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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Edyn Parsell

What Will I Do With My Art Degree? Tracing the Intersections of Environmental Activism and the Arts

Anna Wellborn, Science & Environment Writer April 25, 2024

As we near the end of the semester, the dear seniors in true liberal arts fashion are left to wonder, “What am I going to do with my bachelor of arts?” According to 2023 statistics, nearly...

Whitties in the Wild: A new course in “Land, Water, Justice” brings students outside of the classroom

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

This past spring, Whitman College’s environmental studies department piloted a three-week long field study course in conjunction with anthropology and politics. The course traveled from the Wallowa Valley...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

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 community members to reflect on how environmentalism touches their lives.
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 at Whitman, which have saturated required biology classes and made it difficult for students to register for the courses they need to take.

Whitman community concerned about Koch-funded lecture

Emily Lin-Jones November 17, 2011
Conservative-allied Charles Koch Foundation recently funded a lecture series, creating mixed opinions from the Whitman community on accepting political funding.

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.
Credit: Markel Uriu

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 department.
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