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Numbness in the information age

Gavin Victor, Columnist April 30, 2020

The principle is simple: repetitive stimulus leads to the human being needing a greater amount of stimulus for the same effect. This phenomenon occurs in many forms, but I think that it is critical to...

Online autonomy matters now more than ever

Claire Maurer, Columnist April 15, 2020

Right now, we are witnessing life moving online – something that has been happening for several years. You can participate in weddings, religious ceremonies, work meetings, happy hours, concerts, yoga...

Campus Climate Survey Offers A Starting Point

Georgia Lyon, News Editor November 17, 2016

Numbers may add to Whitman’s ability to improve its campus climate. Last spring, students, faculty and staff at Whitman filled out the anonymous campus climate survey administered in February of 2016....

Show me the money: an examination of Whitman’s finances

Lachlan Johnson October 9, 2014

As the Now Is the Time campaign approaches its conclusion, the sun is setting on one financial era of the college. President Bridges came to the college in 2005  with the intent of strengthening the college's...

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Create durable data backup system

Blair Hanley Frank September 16, 2010

Imagine you have 12 hours to finish the biggest paper of your life. Now imagine that paper, along with the rest of your files, gone in a heartbeat. Hard drives fail at the worst possible times,...

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