, we acknowledge that the individual making these claims had...

Letter to the Editor: Whitman wastes money on baseball team

Letter to the Editor

February 24, 2011

Dear Editors-in-Chief, I would like to know why Whitman has a baseball team. According to their web site, over the last 10 seasons, the team has a record of 65-297, or a winning percentage of 17.95 percent. Over the last five years, their record is even worse: 21-168 or 11.11 percent. It seems th...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

February 17, 2011

Regarding last week's article entitled "Whitman looks to add 10 tenure track faculty as economy picks up": We would like to clarify the statement that Whitman is adding 10 tenure track faculty.  The economics position is new in the sense it will cause a net increase in the number of overall number...

Senior Fund seeks support

Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2011

Dear Editor, For the class of 2011, February 9 marks 100 days until our graduation from Whitman College. Seniors are invited to celebrate this milestone at the Laht Neppur Ale House on the corner of Spokane and Alder on the 9 at 7 p.m. Laht Neppur will be open to Whitman seniors only, pizza will be...

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