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Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The word “disability” conjures up a multitude of subsequent phrases and ideas, most of which are limited to the framework within which disability has been talked about. Our own campus is home to a variety of students who identify as having some kind of disability — even if we seldom hear of it. ...

Visiting Professors Enrich the Whitman Community

Visiting Professors Enrich the Whitman Community

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

When Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Gender Studies Eva Hoffmann was growing up, she never imagined she would someday end up in small-town Walla Walla. Her path has taken her all the way from Germany to New York to Oregon and finally just this last year, to Whitman College. While their...

Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people made a Facebook group for the people that were staying and I’d say it’s about 20 to 30 that...

Whitman Undergraduate Conference prepares for 20th edition

Chris Hankin, News Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On Tues., April 10, Whitman will hold the annual Undergraduate Conference (WUC), showcasing student research and scholarship from all three divisions. The 2018 edition is especially significant, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the first WUC. In that time, over 3000 students have participated. Tom...

Janning on Happiness

Janning on Happiness

Rhône Grajcar, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning will be giving a talk at the Walla Walla Public Library on Thursday March 8. The lecture is entitled “Happy as a Dane,” and will examine why Danes have reported one of the highest levels of happiness in the world. Professor Janning has studied gende...

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...

Senior Thesis Profiles

Natalie Berg

May 18, 2015


Filed under Circuit

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...

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Dylan Tull

April 11, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

How would your perspective on the inmates in the penitentiary change if you could read the creative writing and poetry that they produced? Undeniably, a passionate poem or creative story would give new depth and humanness to prisoners that are often regarded as violent and cold. A group of Whitman students spearheaded by junior Camer...

Prison Research Group Brings Awareness

Sarah Cornett

November 29, 2012


Filed under NEWS

Whitman's Prison Research Group, meeting once a month at lunch in Reid Campus Center, allows students to learn about issues with both Washington State Penitentiary and prison as an institution. This large freeform discussion includes not just members of the Whitman community but many residents of Walla Walla and officials working in the prison. The motivation for the creation of the group cam...

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