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Op-Ed: The Trustees Don’t Care About You, So Get Pissed

Chris Meabe

March 8, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

The members of the Board of Trustees don’t care about you. If you ask them, they will sincerely insist otherwise because they truly believe they care about you. The problem is, they have no clue who you are. In fact, they don’t know a thing about you, and the best thing we can do about it is get piss...

How to Curtail Free Speech Under the Guise of Defending It

Paul Apostolidis, Shampa Biswas, Julie Charlip, Andrea Dobson, Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Leena Knight, Thomas Knight, Bruce Magnusson, Gaurav Majumdar, Matthew Reynolds, Elyse Semerdjian, Jonathan Walters

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In a forceful display of coordinated institutional authority, the November 16, 2017, issue of The Wire included an op-ed essay co-written by Whitman’s Chair of the Faculty, the Vice President for Enrollment and Communications, the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Vice President for ...

Wire Obtains Leaked Document

Wire Obtains Leaked Document

Chris Hankin, News Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Documents leaked to The Wire by an anonymous source indicate Whitman’s specific benchmarks to return to a 10-1 student-to-faculty ratio. The document indicates that the author hopes to reduce the number of FTE (Full Time Equivalent) by 19.5 by the end of the 2020-2021 academic year. President M...

Op-Ed: Faculty, Speak Up!

Shampa Biswas, Paul Garrett Professor of Politics

November 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In his Op-Ed titled “Letter to the Faculty” on October 26, 2017, News Editor Chris Hankin asked the question: Why are faculty members reluctant to make on-the-record comments to The Wire on arguably controversial news stories related to the future direction of the college? In his October 31 respon...

Letter to the Editor: Re: Letter to Faculty

Dana Burgess, Classics Department Chair and Charles E. and Margery B. Anderson Endowed Professor of Humanities

October 31, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

The Whitman faculty under the current administration is somewhat like the Republican Senate under Trump; neither can openly say what they think for fear of damaging progress toward their goals.

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Administration officials and concerned students met this week after reports of another drugging at an all-campus Greek party last weekend. At a forum at Harper Joy Theater on Sunday, following a “Timely Warning” sent out by Dean of Student Chuck Cleveland on the topic that morning, students voiced c...

Dear Mom: Off-Campus and Ostracized

Mom, Opinion Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Dear Mom, I’m a senior who lives off campus. What’s with all this talk about seniors not contributing to or not having a sense of the Whitman community? I think that’s BS. I’ve seen it, I’ve lived it, I’m still a part of it. Get with the program, Kathy & Co! Can you confirm this? Off Ca...

Whitman changes pay-by-credit policy

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Whitman college faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the college’s pay by credit policy. This change will go into effect next year. Currently, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up to eight credits. With the new policy change, the maximum decre...

Alumni and Administration Enraged About the Name Change of…What’s that Paper Called Again?

Austin Biehl, staff writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under Humor

In an unexpected turn of events, it seems that people have actually read an article published in the Pioneer. Vitriolic anger exploded last week when the Pio announced its radical decision to change its name from a symbol of racist colonialism to something more culturally appropriate. “God dammit,” sw...

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Lachlan Johnson

November 21, 2013


Filed under ASWC, Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Outrage at specific incidents of racism has evolved into demands for decisive action on campus, putting pressure on Whitman's administration to instigate change. Since students rallied at Memorial Hall to present a letter to the Board of Trustees' Diversity Committee on Nov. 7, two separate events have been held to discuss ra...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

Karah Kemmerly

March 6, 2013


Filed under NEWS

While browsing whitmanencounters.com one day, senior Kate Kight saw a post that really scared her. This post, written by a student whose friend had been sexually assaulted by an RA, contained responses from several students offering resources and support for the survivor, which Kight found heartening....

Dropping out means new opportunities

Dropping out means new opportunities

Joey Gottlieb

December 6, 2012


Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

I like saying "I withdrew" because it sounds nicer than "I dropped out." It sounds like I am still in command of my education and prospects and that I have not forsaken the opportunity of a college education. It sounds like the institution could not give me the education I wanted, rather than reflecting...

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