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More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

October 8, 2018

The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library...

To Thrive and Flourish

Kazi Joshua is excited to take on a new set if responsibilities this year as the new Interim  Dean of Students, succeeding Daren Mooko who left at the end of the academic year.
Interim Dean Kazi Joshua takes on new role
September 23, 2018

He wears purple socks with bright red polka dots and matching bow tie as he sits over the arm of a chair and drinks coffee out of a Mason jar. Posters cover the walls of his office. One photograph is of...

Daren Mooko Announced as new Dean of Students

February 24, 2017

After an arduous search process, Whitman College announced earlier today that Daren Rikio Mooko will become the new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Mr. Mooko previously filled...

36 Years of Chuck

36 Years of Chuck
Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland reflects on legacy.
February 16, 2017

The Washington State Penitentiary looms large and mysterious from its sprawling complex on the outskirts of town. After an evening of drinking in the early 2000’s, two Whitman students decided to appreciate...

Whitman Searches for New Dean of Students

Illustration by Eric Rannestad
February 9, 2017

After more than three and a half decades of involvement in the Whitman community, Chuck Cleveland announced last summer that he planned to retire from his post as Dean of Students following the end...

Retirements, New Hires Herald Change in Student Affairs

September 11, 2014

Besides undergoing renovation, Memorial Building has seen some significant changes over the summer. The departure and retirement of several long-time staff members, in addition to promotions and new hires,...

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes
May 1, 2014

In 2012, Whitman changed the process for addressing sexual misconduct in order to reflect the protections guaranteed under Title IX. To educate students about these changes and the way that Title IX is...

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath
February 13, 2014

Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. This number is shocking, but it might not indicate an increasing number of head injuries...

Campus Poetry Corner

October 23, 2013

In order to appear less frightening to students, the following campus agencies would like to make a few announcements in the form of limericks: From the Office of the Dean of Students About grief,...

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Illustration by Luke Hampton
April 11, 2013

For almost two years I've had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio––Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking...

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...

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