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Faculty Reflect on Past College Presidents

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...

Louis Perry to be Remembered

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...

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

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...

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Illustration by Luke Hampton
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...

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

Credit: Cade Beck
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...

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

November 3, 2011

Disclaimer: The name of the student charged with these offenses was removed from this article on Oct. 22, 2020 and replaced with "Philip Forest." The original charges were vacated from his record five...

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

November 3, 2011

Disclaimer: The name of the student charged with these offenses was removed from this article on Oct. 22, 2020 and replaced with "Philip Forest." The original charges were vacated from his record five...

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