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Debate Returns To Whitman

Debate Returns To Whitman

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

Debate at Whitman is back. The team was suspended in the spring of 2015 for violating team and school policies. These included alcohol violations at a tournament and allegations of gender discrimination and safety concerns. With the completion of the two year suspension, the team begins anew with a new...

Moviegoers Flock to Mid-Budget, Well-Reviewed Movies This Summer

Eric Anderson, A&E Writer

September 24, 2015

It’s easy to be cynical about the state of the film industry these days when it is seemingly driven by nothing but greed and producing nothing but expensive franchise sequels (or remakes) and restricting the top billings to white male superstars. This year, however, the summer box office tells...

Changes at The Pioneer

September 10, 2015

Happy fall! Thanks for picking up The Pioneer's first issue of the 2015-2016 year. We’d like to share a couple of quick updates and projects on the horizon for us as Whitman’s campus newspaper. First and foremost, we have updated our website. While we loved the previous look and feel of the ...

Homogeneity Plagues Oscars

Zan McPherson

February 26, 2015

"Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest –– sorry, brightest," jokes host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening line of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Harris, a comedian who tends to skirt dangerously along the line between humorous and offensive, speaks the truth when he perceives the whitenes...

The survival guide for upcoming Springtime movies

Nathan Fisher

January 29, 2015

As I start my last semester at Whitman, the terror of the fast approaching real world is looming.  I'm starting to be expected to have answers for questions such as, "What do you want to do?" or "What are you going to do for the rest of your life?"  Luckily, I can ignore the dread of my impending "jobs"...

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez

November 13, 2014

Earlier today, Dr. Kathleen Murray was announced as Whitman College' s 14th president.  Murray is currently the Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray received her Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1979. She went on to receive her Master of...

Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President

Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President

Aleida Fernandez

November 13, 2014

Dr. Kathleen Murray has been named Whitman College's 14th president. Murray is the former Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray was selected from a nationwide search of about 100 candidates. The search committee, which was composed of staff members, faculty members an...

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Sam Grainger-Shuba

April 10, 2014

By the start of the 2015-2016 school year, Whitman will inaugurate its 14th president. The college is about to begin the search for President George Bridges's successor with the newly formed search committee. The presidential search committee pursues potential candidates for the presidency and then provides a recommendation to the Board...

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