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Senior Thesis Profiles

Natalie Berg

May 18, 2015


Filed under Circuit

Many seniors have spent this year researching and writing theses in their major. The Pioneer spoke to three of these seniors about their projects. Nate Higby - Sociology The Pioneer: Tell me about the subject of your sociology thesis. Nate Higby: My thesis is looking at the relationship betwe...

December graduates say goodbye

Natalie Berg

December 11, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Multiple students are graduating from Whitman at the end of this semester. This happens for a variety of reasons, such as starting college in January, taking time off from college or finishing their degree a semester ahead of or behind schedule. Graduating seniors Olivia Bates and Sebastian Lowe both...

Rising in Number: Faculty Adjust to Swell in Number of Biology Majors

Rising in Number: Faculty Adjust to Swell in Number of Biology Majors

Hannah Bartman

October 31, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The graduating class of 2014 has 97 Biology majors, the highest number of graduates in one discipline ever to graduate from Whitman College. The current surge has left the life science department scrambling for ways to accommodate these students, both in providing enough faculty for classes and providi...

A Major Choice: Whitman’s Diverse Academics

A Major Choice: Whitman’s Diverse Academics

Lachlan Johnson

August 29, 2013


Filed under Circuit, NEWS

"What are you majoring in?" After "What's your name?" and "Where are you from?" this is one of the most common questions overheard in the hallways of a first-year residence hall, in classrooms of introductory courses or as students stroll together across Ankeny Field. When you step on campus as a first-year, people w...

Whitman Inequality Map

Whitman Inequality Map

Dana Thompson

December 1, 2011


Filed under Humor

When I'm walking around campus, I've got prospies coming up to me, saying, "You have so many different kinds of inequality on campus. How can I tell which are socially acceptable and which are not?" Well, I am always here to help prospies (and to awkwardly stare at those touring groups on my way to cl...

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