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Administration Responds to Weekend of Protests

Lachlan Johnson

September 22, 2014

After a series of protests by students over alumni weekend, three top administrators from the college spoke exclusively with The Pioneer about their reactions to the calls by students, faculty and alumni for the college to increase socioeconomic diversity and change its approach to financial aid. Preside...

Students protest lack of economic diversity over alumni weekend

Students participating in a performance protest during a luncheon on Saturday.

Lachlan Johnson

September 20, 2014

Protests against the lack of socioeconomic diversity on campus continued throughout the day on Saturday, as students worked to alert alumni visiting campus of the lack of socioeconomic diversity at the college. The first action of the day took place when First Generation & Working Class students...

Football controversy: Sudden end of declining program in 1977 vexes Whitman community

Pamela London

September 29, 2011

On any busy fall weekend, students on Ankeny Field see trailing flags pulled from the waists of eager flag football players dressed in tie-dye and sporting bright orange mouth guards. A pulled flag stops the panting players for a moment before the game starts up again to the cheers of a few dozen fans....

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