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Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Karah Kemmerly

May 21, 2012

An audience of friends and family members watched as Whitman seniors made the transition from students to alumni at the 126th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Faculty members and members of the class of 1962, who celebrated their fiftieth reunion during commencement weekend, made their procession...

SEC fosters student-alumni ties through social media

Illustration: Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

Emily Lin-Jones

February 23, 2012

Today's increasingly competitive job market can present a pretty intimidating challenge to the newly graduated or soon-to-graduate Whitman student, and many soon discover that networking is vital. That's why the Student Engagement Center is currently looking for ways to connect more students to alumni throu...

ASWC President Matt Dittrich addresses challenges, goals

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Shelly Le

January 26, 2012

ASWC will be reconvening next week to govern over the Spring 2012 student body. The Pioneer had the opportunity to speak with ASWC President Matt Dittrich about challenges his administration has faced this year and what he expects to accomplish this semester. The Pioneer:   Last year, when you...

Admissions switch to need-sensitive provokes concerns

Illustrators: Julie Peterson

Allison Work

November 10, 2011

Recently, students have been raising concerns regarding the switch in the admissions policy from need-blind to need-sensitive admission. At an ASWC town hall meeting Oct. 24 and in comments since then, students have discussed the policy, especially in terms of its effect on the diversity and the m...

ASWC promises feasible changes, greater student representation

illustration: MaryAnne Bowen


September 15, 2011

Junior Maggie Appleton, vice president of ASWC, says that student government is "not looking to reform a broken system." But that doesn't mean ASWC isn't looking to make some significant changes this year. Senior Matt Dittrich, president, outlines a main goal: "I've been working with [Whitman President...

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