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Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Nathan Fisher

April 17, 2014

Whitman College professors have lives outside of the Whitman campus and classroom, right? Well, I decided it would be interesting to assume they did, and I took the bold step of seeking out a handful of Whitman intellectuals to see what movies they enjoyed and why. Even though I was a bit disappointed...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

Andy Monserud

April 17, 2014

Last week, the Office of Communications announced that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has been selected as this year's commencement speaker.  Jewell, the former CEO of R.E.I., will address commencement attendees on May 25. Jewell, a former Seattle resident, left her position at R.E....

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Sam Grainger-Shuba

April 10, 2014

By the start of the 2015-2016 school year, Whitman will inaugurate its 14th president. The college is about to begin the search for President George Bridges's successor with the newly formed search committee. The presidential search committee pursues potential candidates for the presidency and then provides a recommendation to the Board...

Faculty Reflect on Past College Presidents

Lane Barton

April 10, 2014

This article was co-authored by Drew Edmonds. In 2015, Whitman College will say farewell to President George Bridges and welcome the 14th member of a long line of college presidents. When looking at the legacies of past presidents, it's clear that Bridges's successor will arrive on campus to a scene much ...

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Ben Caldwell

April 10, 2014

The moment that President Bridges announced his imminent resignation in February, wheels were set in motion to find his successor. The search will be nationwide and exhaustive, and it will require hard work, expertise and months of dedicated service from those chosen to serve on the presidential search committe...

Whitman’s Yearly Tuition Increase Lowest in Decade

Emily Lin-Jones

March 20, 2014

The Board of Trustees have set tuition to $44,440 for the 2014-2015 academic year, a 2.9 percent increase from last year. Room and board costs and the Associated Students of Whitman College fee were also raised to $11,228 and $360 respectively, according to an email President George Bridges sent out...

President Bridges to Step Down Next Year

Emily Lin-Jones

February 27, 2014

President George Bridges announced he will step down from his position at the end of the next academic year in an email sent out to the student body on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Bridges, formerly a sociology professor and associate dean at University of Washington, was appointed as Whitman College's president by the Board of Trustees in 2005. Accordin...

New Whitman Commercials Draw on Filmmaking Students’ Talents

New Whitman Commercials Draw on Filmmaking Students’ Talents

Emma Dahl

February 20, 2014

    This upcoming Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. a group of approximately 150 students will gather to help film a new commercial promoting Whitman's small and personal community. Several groups of Advanced Film Making students have been commissioned by President George Bridg...

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn to Step Down as Dean of Faculty and Provost

Sam Grainger-Shuba

November 25, 2013

June 30, 2014 will mark Dean of the Faculty and Provost Timothy Kaufman-Osborn's last day in his current administrative position. Kaufman-Osborn will be taking a year-long sabbatical and plans to return to the college in some capacity in the fall of 2015. Kaufman-Osborn, known within the Whitman...

Debate Team Moves Forward Amidst Disagreements About Supervision and Policy

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the third in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part one examines the debate team's culture, including accusations mad...

Whitman Sets Lowest Tuition Increase in a Decade

Emily Lin-Jones

April 11, 2013

Whitman recently sent out letters to parents, announcing that tuition is set for $43,150 for the 2013-2014 academic year. This marks an increase of 3.25 percent, the lowest increase in the past decade, down from last year's increase of 4 percent. This increase is consistent with tuition increases...

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

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 ...

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