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New Study Suggests Positive Relationship Between Tenure and Apathy

Trevor Lewis, staff writer

March 10, 2016

While it has yet to be peer-reviewed, a groundbreaking new study from Georgetown University researchers points to a strong negative correlation between achieving tenure and caring about things. I reached out to Professor Gregory T. Phillips, lead researcher of the now famous tenure apathy study and...

Rock Bottom: Why is Whitman Not Financially Accessible?

Rock Bottom: Why is Whitman Not Financially Accessible?

Lachlan Johnson and Sarah Cornett

October 28, 2015

Whitman’s endowment is strong, and has grown significantly in recent years. So why does the college continue to struggle to provide access to middle- and low-income students?

Parents’ gifts crucial to growth

Parents' gifts crucial to growth

Hannah Aguirre-Clayshulte

October 18, 2012

Parents might not be immediately present while students are at college; however, parents are still more involved in the lives of students than sending care packages and paying tuition. Parents supply the momentum to keep the college striving for new heights. Maintaining a strong relationship with parent...

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