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Sept. 14, 2011

Vol. 112, No. 1

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For students, blazing-fast lab work

For students, blazing-fast lab work

By Angela Wu ’12

Consider a device the size of a grain of salt that can process information a billion times faster than the human brain. Inspired by animal nervous systems, the “photonic neuron” uses light instead of electrochemical impulses to process...

From ‘reclusive scholar’ to advocate: A victory in same-sex marriage debate

By Tara Thean ’13

When Joshua Vandiver GS started graduate work in the politics department, he never imagined he might be caught up in a legal battle that would span the 2010–11 academic year.  “I’m a reclusive scholar working on ancient Greek political...
In hurricane, grad students find a surge of community

In hurricane, grad students find a surge of community

By Gregory Rosalsky GS

Grad students sometimes complain that theirs can be a solitary existence, without the intense bonding experiences familiar to undergrads. Hurricane Irene changed all that.  Stanworth, Hibben, and Magie apartments all lost power for three...

Club’s history a lure for sophomores

By Lillian Li ’13

As the reopening of Cannon Dial Elm Club draws closer, sophomores say they are drawn to the club because of its reputation, its spacious taproom, and the chance to write a new chapter in the club’s storied history.  Graduate board...
No more trays in the dining halls? Not every student supports the idea

No more trays in the dining halls? Not every student supports the idea

By Eric Silberman ’13

“They’re all trayless now? Oh no!” lamented Rafael Grinberg ’12. To the entering freshmen, the absence of trays in the Whitman College dining hall may not be unusual, but for those like Grinberg, who was among a vocal few against...
CURRENT ISSUE: Sept. 14, 2011
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