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Scents of the different majors

Illustration by Isabella Buchter

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

May 8, 2020

Biology – Formaldehyde and mitochondria  This is pretty self-explanatory; STEM majors out there will understand. These committed individuals exude the scents of the two things that they are most passionate about: formaldehyde and mitochondria. Catch any Bio major leaving a lab and hints of this un...

Pre-professional Majors, Liberal Arts Model in Conflict

Infographic by Julie Peterson

Drew Edmonds

April 17, 2014

This article was co-authored by Ben Caldwell. The liberal arts model of education is a hallmark of Whitman's identity, but recently the value of a multidisciplinary, less career-oriented liberal arts education has come into question. In recent years, faculty and students have discussed the pros and cons of ent...

A Major Choice: Whitman’s Diverse Academics

A Major Choice: Whitman's Diverse Academics

Lachlan Johnson

August 29, 2013

"What are you majoring in?" After "What's your name?" and "Where are you from?" this is one of the most common questions overheard in the hallways of a first-year residence hall, in classrooms of introductory courses or as students stroll together across Ankeny Field. When you step on campus as a first-year, people w...

Whitman Inequality Map

Illustration: Eddy Vazquez

Dana Thompson

December 1, 2011

When I'm walking around campus, I've got prospies coming up to me, saying, "You have so many different kinds of inequality on campus. How can I tell which are socially acceptable and which are not?" Well, I am always here to help prospies (and to awkwardly stare at those touring groups on my way to cl...

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