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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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All work and no play: Whitman’s new absence policies

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist February 2, 2023

Before the start of this spring semester, I knew I had to notify all my professors that I’d be gone the week after spring break for a trip to Europe with my former high school. I had planned and fundraised...

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter 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...

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.

To Thrive and Flourish

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter 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

Chris Hankin, News Editor 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

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter 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...

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Whitman Searches for New Dean of Students

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter 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

Emily Lin-Jones September 11, 2014
The departure and retirement of several long-time staff members, in addition to promotions and new hires, are adding up to a changing administration at Whitman College.
ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

Helen Angell May 1, 2014
Title IX is the primary federal policy that shapes how college campuses respond to cases of sexual misconduct, including rape. However, it is up to individual colleges to adopt sexual misconduct policies and investigation processes that comply with Title IX.
Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Helen Angell February 13, 2014
Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. Students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heightened awareness about the seriousness of concussions and their impact on the brain.

Campus Poetry Corner

Rosemary Hanson October 23, 2013
A friendly PSA from our campus departments in poetry form.
Illustration by Luke Hampton

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Nathan Fisher 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 that I would have to work and write a real article, I was shocked to see an email from my editor asking me to look into a movie called “HairBrained” that supposedly had something to do with Whitman. Sounded interesting. So armed with a Web page for the movie, I naively set out on my first attempt at investigative journalism.

New grievance policy provides students an outlet

Emily Lin-Jones 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 so. The college has published online this year an interim grievance policy, which gives students, staff and faculty the ability to formally lodge a complaint against another member of the Whitman community.
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