Hangout and hub. Hideout and retreat. Where you pick up a package from home, buy your textbooks, vote for student body president, grab a cheeseburger.
Where you and three best friends discuss today's exam, tomorrow's hijinks.
The Pioneer office. K-dub studio. Spring dances. A juke box. A rock band from Seattle.
Then or now.
The center of campus social life.
In the March 2000 issue of the Whitman Magazine, president Tom Cronin wrote about the special qualities of gifted teachers, and former students recalled 15 long-time Whitman College professors. President Cronin invited readers to send in their own stories of memorable Whitman faculty, coaches, and advisers. Among those who felt compelled to write was Douglas Pease, '85, whose essay we feature on these pages along with excerpts from a few other responses.