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Whitman changes pay-by-credit policy

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017

Whitman college faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the college’s pay by credit policy. This change will go into effect next year. Currently, second semester seniors who petition to pay by credit can take up to eight credits. With the new policy change, the maximum decre...

Senior artists prepare theses

April 21, 2016

The senior art majors’ individual art projects will be presented in Sheehan Gallery starting on April 22, to be seen by the public and critiqued by the art department.

Required Attendance at Commencement Creates Conflicts for Seniors

Required Attendance at Commencement Creates Conflicts for Seniors

North Bennett, News Writer

March 3, 2016

Seniors are required to attend commencement to receive their diploma, barring an exemption. This still can create scheduling conflicts for seniors.

Senior Thesis Profiles

Natalie Berg

May 18, 2015

Many seniors have spent this year researching and writing theses in their major. The Pioneer spoke to three of these seniors about their projects. Nate Higby - Sociology The Pioneer: Tell me about the subject of your sociology thesis. Nate Higby: My thesis is looking at the relationship betwe...

Seniors seek to secure careers

Jeremy Alexander

April 9, 2015

Full-time employment is a challenge for many students, but a few lucky seniors in this year's graduating class have already secured prestigious jobs. Most Whitman graduates move to Seattle, Portland or the San Francisco Bay Area regardless of employment status. Finding full-time employment can be...

Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

Audrey Kelly

February 5, 2015

If one is to leave Whitman College to be a salmon fisher, why write an extensive thesis utilizing current theory to analyze sociological phenomena? It is not unheard of for Whitman students to go from being grilled by a panel of experts in the field of geology in April to foaming milk for the perfect...

Senior Survey

Abby Seethoff

December 22, 2014

The members of the senior delegation ponder their roles on ASWC, their impending graduations, and their olfactory preferences. Tim Reed Major: Philosophy Favorite Smell: Lodgepole pines in the Sierra Nevada Dream spring break location: Skiing in Canada What he hopes to accomplish with ...

Senior year provides new perspectives on Greek life

Martina Pansze

October 3, 2014

Within a few weeks of arriving to campus, first-years are faced with the decision of whether or not they want to go Greek. For many upperclassmen involved with men's and women's fraternities, however, the scene is much different than what they anticipated. Senior Zachary Gordy, a member of Tau Kappa...

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Melina Hughes

February 27, 2014

I am a senior. It is second semester. This means long days and longer nights of sitting in my room, the library or the basement of Reid, drinking too much coffee and pouring over notes for writtens, orals and the most dreaded thesis. It being February, I was prepared for the dark and cold days to help drive and keep me inside, focused and st...

Off-Campus Houses Given Names for Both Obvious Characteristics, Inside Humor

Off-Campus Houses Given Names for Both Obvious Characteristics, Inside Humor

Emily Williams

February 21, 2013

Whitman is a college with colorfully named houses. Sometimes those house names are based on inside jokes, puns and strange intricacies about the house. Other times, the reason for the name is staring the viewer right in the face. Many house names change with the residents, but other names are founded...

Students face lack of real-world opportunities to pursue passion for dance outside workplace

Students face lack of real-world opportunities to pursue passion for dance outside workplace

Kate Robinette

May 16, 2011

Aside from a few brave, talented and dedicated idealists, there are not many Whitties who plan to seek careers in the arts. However, this is not for lack of passion. Many students spend countless hours each semester holed up in music building practice rooms, in Fouts with charcoal smudges on their faces,...

Students in the arts face contemporary MFA debate

Students in the arts face contemporary MFA debate

Kate Robinette

April 25, 2011

Many Whitman College students live with the expectation that they will do whatever they can to earn the 'terminal degree' in their field. Whitman seniors pursuing careers in the arts, however, must face the more complex realities within their fields in deciding whether and when to go on to graduate ...

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