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GSI Year-in Review

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter
May 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS

On October 21, 2015, then Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer announced that faculty would not be receiving course releases for their participation in the Global Studies Initiative. The decision effectively suspended the program while placing it under external review. Over the past year a panel c...

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of a national day of action in which students across the country called on their schools to offer protection for undocumented students in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Organized by th...

Visiting journalist Dawn Paley co-teaches course on media writing

Sara Platnick
November 17, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Journalist Dawn Paley visited campus from Nov. 10-15 for a talk and a five day workshop on media writing.

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Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Julia Stone
August 29, 2013
Filed under Circuit, OPINION

We met Manuel at the Juan Bosque Migrant Shelter, the only shelter open at night on either side of the border. Earlier that day, he had been dropped off by old school buses that had been converted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to transport deportees from federal detention center...

Whitman to cover application fee for undocumented students

Rachel Alexander
October 18, 2012
Filed under NEWS

Last fall, Whitman became the first liberal arts school in the nation to issue a statement in support of undocumented students. This fall, the college is putting action behind its words by providing funding for undocumented Whitman students applying for deferral of deportation under the Department of...

White Bread: Aaron Bobrow-Strain talks food politics

White Bread: Aaron Bobrow-Strain talks food politics

Rachel Alexander
April 12, 2012
Filed under NEWS

After five years of work, Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow-Strain has published a book entitled "White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf." Published on March 6, 2012, the book has been selected as one of Amazon.com's "Best Books" for March 2012, and was featured on NPR. It's...

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