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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Administration aims to reduce course compression, may revamp schedule

Josh Goodman September 16, 2010
In an effort to reduce course conflicts, Whitman administrators and faculty are considering several changes to the way courses are scheduled. The possible changes, which include a more even distribution of when courses are scheduled throughout the day and a switch to Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Tuesday-Thursday classes only, would create additional course time slots and reduce the number of course sections offered at any single given time block.
Professor Robert Withycombe sits in his office stacked with books and files from 29 years of teaching at Whitman. The Carnegie Foundation acknowledged Withycombes efforst with its 2009 Washington State Professor of the Year award. Credit: Hong

Bob Withycombe named 2009 Washington Professor of the Year

Lea Negrin December 9, 2009
Bob Withycombe honored to receive the award, but more honored by the warm messages he's received since from former students.
Credit: Bullion

Whitman’s liberal arts in focus

Hanna Ory December 2, 2009
The Pioneer examines the past, present and future of a liberal arts philosophy at Whitman, including a comparison of how the implementation of Whitman's philosophy differs from other liberal arts colleges.

Changes in core curriculum lead to expansion of texts, broader focus

helenjenne November 29, 2009
From core to encounters, Whitman first-years get a new taste of the equally maligned and beloved class.

Student role in academic decisions sparks debate

William Witwer November 29, 2009
The Whitman Faculty has stressed recently that their control over academic matters must continue, but disagreement comes when students pop into that.
Credit: Wolff

Coping with crunch time: study and sleep habits at Whitman investigated

Hanna Ory November 11, 2009
The Pioneer surveyed 400 members of the Whitman student body and nearly all of them go less than eight hours of sleep per night Surprised? Probably not.
Credit: Wolff

Goodnight Moon: Better sleep tied to better grades

helenjenne November 10, 2009
Only a select few can pull all-nighters and not see any ill-effects academically. Chances are you're not one of them.

Realistic study tips for a realistic academic life

William Witwer November 9, 2009
There are a lot study tips out there, very few of them actually worthwhile. Here are some study tips from the Pioneer that will benefit a real college student.
Credit: Wolff

Forty-eight hours without sleep: A personal account

kristencoverdale November 9, 2009
Pioneer reporter Kristen Coverdale recounts her experience going forty-eight hours without sleep during finals week last spring.

Study myths exposed

Hadley Jolley November 9, 2009
Find out the truths behind several study myths among including studying in bed, when to pull all-nighters and how much information can be retained after midnight.

Spanish to become own department

Gillian Frew November 5, 2009
Currently a section of the Foreign Languages and Literatures department, Spanish will set out on its own next year.

Magazine names Whitman 20th ‘best value’ nationally

Andy Jobanek November 4, 2009
Whitman stands as one of only seven west coast schools on the list and the only Northwest school.
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