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Phi Delta Theta, Sexual Violence Prevention reps look to the future

Phi Delta Theta, Sexual Violence Prevention reps look to the future

Ellen Ivens-Duran

May 5, 2016

In the weeks since Phi Delta Theta's social functions were suspended, confusion and misinformation has pervaded campus, concurrent with rising frustration about sexual violence,

Senior year provides new perspectives on Greek life

Martina Pansze

October 3, 2014

Within a few weeks of arriving to campus, first-years are faced with the decision of whether or not they want to go Greek. For many upperclassmen involved with men's and women's fraternities, however, the scene is much different than what they anticipated. Senior Zachary Gordy, a member of Tau Kappa...

Phi Delta Theta Installs New Solar Panels

Phi Delta Theta Installs New Solar Panels

Daniel Kim

April 17, 2014

Over spring break, junior Joseph Heegaard finished his three-year project of installing 14 solar panels on the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house, making Whitman's Phi Delta Theta house the second fraternity in the nation to have installed solar panels. The panels are Oregon-made and the entire sy...

Phi House Plans for Solar Panels

Phi House Plans for Solar Panels

Sam Grainger-Shuba

October 10, 2013

Even from abroad in Ecuador, junior Joe Heegaard has a plan for Whitman College's Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter. As former sustainability chair of Phi, he is spearheading a project to put solar panels on the roof of the fraternity's house. This project is designed to save energy and money for both the fraternit...

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Serena Runyan

April 25, 2013

The annual Choral Contest will take place this Friday, April 26, but the preparation for this event has stretched back months. The contest consists of separate contests among Greek groups, a capella groups and independently-organized unaffiliated students. For different groups, the contest means ...

Fraternity recruitment to switch to sorting hat

Fraternity recruitment to switch to sorting hat

Tristan Gavin

September 27, 2012

Despite notching another successful year of buying friends through the fraternity recruitment process, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) has moved to change the structure of recruitment for years to come. "The current system offers the first-years too much choice," said IFC Vice President Marshall Davis. "We want to take the variability of choice out of the equation."...

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