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Putting Down Your Smartphone

India Flinchum, Columnist

September 10, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Social media can be a temporary distraction, but its long-term effects are shocking; they’re what ultimately turned me away from excessive social media use towards infrequent and unreliable social media engagement. I deleted my Instagram account this summer and have, quite honestly, only regretted it ...

Love Letters in the Digital Age

Andrew Schwartz

November 17, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The research of Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning on the use of written love letters in modern times has gotten some broader attention after a lecture at the University of St. Thomas and an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Janning’s work, which focuses on the correlation between gender...

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Audrey Kelly

November 13, 2014


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Though it looks like a box and is equivalent in size to perhaps the crate of a large Beagle, it is much more sophisticated than a home for a dog. It has a clear lid and, inside, a grid that looks somewhat like a cookie cooling-rack. To those not trained in the arts of Photoshop and the latest technology...

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Andy Monserud

May 15, 2014


Filed under Circuit, NEWS

By the time they move their tassels, many Whitman seniors-turned-graduates will have already determined what they will be doing once they leave Walla Walla. The Pioneer spoke with three students about their future plans and where life after Whitman will take them.  Jeremy Schofield "I'll be going to Yale Uni...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Helen Angell

March 13, 2014


Filed under NEWS

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty's ongoing professional development and provides num...

David Nord Award Winners Announced

David Nord Award Winners Announced

Hannah Bartman

November 14, 2013


Filed under NEWS

The 18th-annual David Nord Award was presented to seniors Ben Roberson and Sean Mulloy in late October. The award is presented to students who propose a project in relation to GLBTQ issues and cumulatively provides them with $2,500 to conduct their research. Roberson is focusing his project on an electronic...

Alumna Connects Whitties to Roman Archaeology Opportunity

Alumna Connects Whitties to Roman Archaeology Opportunity

Marie von Hafften

September 15, 2013


Filed under NEWS

This article was contributed by alumna Marie von Hafften '13. As dawn broke every morning this summer, alumna Emily Hanscam '12 tucked the end of her braid back up at the nape of her neck and slipped on her work gloves. By lunchtime, she would be blanketed with powdery dirt and winking, stealing sip...

Gun Violence Research Requires Parity to Avoid Hypocrisy

Blair Hanley Frank

February 7, 2013


Filed under OPINION

In the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown, it seems there's one thing almost everyone in Washington can agree on: We need more research into the effects of violent video games. National Rifle Association representative Wayne LaPierre targeted games in his bizarre post-Newtown rant, and President...

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