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How well do campus resources prepare students for life after Whitman?

How well do campus resources prepare students for life after Whitman?

Rachel Alexander

May 9, 2012

Before I set off for Whitman, my parents sat down to give me some good old-fashioned advice. After all the usual concerns about studying hard and making good use of my time in college, they turned to my eventual course of study. "Make sure you major in something practical," they said, without much elaboration. I re...

The Circuit: Graduation Edition

The Circuit: Graduation Edition

Patricia Vanderbilt

May 9, 2012

My fellow seniors and I are about to let go of one of the main things that has defined us over the past several years: Soon, we will no longer be Whitman students. This definition and all that accompanies it for each of us is slowly shifting into the past tense. I suspect, however, that a lot of what...

Whitman education similar to mindset of field ecologists

Whitman education similar to mindset of field ecologists

May 9, 2012

This column was contributed by Sophie Davis '12 Aldo Leopold, considered the father of the national forest wilderness system, whose book, The Sand County Almanac, and other essays have inspired generations of conservationists and naturalists, once wrote, "A thing is right when it tends to preserve ...

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

caitlinhardee

May 9, 2012

Ensconced behind the soundboard in the cozy KWCW studio, it's easy for a college DJ to imagine that nobody is actually listening. Few Whitties own radio sets, and while friends and family might be persuaded to tune into the webstream on occasion, the studio phones rarely light up. For good reason––KWCW's largest listener constituency doesn't ...

Institutional challenges hinder equal faculty pay

Institutional challenges hinder equal faculty pay

Rachel Alexander

May 9, 2012

Over the past decade, the number of female faculty at Whitman has increased substantially. Women make up 60 percent of the student body, and the importance of gender equality is a topic brought up in classes across departments. On paper, the college seems to be an ideal place to be female. Yet across...

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