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Birds are disappearing. Here’s why you should care

Sile Surman, Columnist October 22, 2020

Last year in Walla Walla, my environmental studies class visited Mill Creek on several different occasions. I remember noticing a small gray bird dipping into the water to catch food. The aptly-named American...

Whitman unveils new Environmental Studies–Hypocrisy major to accommodate vegan, H&M-wearing students

AE, Hamburglar's Cousin February 5, 2018

Thursday, 9 a.m.  PST Whitman College has officially unveiled its new major, Environmental Studies-Hypocrisy, in order to accommodate a growing population of ES students who wish to discuss environmental...

Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism

Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism

Anna Zheng April 1, 2014

It's no question that many people at Whitman are environmentally conscious of their environment and how much waste they generate. However, the question is why? The Pioneer takes a moment to ask Whitman...

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Biology major changes increase flexibility

Rachel Alexander February 16, 2012

Starting next fall, biology majors at Whitman will have a more flexible set of requirements to meet in order to receive their degrees. The changes have been made in response to rising enrollment rates...

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,...

Environmentalism in Bolivia close to home

Libby Arnosti September 8, 2011

The first time I tried to explain what I study to a new friend in Bolivia, he laughed in my face. "An environmental studies major would die of hunger here," he snorted. It's true; the field of study...

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Faculty and students optimistic about changes within Environmental Studies major

Karah Kemmerly February 3, 2011

Though some have expressed frustrations with the limited courses within the environmental studies majors, students and faculty seem fairly optimistic for the future of the program. According to...

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