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Köln and Kindergarten: Possibilities for a future in Germany

Karah Kemmerly

October 21, 2012

Last night I got back from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fall orientation in Köln, and today I feel as if  I've seen the future. Not the clear sort of future you might see in a crystal ball or through time travel- especially because time travel terrifies me- but a glimpse of the...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

September 29, 2011

$135,000 Median amount of debt with which the average student attending private medical school graduates. $1,761 Monthly payment on a debt of $150,000 at the end of a medical student's residency at an interest rate of 2.8 percent. 80 The average hours a resident works in a week. $186,...

Liberal arts education valuable for pre-professional students

Sam Chapman

September 29, 2011

Most larger universities, such as the University of Washington, have moved toward the trend of offering pre-professional majors, but Whitman is just one of the many liberal arts colleges across the nation that have remained committed to not bringing pre-professional majors to their campuses. Pre-professional...

Students in the arts face contemporary MFA debate

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Kate Robinette

April 25, 2011

Many Whitman College students live with the expectation that they will do whatever they can to earn the 'terminal degree' in their field. Whitman seniors pursuing careers in the arts, however, must face the more complex realities within their fields in deciding whether and when to go on to graduate ...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Graduate School Grief’

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2009

Dear Editor, I'd like to clarify some of the information written in the Pio article titled, "Graduate School Grief" on the front page of the Thursday, Dec. 3, issue. When I spoke with the author of the article at the Student Engagement Center on Wednesday, Dec. 2, I was told that this article was bein...

Students, ASWC seek additional graduate school advising from Whitman

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Galen Bernard

December 3, 2009

Seniors applying to graduate schools and juniors beginning to consider their options have discovered that Whitman provides limited support for students trying to determine which school has the research focus and personality to be a fit, or whether to go at all. "I don't even know why you'd go to ...

College Fair supports students looking for life after college

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Eric Nickeson-Mendheim

October 29, 2009

Over thirty graduate schools attended Whitman's eighth annual grad school fair this past Tuesday, Oct. 27. The schools attended to recruit potential applicants and give students a first hand look at the rigorous application process. "With the economy, it's definitely getting harder to get into gra...

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