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Leaving so soon, Kathy?

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor March 11, 2021

As I’m sure many of you have heard, President Kathy Murray recently announced that she is retiring at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. She did this in a very short, very vague email that has left...

We need better COVID-19 communication from the administration

Victoria Helmer, Columnist November 19, 2020

By now, you’ve probably heard about the four staff members and one student who recently tested positive for COVID-19. Perhaps you first found out through The Wire. Maybe you found out through last Thursday’s...

Op-Ed: Suggestions for Improving the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Experience at Whitman College

Emily Volpert, Whitman College Senior April 30, 2017

At Whitman, the number of reports of sexual assault has consistently increased over the last five years. While reports of sexual assault on campus are steadily increasing, far fewer assaults are investigated...

Students, Administration, Police Respond to Recent Drugging Reports

Chris Hankin and Mitchell Smith, News Editor and Editor in Chief April 21, 2017

The most recent report of a Whitman student unknowingly ingesting a dissociative drug came close to two weeks ago, and since then members of the Whitman community have responded on varying ways. The...

Daren Mooko Announced as new Dean of Students

Chris Hankin, News Editor February 24, 2017

After an arduous search process, Whitman College announced earlier today that Daren Rikio Mooko will become the new Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Mr. Mooko previously filled...

When Does a Pledge Delayed Become a Promise Betrayed?

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership January 24, 2017

The documentary “Agents of Change,” shown in Maxey Auditorium last Thursday, taught us that creation of Black Studies programs at San Francisco State College and Cornell University in 1968-69 was anything...

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Lachlan Johnson November 21, 2013

Outrage at specific incidents of racism has evolved into demands for decisive action on campus, putting pressure on Whitman's administration to instigate change. Since students rallied at Memorial Hall...

Debate Team Moves Forward Amidst Disagreements About Supervision and Policy

Shelly Le May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the third in a three-part series...

Debate Title IX Investigation Prompted By Sexual Assault

Shelly Le May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the second in a three-part series...

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...

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