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Faculty Reflect on Past College Presidents

Lane Barton

April 10, 2014

This article was co-authored by Drew Edmonds. In 2015, Whitman College will say farewell to President George Bridges and welcome the 14th member of a long line of college presidents. When looking at the legacies of past presidents, it's clear that Bridges's successor will arrive on campus to a scene much ...

Louis Perry to be Remembered

Sam Grainger-Shuba

October 17, 2013

Louis Perry, Whitman's eighth president, passed away at age 95 in Washington Odd Fellow's Home on Sept. 8, 2013. "[Former] President Perry was one of the most gracious, dignified and thoughtful persons I have ever met. When my wife Kari [Tupper] and I arrived at Whitman, he and his wife welcomed us...

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

Shelly Le

May 18, 2013

Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson's decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our reporting included dozens of interviews, both on and off the record, with current debate students, ad...

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Nathan Fisher

April 11, 2013

For almost two years I've had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio––Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking that I would have to work and write a real article, I was shocked to see an email from my editor asking me to look into a ...

‘Now is the Time’ campaign to begin new era of fundraising

‘Now is the Time’ campaign to begin new era of fundraising

Allison Work

December 1, 2011

On Friday, Nov. 18, Whitman announced the start of its "Now is the Time" campaign at a dinner for Trustees, alumni and friends of the college in Seattle, WA, kicking off the public phase of a new fundraising endeavor for the college. "It is unusual for a college to go as long as Whitman has gone without...

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...

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