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Sexual assault survivors unhappy with investigative process

Infographic by Peterson
September 25, 2014

This story is part 1 in a two-part series examining incidences of sexual assault and how they are handled at Whitman and by colleges nationwide. As the federal government continues its crackdown...

Retiring Dean Leaves Legacy In SA Program

March 13, 2014

Associate Dean of Students for Academic Support Services Clare Carson will retire at the end of the semester after 38 years working on campus. During her tenure, Carson helped create the Student Academic...

Student Academic Advisor Program Strengthens Community

Student Academic Advisor Program Strengthens Community
March 13, 2014

More than 30 years after its creation, the Student Academic Advisers program remains successful in helping new students and bringing a stronger sense of community to first-year housing. Student...

Administration To Promote Race-Related Education

February 13, 2014

Ever since the Rally Against Racism last fall provoked a campus-wide conversation about race, the Whitman administration has been keen to promote future discussions on the issue. Although the upcoming...

Debate Team Moves Forward Amidst Disagreements About Supervision and Policy

May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the third in a three-part series...

Debate Title IX Investigation Prompted By Sexual Assault

May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the second in a three-part series...

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

May 18, 2013

Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson's decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault
March 6, 2013

While browsing whitmanencounters.com one day, senior Kate Kight saw a post that really scared her. This post, written by a student whose friend had been sexually assaulted by an RA, contained responses...

New grievance policy provides students an outlet

September 13, 2012

According to the Statement of Rights included in the Student Handbook, all students have "the right to redress grievances"––but it wasn't until this year that they were given an official means to do...

Changes made to handling of sexual misconduct cases

September 6, 2012

The Whitman administration made significant changes in its procedures for handling sexual assault over the summer, with an emphasis on improved communication with the Walla Walla YWCA and police department....

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective
March 1, 2012

The Whitman administration works to stop sexual assault on campus, but sometimes even the best preventative efforts fail. Students don't always respect each other's boundaries. While many victims choose...

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