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George Bridges named next president of Evergreen

Emily Lin-Jones

March 16, 2015

The Evergreen State College's Board of Trustees announced today that George Bridges will assume the presidency of the college, starting Oct. 1 of this year. Bridges announced last spring that he would be stepping down from his position at Whitman, and in January he was named as a finalist in Evergreen's open search for a new president. "I'm very excited about...

Bridges Picks ‘Reservation Blues’ for Summer Reading

Andy Monserud

April 10, 2014

Another in a series of "lasts" for President George Bridges came over spring break, when the Whitman Office of Communications announced his choice for this year's summer reading, "Reservation Blues" by Sherman Alexie. The office also announced that Alexie will visit campus on October 1 and 2 to give...

Divest Whitman Hopes Personal Letters Lead to Public Response

Divest Whitman Hopes Personal Letters Lead to Public Response

Lane Barton

February 6, 2014

When dialogue does not produce a desired result, the written word can be a successful alternative. Such is the hope of the members of Divest Whitman, who have been delivering letters written by alumni and current students to President George Bridges  that argue for public declaration in support of divestment from the Whitman ...

President Bridges talks goals, challenges in annual ‘State of the College’ address

Rachel Alexander

October 18, 2012

President Bridges addressed staff, faculty and select students in a State of the College address given on Friday, Oct. 12. While the President has in the past given some form of an annual report to the college's staff and faculty, this is the first year that a formal State of the College address has...

David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens

David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens

Lachlan Johnson

October 18, 2012

Political commentator and writer David Brooks spoke to a large audience in Cordiner Hall on Monday, Oct. 15, addressing American political culture and the narrative surrounding the candidates in the 2012 presidential election. The speech was followed by a brief question and answer session moderated by...

Letter to the editor: Appreciation for Alberto G. Support

March 1, 2012

To the Editor, As students who advocated further review of Professor Alberto G.'s* tenure application, we would like commend The Pioneer for its thoughtful and accurate coverage. In particular, we found the Editorial Board's critique of student evaluations timely and stimulating. We also thank th...

ID crime hits campus: Whitman student suspected of identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

Police arrested a Whitman student the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, for allegedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain swipe access to a number of restricted areas. Senior Simon Van Neste is accused of second-degree identity theft and second-degree burglary and was detained for four...

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

This article was co-authored by Patricia Vanderbilt. On the Whitman campus, Whitman ID cards are both credit card and key. One swipe allows access to dorms and other campus buildings, authorizes purchases to a student account, charges meals or flex dollars from a Bon Appétit meal plan and checks...

Student arrested for identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le

October 28, 2011

Early Thursday morning, Oct. 27, the Walla Walla Police Department arrested a Whitman College student for supposedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain access to areas with restricted swipe access. Senior Simon Van Neste is currently being held in the Walla Walla county jail under...

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