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Roo Rat Society

Roo Rat Society
February 15, 2018

For nearly half a century, a peculiar organization garnered 330 members, including three Whitman presidents, and landed itself as news on doorsteps from Ohio to Mexico City, as well as in the heart of...

Rethink Dams! Petitions for Breach of Snake River Dams

September 29, 2016

Rethink Dams!, a Whitman club led by Fiona Bennitt, sent a petition to Governor Inslee last week calling for the breaching of the lower four Snake River Dams. The dams were created in the late 1960s and...

Locals, Students Against Mill Creek Levee Tree Removal

Photo by Nace.
October 7, 2015

The Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled this month to begin removing trees along the Mill Creek Levee and replace them with grass in order to comply with a government policy that requires all trees within...

Op-Ed: Save the Trees on Mill Creek Levees

October 1, 2015

The following is an Op-Ed submitted by former Professor of Geology Bob Carson. For the following reasons, the Army Corps of Engineers should either abandon the plan to clear-cut the trees on and near...

Bob Carson Leaves 40 Year Legacy of Enthusiasm

May 18, 2015

Even when the current managing editor of The Pioneer and ASWC senator balked at the slope ahead of her, Bob Carson was unafraid. Granted he had years more of experience with sledding down sand dunes, but...

Walla Walla’s Climate March Rallies for Action

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici
September 21, 2014

While hundreds of thousands of people in cities around the world gathered on Sunday, Sept. 21 for the People's Climate March, a global movement calling for climate action, over 150 Whitman students, alumni...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike
March 13, 2014

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program...

Industrial Composting Club Develops New Compost Pick-up Program

April 18, 2013

If you see first-year Linnaea Weld on a bike, you might want to gather your food scraps. Weld and other members of the Industrial Composting Club have started a new bicycle composting pick-up program...

Big Idea Talks

Illustration by Eduardo Vazquez
April 11, 2013

For the past few weeks, several "Big Idea Talks" posters have been covering the campus grounds, advertising a first-time collaboration between the Walla Walla Public Library and Whitman faculty to...

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies
February 14, 2013

When senior Nick Marquiss sat down at his first Encounters class, he found himself sitting across the table from the same professor who taught his father decades before. This situation may seem...

Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement

Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement
January 24, 2013

In its most recent effort to organize efforts to combat global warming, Climate Campus Challenge (CCC) aims to change Whitman College's investment policy to encourage the college to withdraw funds, or...

Hurricane Sandy Shakes Things Up for East Coast Whitties

Hurricane Sandy Shakes Things Up for East Coast Whitties
November 15, 2012

Hurricane Sandy interrupted everyday life for many people, including Whitman students, when the storm tore through the eastern United States two weeks ago. "I remember talking to my mom on her cell...

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