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Administration preps for fall swine flu risks

Administration preps for fall swine flu risks

Josh Goodman

September 3, 2009

With the start of the school year and the continuing spread of H1N1 influenza, also known as swine flu, Whitman's administration is urging students to take steps to prevent the spread of the virus. Students should "wash hands frequently or [use] hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol [and] avoid touch...

Q&A: Bridges reflects on the past four years

Alex Jeffers

May 18, 2009

The Pioneer: When did you arrive at Whitman? George Bridges: I arrived here in 2005. My first day on the job was July 1. P: So that was right before the class of 2009 came to campus? GB: Yes, they came in August and it all started. P: What do you think about the class of 2009, generally speaking? GB: I think the class of ...

Swine flu hits Washington

Swine flu hits Washington

Josh Goodman

April 30, 2009

View 2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak Map in a larger map Though an outbreak of swine flu in Washington State has not yet been confirmed, on the evening of Wednesday, April 29, the Washington State Department of Health announced the identification of six probable cases: three in Seattle, two in Snohomish County and one in nearby Spokane County. Whitman's administration is taking ste...

Trustees adopt proposal to reduce ski team to club

Andy Jobanek

April 30, 2009

Seven weeks after President George Bridges sent an e-mail to the Whitman community detailing the administration's plans to reduce Whitman's varsity ski programs to club sports, he sent another letter to the Whitman student body Tuesday, April 28 announcing the Board of Trustees' adoption of the proposed...

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