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Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Basketball and swim teams host alumni events to kick off season

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

November 7, 2019

Over Family Weekend, Oct. 25-27, some students could be found giving their family a tour of campus, attending a planetarium show or dining out — putting their parents’ wallets to good use. The swim and basketball teams, on the other hand, were wrapping up the preseason by competing against Whitman al...

Eddy Vasquez ‘15 talks liberal arts, art and design 

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

October 31, 2019

Last Wednesday, Sept. 23, Eddy Vasquez ‘15 gave a talk at Fouts Center for Visual Arts as part of the second installment in the Visiting Alumni Artist Series.  Raised in inner-city Los Angeles, Vasquez arrived at Whitman with the intention of becoming a biology major.  “Growing up and bein...

Alum looking forward to wild night in Health Center

Madeline Kemp

September 30, 2019

Last weekend was alumni weekend, and Dave Teppner, class of ‘83, knew exactly how he wanted to relive his favorite party nights at Whitman. There would be the obligatory spots, of course, to show the kids how it's done. But what really mattered was making it to the only place that truly signifies a lege...

Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Alumni Share Advice On Teaching In The Humanities

Kylin Brown, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

On Monday night, the Whitman Classics department hosted the “Symposium on Study in the Humanities as Preparation for a Career in Teaching." The department brought three graduates from varying Humanities backgrounds at Whitman, who had all since begun professional careers in Education. Each of them pres...

Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people made a Facebook group for the people that were staying and I’d say it’s about 20 to 30 that...

Student loan fraud impacts campus: Loan provider Navient accused of mishandling payments

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017

It’s an uncertain time for Whitman students, and especially for those accumulating debt to pay for their education. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau sued student loan servicer Navient earlier this month, accusing the company on its website of “systematically and illegally failing borrowers a...

Alumni weekend helps students meet future selves, confront mortality

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

September 29, 2016

I walk into Reid on a Thursday afternoon to pick up my mail and my senses are immediately bombarded with the sounds of our prestigious alumni and their hoards of near-identical spawn, checking in for their weekend of nostalgia and quiet desperation. For students, alumni weekend provides a sobering r...

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Marra Clay, Publisher

April 7, 2016

Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenberger '97, a first-generation educator astronaut, returned to Whitman to speak about Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) education

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

Austin Biehl, staff writer

March 10, 2016

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...

Sticking around or coming back: alumni in Walla Walla

Martina Pansze

February 19, 2015

Although the majority of students aren't primarily attracted to Whitman because of the small city it's a part of, many alumni choose to stay in or return to Walla Walla.  Among the Walla Walla returnees, and those who haven't left, are an eclectic group of alumni who stay for reasons which include wa...

Alumni, Faculty Raise Concerns About Spending and Diversity

Lane Barton

October 9, 2014

As articles and demonstrations question Whitman College's financial aid and its effect on socioeconomic diversity, concern about the issues has been raised by alumni and faculty members. Although their perspectives vary with their different relations with the college, members of both groups are looking f...

Students protest lack of economic diversity over alumni weekend

Students protest lack of economic diversity over alumni weekend

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...

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