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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

A Streetcar Named Death of the G.O.P.

A Streetcar Named “Death of the G.O.P.”

Chris Hankin July 20, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio -- The Republican Convention is now three quarters complete. Wednesday brought another day of inconsequential protests and a heavy police presence outside the convention, while inside...

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2016

Editors note: this article was updated on May 5 to reflect developments since last Friday's interruption. Please see the concluding section to read about these developments. “Your silence is...

Changes at The Pioneer

September 10, 2015

Happy fall! Thanks for picking up The Pioneer's first issue of the 2015-2016 year. We’d like to share a couple of quick updates and projects on the horizon for us as Whitman’s campus newspaper. First...

Summer Updates from The Pioneer

Sarah Cornett June 30, 2015
We are excited to inform you all of some new and exciting developments in The Pioneer's future!

Farewell Letter from 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief

Shelly Le May 8, 2014
Before stepping down from her position, Editor in Chief Shelly Le takes a moment to say words of thanks to those who have made her position possible.

Senate Round Up March 9

Abby Seethoff March 12, 2014
At Sunday’s meeting, the ASWC senate recognized two new clubs and confirmed the new heads of each campus media organization (CMO).

Letter from the Editor: Mid-Semester Check-in

Shelly Le November 7, 2013
This is our ninth issue of the year, and while we've passed our halfway mark of the semester and of publication, now is a better time than any to reflect on the work we've done so far this semester. This period has been a time of tremendous growth and learning. While we've hired many returning staff, we've also hired a large group of eager first-years to fill positions as reporters, columnists, photographers, illustrators, production and advertising associates. Although this is my seventh semester working for The Pioneer, I still have a lot to learn with my position. During my short time as editor-in-chief, I hope to do a lot of things that maintain the high quality standards that have been set by editors-in-chief before me, while also forging new avenues.
Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers!

Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers!

Shelly Le September 13, 2013
This afternoon was our first editors critique meeting and I can't honestly say how proud and honored I am to work with such dynamic, fun, dedicated, and good-looking (If I do say so myself!) individuals. Our majors span from BBMB to Economics, to German Studies and our non-Pio interests include soccer, watching Jeopardy!, and coffee making. We don't get a whole lot of sleep, we eat way too much pizza on production night and some of us (err, I mean Sean) have terrible taste in music. Anyway, I'm rambling. Our first print issue hit stands this week, but this is our formal hello. Hello!
Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid

Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid

Shelly Le September 12, 2013
Editor in Chief Shelly Le addresses the loss of one beloved Pio community member, Jamie Soukup Reid.

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

Shelly Le May 18, 2013
Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson’s decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our reporting included dozens of interviews, both on and off the record, with current debate students, administrators, faculty, trustees and college and debate alumni. Since Hanson’s announcement, rumors and pieces of information about the reasons Hanson stepped down have been circulating throughout campus and the wider debate community. We hoped to be able to add a more thoroughly researched version of events as soon as possible following his announcement, but we also felt it was important to confirm stories and take the time required to present information from every possible angle.

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

Shelly Le November 3, 2011
On the Whitman campus, Whitman ID cards are both credit card and key. One swipe can allow access to dorms and other campus buildings, authorize purchases to a Student Account, charge meals or flex dollars from a Bon Appétit meal plan and check out materials from the library. In the aftermath of recent security breaches around campus and the arrest of senior Simon Van Neste on Thursday October 24, Chief Information Officer Dan Terrio sent an email to Whitman staff, faculty and students regarding the need for changes to the current swipe card system. At this time, Van Neste has not been formally charged with a crime.
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