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From the Archives: Whitman grad faces real world

Alasdair Stewart, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

This op-ed originally appeared in the March 9, 1995 issue of the Whitman Pioneer. Alasdair Stewart is a 1994 graduate of Whitman College with a degree in anthropology. The following article has been edited...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

“Something is better than nothing”: Whitman announces in-person, graduate-only spring 2021 commencement

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter March 18, 2021

Whitman recently announced that commencement will be in-person for graduating students this spring — but family, friends and other students will need to watch the processions via livestream. Because...

Photo by John Lee

Required Attendance at Commencement Creates Conflicts for Seniors

North Bennett, News Writer March 3, 2016
Seniors are required to attend commencement to receive their diploma, barring an exemption. This still can create scheduling conflicts for seniors.

George Bridges: Reflections on a Decade at Whitman

May 18, 2015

Serving as Whitman's president for the past 10 years has been an immense privilege. I've worked with extraordinarily talented people, celebrated impressive accomplishments of many groups and individuals,...

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Alisha Agard May 1, 2014
Graduation is coming just around the corner and the senior friends I've watched write theses and study for oral exams will be walking across the stage and bidding farewell to the place they've studied for the last four years. All of the late nights, early mornings, stress and hard work has finally proven to be worth it when each graduate walks away with a degree in hand. The smiles and tears of happiness from family members and friends will fill the atmosphere with happiness and positivity for most, but not all on May 25.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

Andy Monserud April 17, 2014
Last week the Communications Office announced that Sally Jewell has been selected as this year’s commencement speaker. Jewell, United States Secretary of the Interior and former CEO of R.E.I., will address commencement attendees on May 25th.
Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Karah Kemmerly May 21, 2012
An audience of friends and family members watched as Whitman seniors made the transition from students to alumni at the 126th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012.

‘Fast Food Nation’ author Eric Schlosser is 2012 commencement speaker

Patricia Vanderbilt March 11, 2012

Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal," will deliver the commencement speech for the class of 2012. Schlosser is also the author of "Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs...

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Students propose 2010, 2011 commencement speaker possibilities

Eric Nickeson-Mendheim December 8, 2009
Seniors and faculty members have begun the long nominations process to decide on a 2010 Commencement speaker.
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