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Wire Obtains Leaked Document

Chris Hankin, News Editor November 14, 2017

Documents leaked to The Wire by an anonymous source indicate Whitman’s specific benchmarks to return to a 10-1 student-to-faculty ratio. The document indicates that the author hopes to reduce the number...

Letter to the Editor: Re: Letter to Faculty

Dana Burgess, Classics Department Chair and Charles E. and Margery B. Anderson Endowed Professor of Humanities October 31, 2017
The Whitman faculty under the current administration is somewhat like the Republican Senate under Trump; neither can openly say what they think for fear of damaging progress toward their goals.

Keeping Tenure on Track

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief January 26, 2017
Tenure evaluation guidelines modified to better-reflect “Whitman values”

New Study Suggests Positive Relationship Between Tenure and Apathy

Trevor Lewis, staff writer March 10, 2016

While it has yet to be peer-reviewed, a groundbreaking new study from Georgetown University researchers points to a strong negative correlation between achieving tenure and caring about things. I reached...

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

Natalie Berg November 20, 2014
ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman’s 12 comparison colleges, in response to students’ desire to become more involved in the college’s process of hiring and granting tenure to professors.
Media Studies Professors Departure Raises Questions About Hiring Process

Media Studies Professor’s Departure Raises Questions About Hiring Process

Hannah Bartman December 12, 2013
Current Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Annie Petersen was not hired for the new tenure track position in the department position and will leave after this academic year. The lack of student regard in the hiring process has produced issues between the administration and students.
New Faculty Beat the Odds

New Faculty Beat the Odds

Lachlan Johnson September 12, 2013
Nine new tenure-track professors entered campus this fall after going through a lengthy and competitive application process.

Piano Professor’s Departure Upsets Music Students

Sarah Cornett November 15, 2012
In the past three years, the Whitman music department has undergone monumental shifts in its faculty, both tenure-track and temporary. After a recent decision to not rehire highly esteemed piano specialist Melissa Loehnig, some music students are questioning the policies of the administration and the nature of the tenure track at Whitman.

Personnel committee denies Alberto’s appeal for tenure

Josh Goodman May 16, 2012

Alberto G.*, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures for Spanish, was again denied tenure after the faculty personnel committee reconsidered his case. Alberto, who has been at Whitman...

Sudden dismissal of dance instructor causes concern

Karah Kemmerly March 11, 2012

Recently faculty decisions have motivated a desire amongst students to become more involved in Whitman's hiring process. The dance department is no exception. The decision not to renew Instructor of...

Letter to the editor: Appreciation for Alberto G. Support

March 1, 2012
We are happy to hear that the Tenure Review Committee has found substantial reason to return to Professor Galindo's case, and are thankful for the continued student support regarding this issue.
Graphic by Katie Berfield

Tenure controversy provokes student outcry

Kelsey Kennedy February 9, 2012
The news that Assistant Professor of Spanish Alberto G. did not receive tenure came as a surprise to many on campus, provoking confusion and sparking conversation about the tenure process among students and faculty.
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