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Staying sober at Whitman

Lena Friedman, News Reporter November 5, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 25, Professor of Geology Pat Spencer led a Continuing the Conversation discussion about some of the challenges accompanying addiction and sobriety. Spencer is a co-founder of the Sober...

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Balof is Next Faculty Chair

Kate Grumbles, News Editor November 14, 2017

Barry Balof, Associate Professor of Mathematics, will take over as Faculty Chair starting July 1 replacing current chair Professor Melissa Clearfield. The term lasts for three years and allows the...

Global Studies Initiative On Hold for 2016-17

October 28, 2015
The status of Whitman’s Global Studies Initiative in 2016-17 is uncertain after Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Pat Spencer officially announced on Oct. 21 that faculty would not receive course releases for participating in certain parts of the initiative during this time.

Whitman Debate Team suspended for minimum 2 years

Aleida Fernandez April 9, 2015

**The investigation into the suspension of the Whitman Debate Team is ongoing. The Pioneer will report more information as it becomes available. Following the recent cancellation of the Policy Debate...

Policy Debate Team Season Canceled Following Policy Violation

Aleida Fernandez March 22, 2015

On Monday, March 16, Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer notified students, staff and faculty via email that the Whitman College Policy Debate Team's 2014-2015 season would be canceled. The cancellation...

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

Natalie Berg November 20, 2014

ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman's 12 comparison colleges, in response to students' desire to become more involved in the...

Senior Molly Johansen shows her white ink tattoo. Photos by Goard.

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Sarah Cornett April 1, 2014

Buddhist symbols hidden in white ink. A professor's passion inscribed on his inner arm. An ancient symbol of symmetry and harmony. The Whitman community––the faculty, staff and students that live...

Ellen Bishop pens field guide to Northwest geology

Molly Johanson February 9, 2012

"Every rock's got a story. [Geology is a] way of telling a story about the earth," said Visiting Assisting Professor of Environmental Studies and Geology Ellen Bishop. Bishop's upcoming book "Field...

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