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Anderson under quarantine: Tracing the campus’ first major outbreak

Alasdair Padman, Sean Gannon, and Emma Fletcher-Frazer February 13, 2021

On Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Whitman community received an urgent email from Peter Harvey, Chair of the Coronavirus Task Force: Anderson Hall had been put under quarantine after they detected nine positive...

Photos by Annie Means

Living in the dorms during a pandemic

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter April 30, 2020

When the Memorial Building clock tower strikes noon, the once bustling flow of students to Cleveland Commons for the lunchtime rush has now subsided to just a handful. While the days grow warmer and longer...

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer January 26, 2017

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and...

Illustration by Haley King

Resident Assistant Training

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director December 7, 2016

A lot is expected of Resident Assistants (RAs) at Whitman. They are confidants, leaders, and enforcers to their residents. To cope with these various pressures, the Residence Life office holds a ten-day...

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘Residence Life Shuts Down Camp Whitman’

February 13, 2014

Dear Whitman Pioneer, I wanted to express my thoughts about the article published entitled "Residence Life Shuts Down Camp Whitman," published in a recent edition of The Pio. While I understand it...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

Money a secondary concern when applying to be an RA

Rose Woodbury November 10, 2011

Resident Assistants get free room and board, but most students don't seem to be applying for the position primarily for the financial benefits. This year, 75 students applied to be RAs, a higher number...

‘Lady RA RA’ brings excitement to RA applications

Molly Johanson October 14, 2010

"RA RA Res-Life!"  This year's posters advertising resident assistant applications for 2011, which are due Friday, Oct. 15, are particularly eye-catching. "It was one of those 'aha!' moments,"...

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