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Op-Ed: The Trustees Don’t Care About You, So Get Pissed

Chris Meabe

March 8, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

The members of the Board of Trustees don’t care about you. If you ask them, they will sincerely insist otherwise because they truly believe they care about you. The problem is, they have no clue who you are. In fact, they don’t know a thing about you, and the best thing we can do about it is get piss...

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS

On February 7th, Trustees met with students for dialogue on a wide variety of topics including the mission statement, next year’s budget, fundraising, and metrics with which they can assess progress towards fulfillment of the strategic priorities. Between February 7th and 9th the Board will hold the...

Divest Whitman Sends Messages to Trustees

Divest Whitman Sends Messages to Trustees

November 4, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Thursday evening, members of Divest Whitman placed signs outside Memorial Hall. The signs form a timeline of the different divestment movements throughout Whitman's history. The most recent sign read, "In 2015, students, faculty, and staff sat in Memorial Hall to support a 1% cap on fossil fuel exposure." The signs are captured in the slideshow below.

Trustees want YOU! (to think they care)

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under Humor

Whitman has recently undergone a number of name changes to the various campus institutions that promote a history of colonialism and a general white supremacist attitude. There’s that fun line slash thing in the title of The Pioneer, and we’ve confirmed in several ground breaking studies that, ...

President Murray Describes Strategic Planning, Governing Board Updates in Email

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2016


Filed under NEWS, News Briefs

In an email sent to students on Friday morning, President Kathy Murray recapped last week’s governing board meetings, which included talks on the upcoming strategic planning process and the approval of a 2016-2017 budget for the college. The Living at Whitman Initiative, the college’s plan to build ...

“Are the trustees reptiles from space?” asks divestors

Kyle Seasly

February 26, 2015


Filed under Humor

It was a late night for the Whitman Divestment movement a few weeks ago. 8:47 p.m. Way past everyone's bedtime. They were used to divesting right after they showered in the morning (no conditioner allowed!) so their hair and their lifestyle would be oil-free. Their previous strategies of putting on...

Board of Trustees Profiles

Emily Lin-Jones

November 6, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Brad McMurchie Year of graduation: 1984 Lives in: Portland, Ore. Current/former jobs: President of Tumac Lumber Co. since at least 2000, served as the president of several other lumber corporations before that. Recently joined regional board of U.S. Bank in Oregon and southwest Washingt...

How are trustees chosen?

How are trustees chosen?

Sam Jacobson

November 6, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. The Whitman College Board of Trustees will meet for the first of its three annual meetings this Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Friday, Nov. 7. While the board holds the college's final say on everything from the budget and endowment to financial aid and diversity, its member selection process re...

Product of anti-racism protests emerge

Lachlan Johnson

October 16, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Rallies and protests against racism last year led to a series of changes on campus this fall, as the college follows through on promises made to student protesters. Classes have already been canceled for the Power & Privilege Symposium on Feb. 19, and students are in the early stages of organizing...

More Student Representatives to Join Governing Committees

Emily Lin-Jones

March 7, 2013


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

More students will be sitting on governing board committees alongside trustees, overseers and faculty next year, announced ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian at an ASWC Senate meeting on Sunday, March 3. Following conversations with several trustees last week, including the Board of Trustees' chair...

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