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Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Helen Angell

March 13, 2014

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty's ongoing professional development and provides num...

Weekend Recap: Whitman Volleyball Team Drops Consecutive Games to PLU, UPS

Mitchell Smith

October 6, 2013

After losing its second match of the year to Pacific Lutheran in straight sets, the night of Friday, Oct. 5 gave the Whitman volleyball team a chance at redemption. Unfortunately for the Missionaries, it was not to be, as the 15th-ranked Lutes dropped Whitman in straight sets for the second time this...

Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Puget Sound 2-0

Quin Nelson

September 30, 2012

Despite dominating possession for most of the game, the Whitman women's soccer team fell to the University of Puget Sound 2-0 at the Whitman Soccer Complex on Saturday. Whitman took immediate control of possession in the first half, looking nothing like a team that has not beaten the UPS women since...

How Whitman stacks up: A sport-by-sport look at the upcoming fall season

Matt Tesmond

September 20, 2012

The Whitman fall sports season heated up with the beginning of conference play last week, but how do the teams stack up compared to the rest of the Northwest Conference? The Pioneer takes a look at each sport to discover how Whitman stacks up and how the conference will shake out. Women's soccer ...

Whitman Sports Blog: Electric weekend of basketball

Pamela London

February 6, 2012

Electric crowds at Sherwood Center certainly got their money's worth this past weekend, as the Whitman men's and women's basketball teams fought with everything they had against conference foes PLU and UPS. Both teams of Missionaries had their moments to shine: stifling defense, jaw-dropping baskets and all-out hustle thoroughly entertained the packed stands of students and Walla Walla community members alike. With only six gam...

Whitman men’s basketball in second place in NWC

Pamela London

February 2, 2012

Whitman's bid to climb into first place in the Northwest Conference (NWC) fell short this past weekend, but back-to-back career nights from senior David Michaels helped the men's basketball team salvage a split and stay in the mix in a logjam for second place in the Northwest Conference.  Whitman improved...

Swimmers win big before Championships

Matt Tesmond

February 2, 2012

With Conference Championships a matter of days away, the Whitman Swimming Team faced its toughest challenge yet and came through in extraordinary fashion at the final meet before the year-end championship meet. "People have been swimming their best in practice, and we've just started our taper. We'll definitely be setting the stage for Conference," said women's team Captain Katie Tackman bef...

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