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Whitman’s First TEDx Event Sells Out in Hours

Whitman’s First TEDx Event Sells Out in Hours

Maegan Nelson

April 18, 2013

On April 27, Kimball Theatre will host the first inaugural TEDxWhitmanCollege event, featuring student and faculty speakers. Though tickets for the event in Kimball sold out shortly after sales opened, tickets are still available for a concurrent livestream of the talks in Olin Hall. TEDxWhitmanCollege is an independently organized, community-based event modeled ...

Walt Whitman lecture cut, replaced with poetry month series

Walt Whitman lecture cut, replaced with poetry month series

C.J. Wisler

September 28, 2009

Anyone who has not been hiding under a rock for the past year and a half knows that the financial crisis has hit hard.   Even inside the "Whitman bubble,"   major changes have had to be made to offset the damage.   For members of the English department and fellow literary enthusiasts, one of the worst casualties is the absence ...

“The Last Town on Earth” author Thomas Mullen lectures to Whitman students

“The Last Town on Earth” author Thomas Mullen lectures to Whitman students

Lea Negrin

September 24, 2009

"Are you writing a sequel?" first-year Owen Lowry asked Thomas Mullen, author of  "The Last Town On Earth," during a lecture on Monday, Sept. 21, in Cordiner Hall. "The Last Town On Earth" was the assigned summer reading for the class of 2013. The novel is about moral dilemmas that arise when th...

Marjane Satrapi to visit campus tomorrow evening

Iris Alden

April 9, 2009

When first-year Michaela Gianotti opened up a package from Whitman College at the end of the summer, she was surprised to find that it contained a comic book. "I opened it up and I was like, 'Whoa!' I was really excited," said Gianotti. The decision to assign Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis," a co...

Bill Murray shares his experiences as an alumnus

Derek Thurber

March 12, 2009

Whitman alumnus Bill Murray '92 returned to campus this last week to present a lecture on his experiences as an embedded journalist in Iraq for the Hosokawa Endowed Lecture series. As part of his stay he met with The Pioneer to give this interview. Listen to the full speech that Bill Murray gave on campus ...

Embedded Iraq journalist to visit campus on endowment

Embedded Iraq journalist to visit campus on endowment

Hanna Ory

March 5, 2009

Whitman Alumnus and freelance journalist, William Murray, will present the college's annual Hosokawa Lecture in Journalism on Monday, March 9.   Murray, who spent the summer of 2008 imbedded in Iraq, will present on, "The Problem with Today's Media (Or Why News Coverage of Iraq Was so Poor) and What We ...

Controversial speech by Hirsi Ali prompts heated response

Controversial speech by Hirsi Ali prompts heated response

Elana Congress

March 5, 2009

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a woman's rights activist and outspoken critic of Islam, spoke at Whitman on Wed., March 4 at 7 p.m. Her lecture was part of ASWC's Public Speakers series.   Hirsi Ali's lecture sparked controversy on campus, as evidenced by a slip of paper handed out with every program, entitled ...

Controversial speaker to discuss Islam, women’s rights

Rachel Hoar

February 26, 2009

On March 4, Whitman students will have the chance to listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak on Islam and women's rights.   Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969 to a devout Muslim family. In her youth, she was subjected to female genital mutilation, and in 1992 was arranged to be married to a...

Global Studies Initiative addresses torture at symposium

Global Studies Initiative addresses torture at symposium

C.J. Wisler

February 26, 2009

In light of current local and international politics, the Global Studies Initiative seeks to complicate and unsettle the contemporary ideas on torture at "Torture and the Human Body", a Global Studies Initiative symposium, this Saturday, Feb. 28. The Global Studies Initiative launched this year...

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