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Philosophy Professor Hired

Maggie Chang, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In January 2018, Whitman will be receiving a new philosophy professor. Wenqing Zhao was among four candidates that traveled to Whitman to give teaching demonstrations and research presentations, and among about 80 of the original applicants. In the length of one academic year, a committee of professors...

Traditional Kettles are Better than Electric

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
January 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

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,...

Whitman’s Ethics Bowl team wins Ladenson Award

Lachlan Johnson
February 25, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Seven students traveled to Washington, D.C. last weekend to compete in the Ethics Bowl National Championship, a competition where students from across the nation face off to see who can have the most thoughtful conversation about modern ethical dilemmas.

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Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez
December 9, 2013
Filed under A&E, Circuit

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink of choice. Psychology: Gin and Tonic Unofficial research has shown that drinking this cla...

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Bill Landefeld
October 31, 2013
Filed under OPINION

Do you ever think about what you would say if a BBC news anchor interviewed you? Would you take the opportunity to talk about why you never vote, the growing income gap around the world, your former drug addiction and how lovely your interviewer's beard looks? Or would you simply answer the questi...

New lectures diversify Philosophy Department

Karah Kemmerly
February 2, 2012
Filed under NEWS

Like many at Whitman College, the philosophy department is working to diversify and expand its department. Visiting Johnston Professor of Philosophy Geoff Ashton, is bringing a new lecture series to campus. The series will consist of four lectures on various themes within Asian philosophy over t...

Tensions in Whitman’s liberal arts identity

Gary Wang
September 23, 2010
Filed under Columnists

Whitman is a liberal arts college.   According to the Whitman website, "Whitman is a nationally recognized, highly selective, residential liberal arts college. Since becoming a college in 1882, Whitman College has a history of graduating ethical, unpretentious leaders."   The first sentence is to recognize...

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