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Professors care about Whitman, so why doesn’t the administration care about them?

Hailey Livingston , Columnist February 24, 2022

Around this time last year, Whitman released the Financial Sustainability Review (FSR), stoking student and alumni outrage. To give a brief summary, the FSR cut money from the arts and humanities programs...

Four Day isn’t the break we deserve

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor October 8, 2020

 I am — quite literally — the only person I know who did not have an exam, paper or project due at the end of Four Day. Even then, I was still working my ass off; like many students, I have several...

Photos by Dana Kendrick

Whitman professors adapt to online learning

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 10, 2020

The faculty and staff of Whitman College spent spring break preparing for the transition to online learning forced by the global outbreak of COVID-19. One of the core features of Whitman and other liberal...

What Some Professors Do on 3-Day Weekends

Rebecca Gluck, Candle Designer March 2, 2017

The three-day break last weekend gave students and professors a chance to relax, work on schoolwork and experiment with potent forms of recreational drugs. Among the professors who chose the latter option,...

Professors Say Goodbye

Sara Platnik May 17, 2016

Paul Yancey Number of years at Whitman: 35 Department: Biology Plans for next year: Yancey will be doing an SCP phase out program, so he is not technically retiring, but instead will be working...

Whitman Faculty, Staff Members Receive Recognition

Josephine Adamski March 6, 2014

Whitman professors, faculty and staff are often honored for their hard work throughout the year. Usually their accomplishments are known to their colleagues and students, but they may not be acknowledged...

The Secret Lives of Professors

The Secret Lives of Professors

Karah Kemmerly September 19, 2013

Find out what some of your professors do when they're not teaching classes. The Pioneer interviews artist professors, visiting professors and the 2013 winner of the Alumni Association Faculty Award for...

Piano Professor’s Departure Upsets Music Students

Sarah Cornett November 15, 2012

In the past three years, the Whitman music department has undergone monumental shifts in its faculty, both tenure-track and temporary. After a recent decision to not rehire highly esteemed piano specialist...

Fine arts departments welcome new professors

Mallory Martin September 13, 2012

The performing arts around campus just got a facelift with three new professors joining the Whitman team. Coming to us from around the country and the world, these gentlemen will have plenty to contribute...

Illustration: Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

New biology, chemistry professors help meet course demand, expand elective offerings

Allison Bolgiano April 19, 2012

The chemistry and biology departments have each added one new tenure track professor for the 2012-2013 academic year to diversify upper level offerings and to help meet the high demand for introductory...

Professors Personal Libraries

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Alyssa Fairbanks March 28, 2012

Questions: 1. What are your top five favorite books of all time? 2. What was the most life-changing book you read while in college or at grad school? Why? 3. What is a book that you are eager to...

Outgoing professors explore personal projects and changing college dynamics

Taneeka Hansen May 16, 2011

Whitman students will notice eight missing faces in the faculty when they come back in the fall. Two professors will leave Whitman to pursue projects and teach elsewhere. Six more faculty members will...

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