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International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

Lachlan Johnson

November 8, 2012

Coming to college means leaving one's family and friends, but for some students it means leaving one's culture, language and country behind as well. International students come to Whitman knowing they will be in a place where very few people share their background and experiences. Though nearly all international students end up staying at the college for...

‘Shooting Simone’ Breathes Life Into History

Sam Adler

November 8, 2012

Things were aflutter in Harper Joy Theatre last Sunday as thespians and crew members prepared for a dress rehearsal of the second non-instant play of the term. The play in question––"Shooting Simone" by Lynne Kauffman––runs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, and is to be the first big production of the year to make use of the Freimann Studio Theatre...

BIG ART Shines a Light on Student Artists

Emma Dahl

November 3, 2012

BIG ART is an upcoming event that will feature art, music and more from last year's issue of Whitman's art and literature magazine blue moon. While the event will feature the art, poetry and music of Whitman students, it's also a chance for the Walla Walla and Whitman communities to come together and...

Green Leaders to Install Dual-Flush Toilet System in Anderson

Green Leaders to Install Dual-Flush Toilet System in Anderson

Elise Tinseth

October 31, 2012

This winter break, campus Green Leaders hope to push one of the oldest buildings on campus toward a more sustainable future by installing dual-flush toilet systems in Anderson Hall. Modeled after a past project in the Reid Campus Center, the new project will change all flush systems in Anderson to a dual-flush system that saves water by flushing different...

New biology, chemistry professors help meet course demand, expand elective offerings

New biology, chemistry professors help meet course demand, expand elective offerings

Allison Bolgiano

April 19, 2012

The chemistry and biology departments have each added one new tenure track professor for the 2012-2013 academic year to diversify upper level offerings and to help meet the high demand for introductory courses. The addition of the new professors comes with changes in class sizes in the chemistr...

Whitman Model UN attends Los Angeles conference

Allison Bolgiano

April 18, 2012

Whitman's Model United Nations club will travel to Los Angeles from April 19 to April 22 for a crisis-focused conference hosted by Model United Nations at the University of California, Los Angeles. The conference in Los Angeles comes with a high price tag for the club and ASWC at a granted request...

Whitman class of 2016 receives fewest acceptances since 2006

Whitman class of 2016 receives fewest acceptances since 2006

amyhasson

April 12, 2012

In addition to handing out the lowest number of acceptances since 2006, Whitman College experienced a significant dip in applications. This year, 2,851 students applied for spots in the Whitman College Class of 2016, down 347 applicants from last year. The eight percent decline in applications fo...

White Bread: Aaron Bobrow-Strain talks food politics

White Bread: Aaron Bobrow-Strain talks food politics

Rachel Alexander

April 12, 2012

After five years of work, Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow-Strain has published a book entitled "White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf." Published on March 6, 2012, the book has been selected as one of Amazon.com's "Best Books" for March 2012, and was featured on NPR. It's...

Everett Maroon discusses ‘Bumbling into Body Hair’, gender transition

Everett Maroon discusses ‘Bumbling into Body Hair’, gender transition

Allison Bolgiano

April 12, 2012

The Pioneerrecently sat down with local author Everett Maroon, whose book "Bumbling into Body Hair: A Transsexual's Memoir" was published in March. It tells the story of Maroon's transition candidly and humorously. "Bumbling into Body Hair" was a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writer's Association's 2010 lit...

McCain talk opens door for moderate dialogue

Rachel Alexander

April 12, 2012

Meghan McCain, a self-described "black sheep of the Republican Party," addressed a group of several hundred Whitman community members on the evening of Wednesday, April 11. McCain spoke about the challenges of being a socially liberal, fiscally conservative woman in today's Republican Party. "I...

Waivers give injured athletes an extra year of play

Pamela London

April 12, 2012

For many Division III student-athletes, finishing up four years of college represents the end of an era: the end of long road trips and the day-to-day grind of being a serious athlete. But what happens when injury strikes and takes one of those years away? How would you feel about the end? At an academically...

ASWC must improve spaces for engagement

Blair Hanley Frank

April 12, 2012

ASWC faces a crisis of engagement. The Executive Council forum last week was attended by no more than 20 people (myself included). Given that members of the EC will sit on key college committees and can affect Whitman's direction for years to come, it was appalling to me to see so few people show up....

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