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Major should not be chosen based on others’ wishes

Peggy Li

February 5, 2015

Fifteen minutes into the conversation, my father asked me, "So what do you want to major in?" It was something I'd consistently avoided thinking about, toying with the idea of being a history or politics major, but ultimately not being able to reach a decision. Before the words "I'm not sure" could even...

Psychology Major Undergoes Changes

Daniel Kim

April 24, 2014

The psychology department at Whitman College will be implementing new changes to the requirements for a major in psychology. The changes, which will take place in the upcoming academic year, were a response to recommendations from an external review by psychology faculty from other institutions. "The...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez

December 9, 2013

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink of choice. Psychology: Gin and Tonic Unofficial research has shown that drinking this cla...

Students weigh costs of double majoring

Students weigh costs of double majoring

Molly Johanson

February 16, 2012

For many students, a liberal arts degree means majoring in one subject and taking a breadth of additional classes. However, 85 students are currently declared double majors. Because they need 76 of their 126 degree credits to work towards two separate majors, double majors are often limited in the amount ...

Rhetoric and Media studies split allows expansion of interdisciplinary courses, greater student specialization

Shelly Le

February 2, 2012

Josh Goodman contributed reporting. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Whitman faculty voted to split the Rhetoric and Media Studies Department into two new departments. The change is effective immediately. The new rhetoric studies department will offer two majors, a general rhetoric studies major and a po...

Bachelor’s degree provides foundation for future

Bachelor’s degree provides foundation for future

Susanna Bowers

November 3, 2011

We shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars and spend four years going to class, but does it really get us anything? Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter were all founded by college dropouts who have now become billionaires. Lately students (and financially shocked parents) have been questio...

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