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All campus statues to be retrofitted with speakers that endlessly blast “Business to Learn”

All campus statues to be retrofitted with speakers that endlessly blast “Business to Learn”

Anthony Reale, Corbin Bleu Impersonator

September 28, 2018

President Kathyannabellemonroegeorgiajohnnabetherine Murré’s tenure as leader of the College has hit its fourth year, marking a significant moment in the College’s history.  Every time a new president hits their fourth year in office, they are required by the Sweet Onion Blue Mountain Missionary...

ASWC Gears up for Elections

ASWC Gears up for Elections

Rylee Neville

March 30, 2018

As most of Whitman returns from spring break, students running for Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) positions are gearing up for election season. The candidates responded to questions involving their campaigns by email over break. Campaigning for Executive Council positions will begin on March ...

ASWC President on Campus Free Speech

ASWC President on Campus Free Speech

Erin Lopez, News Reporter

October 30, 2017

On October 27, Wire Reporter Erin Lopez sat down with ASWC’s President AnnaMarie McCorvie ‘18 to discuss free speech on campus. What follows is a partial transcript from that conversation. Head to https://whitmanwire.com/ to listen to the full interview. The following transcript has been edited for cl...

Sean Spicer Returns Home, Dignity Intact

Anthony Reale, Mitchell's BFF

February 16, 2017

Last weekend, White House Press Secretariat Sean Spicer returned home for the first time in weeks. After being constantly on call for President Trunk for nearly a month, Spicer had a chance to kiss his wife and children, and pull his JCPenney loafers off, exposing the fungus hellscape inside. Desp...

The Allure of a Clear Mind

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

February 9, 2017

Maybe the defining symbol of the 21st century is television static. A random pattern of flickering dots superimposed onto an image, except imagine that the image is your personal reality and the flickering dots are pieces of information that don’t fit neatly into, and in some cases conflict with,...

Storied history of well-meaning presidents continues

Trevor Lewis, Humor Writer

November 17, 2016

It’s official. On Jan. 20, 2017, a genuinely awful person will be sworn into the highest office in the land for the first time. I’m terrified and distraught. Luckily we have voices in the political community to rely on in times of tumult:   “I can’t think of a time our country has been more divid...

Trump Manipulates Evangelicals

Sean Hannah, Columnist

April 21, 2016

Evangelical Christianity emphasizes love and a mission to spread the word of God, so it is blatantly ironic that Trump’s supporters are so ready to accept his proposed laws that limit Mexican and Muslim Immigration.

Murray first sitting president to attend ASWC meeting in over a decade

Ellen Ivens-Duran

December 10, 2015

President Murray becomes the first sitting president in over a decade to speak at an ASWC meeting.

The Candidate Latinos Want

Jose Coronado, Columnist

October 22, 2015

According to Pew Research, 11 percent of the national eligible voters are Latinos. As elections come close, candidates will inevitably try to lure in Latino voters with promises. Bernie Sanders has promised immigration reform that would legalize 11 million illegal immigrants. Other candidates like Dona...

President Murray Speaks on Politics, Plans

President Murray Speaks on Politics, Plans

September 10, 2015

Last week, The Pioneer had the chance to sit down with President Murray and ask her several questions about her plans for the coming semester and her position on several political issues of interest to students.

14th President Murray will lead college into next phase

14th President Murray will lead college into next phase

Emily Lin-Jones

November 20, 2014

Lachlan Johnson contributed reporting. Last Thursday the Presidential Search Committee named Kathleen Murray, currently provost and dean of faculty at Macalester College, as Whitman's 14th president. Murray's selection was the culmination of a months-long nationwide search that involved a committee of tru...

Childhood Friend of the President


April 29, 2014

Hearing first-hand stories about how famous adults acted as children and teenagers is always fun. I recently got such an account about a former Brazilian president. Let me explain. On the way from João Pesso to Olinda, Mike and I hopped an alternativo, or unregistered cab. The owner of our host...

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