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Conversations Held About Douglas Hall Tree

Conversations Held About Douglas Hall Tree

Georgia Lyon

April 14, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Concerns over structural safety vs. personal value of the Japanese maple tree in Douglas Hall has led to conversations about the future of the tree.

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Practice outpaces policy in sexual misconduct investigations

Lachlan Johnson

April 16, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

It has been over two months since ASWC passed a resolution calling for changes to Whitman's Sexual Misconduct Policy. While many of the resolution's suggestions have been adopted in practice, several remain unaddressed, and none have been formally added to college policy. Since 2011, the federal government...

Office of Admission prepares for Admitted Students Day

Christy Carley

April 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Hundreds of admitted students, both prospective and already committed, will be welcomed to Whitman this Saturday for Admitted Students Day 2015. The day will include opportunities for students to sample classes, tour the campus and attend various informations sessions. The month of April is crucial...

Juniors lead local Girl Scouts troop

Juniors lead local Girl Scouts troop

Jeremy Alexander

April 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The Walla Walla Valley has more girls who want to be Girl Scouts than they have troop leaders. To fill the gap and give local girls the chance to be scouts, four Whitman students have stepped up to lead a Girl Scouts troop for local children. Juniors Brooke Bessen, Nicole Hodgkinson, Nina Henelsmith a...

Browning Out: Summer job hunt

Callie Brown

April 16, 2015


Filed under Humor

Spring is rapidly approaching, and we all know what that means: Summer is just around the corner. And again, we all know what that means: You had better find yourself a job, you lazy asshole. Personally, I had the nice experience of applying for a whole multitude of jobs when I was home over spring break....

Jackpage: Note found!

Jack Swain

April 16, 2015


Filed under Humor

The other day, I found a crumpled letter in a wastepaper basket. What was I doing snooping through the garbage? An ordinary person might think it unusual to browse through trash cans, but I find it actually quite worthwhile. You really can get to know someone by searching through their trash. I'm seri...

Inside the financial aid machine

Inside the financial aid machine

Lachlan Johnson

November 13, 2014


Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Financial aid was among the top concerns at the Board of Trustees' meeting this past week. National financial aid expert Sandy Baum presented to the board, faculty and select staff and students to help place Whitman's current challenges in a national context. Whitman ranked last on a list measuring socio-eco...

College adviser to visit campus, discuss FGWC experiences

College adviser to visit campus, discuss FGWC experiences

Lane Barton

November 13, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In an effort to continue discussions concerning accessibility and support for first generation and working class (FGWC) students, Whitman College will bring guest speaker Vicki Madden to campus on Nov. 17 and 18. As an instructor in New York public schools and a previous FGWC student at Barnard College, Madden has advised many FGWC students considering wh...

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Audrey Kelly

November 13, 2014


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Though it looks like a box and is equivalent in size to perhaps the crate of a large Beagle, it is much more sophisticated than a home for a dog. It has a clear lid and, inside, a grid that looks somewhat like a cookie cooling-rack. To those not trained in the arts of Photoshop and the latest technology...

‘Interstellar’

‘Interstellar’

Nathan Fisher

November 13, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. I am a huge fan of movies that explore the final frontier: space. My voyages to unknown worlds in "Star Trek" and going to infinity and beyond in "2001: A Space Odyssey" (or maybe that was "Toy Story") left me chomping at the bit for Christopher Nolan's newest film, "Interstellar."" Nola...

Voices of the Community // Issue 10

Voices of the Community // Issue 10

Denali Elliot

November 13, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Voices of the Community

Do you read the Pio? Photographer Denali Elliott takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Nathan Fisher

April 17, 2014


Filed under A&E

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...

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