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Pay by Credit Policy Change Rankles Students

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017

Whitman College faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the College’s pay by credit policy. As of this year, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up to eight credits, twice as many as the four credits required next year. A working group consisting of faculty, staff...

The Unanswered Questions of the Second Presidential Debate

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

October 20, 2016

The second presidential debate that aired last Sunday featured a smorgasbord of substantive policy discussions and comments by both candidates that will be cited heavily in the forthcoming history books on the implosion of American democracy. The debate was loosely structured as a town hall, where everyday Amer...

Safety comes first, but policies remain unclear for alcohol, marijuana

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Lachlan Johnson

September 18, 2014

This summer Washington residents had their first opportunity to buy legal marijuana from retailers throughout the state. While students over the age of 21 can now legally smoke inside private residences, Whitman College's policy towards marijuana remains unchanged. The college's official policy makes...

Rising Latino population must engage with politics, business

April 19, 2012

This column was contributed by Adam Delgado '12 As Latinos emerge as a growing economic and political force in the United States, we must also examine how the rise of Latino populations across the nation will affect the progress and future of our own communities. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Lati...

Bookstore Institutes Temporary Bag-Check Policy

Joe Volpert

September 16, 2010

The Whitman College Bookstore initiated a temporary bag-check policy for the first week of the semester in order to prevent theft.   Students were asked to leave their bags outside the bookstore prior to entering. "It was one less thing we had to worry about," said Douglas Carlsen, director of the...

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