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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Majors as niche mythological gods

Samantha Fitts, Humor Editor May 4, 2023

There’s one thing I love in this world, and that’s knowing more about something than other people. The special interest I have chosen is mythology, and as such, I am now kin-assigning you to a god...

The greenhouse open house, which occurred on Feb. 7, was curated by biology students and professors with the intent to display the educational importance of the greenhouse. Photos by Amara Garibyan

Greenhouse opens house

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, the greenhouse located off the Hall of Science building opened its doors to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to take tours of the plant-filled space.  Two students working...

Major should not be chosen based on others’ wishes

Peggy Li February 5, 2015
Even if I were to study something practical like biology, then go on to medical school, and become a successful doctor at age 26, would that really make me any happier? Biology and medical school are notoriously difficult, and would be doubly challenging because I have no real interest in the field.

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.
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...

Illustration: Erika Zinser

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, 10 percent of the Whitman population, or 85 students according to Registrar Ron Urban, chooses to double major.

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

Shelly Le February 2, 2012
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Whitman faculty voted to split the Rhetoric and Media Studies Department into two new departments. This change is effective immediately.
Illustration: Kelly Douglas

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. At Whitman, the Student Engagement Center says it is worth it to invest in an undergraduate education.
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