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Student Academic Advisor Program Strengthens Community

Student Academic Advisor Program Strengthens Community

Anna Zheng

March 13, 2014

More than 30 years after its creation, the Student Academic Advisers program remains successful in helping new students and bringing a stronger sense of community to first-year housing. Student Academic Advisors are Whitman sophomores who live in first-year dorms to help alleviate the stress of transitioning to ...

Students with Asperger’s face challenges

Josh Goodman

October 20, 2011

"When people talk about autism . . . they think of the person doing their own thing in the back of the room," said Randall, a first-year. "But you don't think of the kid who approaches people but doesn't know how to do it." Randall has Asperger's syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism characterized...

Study myths exposed

Hadley Jolley

November 9, 2009

Myth: It's bad to study in bed. TRUE Studying in bed may either lead to bad studying or bad sleeping, according to Director of Academic Resources Juli Dunn. People who study in bed may find themselves more likely to fall asleep during studying, or conversely, less likely to fall asleep, period. ...

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