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Traditional Kettles are Better than Electric

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

January 26, 2017

We find ourselves at the start of a deep and gloomy winter, one in which a barely perceptible cold front is passing through our most marginalized communities and many of us are in need of some warmth. So we open our tea drawers, the divine aromas of places untouched by our problems—Nok Cha, Dian Hong,...

Bon App offers new “taste of Pyongyang” option at Reid Dinner

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor

December 8, 2016

In a move to emphasize Whitman’s commitment to cultural inclusion on campus, Bon App will now be offering a new “taste of Pyongyang” option at Reid Coffeehouse. Whitman College prides itself on offering a culturally rich and extensive range of foods, so it was only a matter of time until the No...

Whitman Student Security Wins Best New Job of 2016

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor

December 1, 2016

It’s official. Just last week, Forbes released its most recent installment of the best new jobs of 2016, and Whitman’s student security position was crowned supreme. In unprecedented fashion, Whitman security positions rank number one in every relevant category, edging out both software developer an...

New Disinterest House to Open

Clara Wheeler, staff writer

October 9, 2016

In recent years, the Interest House Community has felt an absence in their ranks. “Some students simply do not care about anything,” said IHC Resident Director Jean Nye. “In a way, isn’t a complete lack of interest its own kind of passion?” This emptiness will be filled by the new Disinterest House, ...

SEC/Provost Partnership Ushers in New Academic Era

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

October 9, 2016

At the most recent faculty meeting, it was decided that the office of Student Engagement will no longer report directly to the Dean of Student Affairs, but rather the Dean of Faculty. The Dean of  Faculty is also known as the Provost or the Chief Academic Officer, and he is responsible for the directi...

Office of Admission Looks for New Director

Office of Admission Looks for New Director

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

February 7, 2013

Just like the Office of Admission looks beyond GPAs and SATs to perceive how students will thrive at Whitman, it also takes time to evaluate candidates for a new director of admission beyond their resumes. The director of admission trains and supervises admission officers, works with other departments...

Fine arts departments welcome new professors

Mallory Martin

September 13, 2012

The performing arts around campus just got a facelift with three new professors joining the Whitman team. Coming to us from around the country and the world, these gentlemen will have plenty to contribute to the campus. Alumnus Jimmy Maize '02, recipient of the Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni in...

New KWCW general manager aims for conceptual change to station

Daria Reaven '12, the new KWCW manager, speaks with Taneeka Hansen about Reaven's plans for the student-run radio station's future.  Photo Credit:  Marin Axtell

Taneeka Hansen

April 26, 2011

Junior Daria Reaven has been a music director with KWCW for two years, and also has her own program. She is taking over the role of the station's general manager for the upcoming academic year. Where did the collaboration with blue moon start? Basically, it's this idea that blue moon and KW...

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