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Vast majority of Whitman trustees studied social sciences in undergrad

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

May 4, 2017

Attention is turned to the Board of Trustees this week as the group convenes for its annual Spring overseers meeting. We looked into the educational backgrounds of the board and found that it is dramatically skewed towards the social sciences in general, and economics in particular. Of the 16 trustees o...

Econ Major Sonnet

Trevor Lewis, Humor Writer

November 10, 2016

I’ve heard it said that art majors are hot. And to economics majors I say That we reside inside the realm of not. And though I love our curves of yield today, Compare they can’t to all of physics’ charts. I’m sure that Chem bestows a sense of pride Econ majors never allow their...

Student Entrepreneur Senior Alecia Lindsay Pursues Photography Passion

Student Entrepreneur Senior Alecia Lindsay Pursues Photography Passion

James Kennedy

February 20, 2014

Most college-level photographers aspiring to make money off of professional portraits have been interested in a photography career for many years. Senior Alecia Lindsay, however, only needed a  spontaneous burst of passion. Lindsay came to Whitman College aspiring to major in economics, but th...

U.S. Reliance on Foreign Oil Creates Sizeable Price

U.S. Reliance on Foreign Oil Creates Sizeable Price

Dani Hupper

December 12, 2013

Only thrilling news could follow such an uplifting title. But alas, our nation's foreign oil dependency is far from optimistic. The real price of oil isn't shown at the gas pump or the stock exchange. An accurate analysis of oil and petroleum products' cost would have to account for oil's colossal (yet ove...

David Williams Looks to Progressive Economic Theory to Re-Orient Business

River Sterne

October 3, 2013

Whitman College alumnus David Williams '67, former CEO of Shoreline Banking, believes that modern business has lost sight of the role economics should play in the world. Williams recently gave a lecture titled "Making Money is a Result, Not a Purpose," in which he presented a progressive economic theory...

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Alternate Universe Spells Trouble

Nathan Fisher

September 26, 2013

"Harry Potter" is baaack!!!!! Okay, not quite, but my assignment this week was to check out Warner Brothers' recently announced upcoming series heading to the big screen about the world of magic and wizards –– a sort of Hogwarts prequel set 70 years before Harry was born. My first reaction was roughl...

Whitman Group Rafts the Grand Canyon

Whitman Group Rafts the Grand Canyon

Tristan Gavin

March 7, 2013

Over spring break, senior Devin Kuh, three other students and a group of 11 Whitman alumni will be rafting through 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. For Kuh, the trip is a culmination of interests he has fostered during his time at Whitman and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to...

Shorter Work Week Would Mitigate Employment Woes

Daniel Merritt

February 14, 2013

As a soon-to-be-graduated senior, my next big concern is where I'm going to work. Although it's been over four years since the recession of 2008, job prospects are still fairly grim. Typically, the formula for dealing with unemployment has been to encourage economic growth and promote education an...

‘Killing Them Softly’ Kills Audience Interest

'Killing Them Softly' Kills Audience Interest

Nathan Fisher

December 6, 2012

For my last review of the semester I wanted to go out with a bang, so I mistakenly picked Brad Pitt's new movie, "Killing Them Softly." Unfortunately, my "Ocean's Eleven" star couldn't save the film, and I'm left closing out the semester with a dud. "Killing Them Softly" is a slow-paced crime drama with spurts ...

Whitman community concerned about Koch-funded lecture

Emily Lin-Jones

November 17, 2011

The conservative-allied Charles Koch Foundation and Whitman College would not normally seem an ideal pair. However, when the foundation funded a recent lecture series, this unlikely pair was brought together, resulting in mixed opinions from the Whitman community. The Classical Liberalism Lecture...

Is conservatism capitalist?

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Alex Potter

November 15, 2009

When you think conservatism, you probably think capitalism or free-markets. No doubt, your instincts are correct. Yet, this connection that figures so prominently in the minds of Anglo-American conservatives and the public is not a necessary, or dare I say even desirable, one. The union betwee...

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