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Op-Ed: Contributions to College Accessibility

Sean Hays, Whitman College Senior
March 4
Filed under OPINION

Here’s a fun little tidbit: I may have gotten into Whitman when I really shouldn’t have. Mad yet? Hold off on the pitchforks for just a second, and let me explain. One part of why this may have happened is because of Whitman’s need-sensitive admissions policy. After Whitman offers admissions...

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under A&E

Excitement and an air of festivity filled the Reid Coffeehouse as performers took the stage to offer tastes of their cultures. This was the sixth annual InterNation Celebration, held on Saturday, Feb. 25. It showcased both international and domestic students, who performed with a wide variety of songs, ...

Learning in another Language

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
February 9
Filed under OPINION

Seeing that Whitman has a cultural pluralism/language requirement and many students do in fact speak one or more languages other than their first language, I thought it would be interesting to give another perspective on how to think differently on the importance of languages not just intellectually, but also...

When Does a Pledge Delayed Become a Promise Betrayed?

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership
January 24
Filed under OPINION

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 but peaceful. At San Francisco, a Black Studies Department was established only after a general...

Women in Leadership Symposium Focuses on Diversity and Advocacy

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
October 13
Filed under NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take place Oct. 27, following a year of reexamination of its organizational process. A student-led protest of the symposium last year led to an effort by students, administrators and Colleen Willoughby ‘55, the symposium’s founder, to ensure that...

Whitman to Accept Syrian Refugees in Order to Fulfill Diversity Quota

Ben Freedman, humor page editor
September 8
Filed under Humor

Early Wednesday morning, Dean of Admission Tony Cabasco announced that Whitman College is now accepting Syrian refugees in order to fulfill a growing need for campus diversity.

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Cultural Awareness Shouldn’t Preclude Cultural Critique

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist
April 14
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When taken to its logical conclusion, glossing over of cultural practices as “just different” presupposes critical discussion.

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Murray first sitting president to attend ASWC meeting in over a decade

Ellen Ivens-Duran
December 10
Filed under NEWS

President Murray becomes the first sitting president in over a decade to speak at an ASWC meeting.

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SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

SEC, Women in Leadership Panelists Respond to Protest

Mikaela Slade
March 25
Filed under NEWS

Colleen Willoughby '55 invited three panelists to the Women in Leadership on Oct. 22. Willoughby and the SEC are receptive to changes after protesters decried a lack of diversity on the panel at the event.

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Protesters Attend Women In Leadership Symposium

Protesters Attend Women In Leadership Symposium

Mikaela Slade
October 22
Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A group of female Whitman students gathered tonight at the Women in Leadership Symposium in order to protest the lack of diversity among the symposium’s panelists over the last several years; only one in fifteen panelists has been a woman of color since 2011.

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Symposium, WIDE Council discuss diversity

Symposium, WIDE Council discuss diversity

Lane Barton
February 26
Filed under NEWS

Diversity has dominated campus discussion recently. This year's Power and Privilege Symposium occurred on Feb. 19, and the new Whitman College Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Council held its second-ever meeting on Feb. 23. The Power and Privilege Symposium, established last year in the wake of...

Homogeneity Plagues Oscars

Zan McPherson
February 26
Filed under A&E

"Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest –– sorry, brightest," jokes host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening line of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Harris, a comedian who tends to skirt dangerously along the line between humorous and offensive, speaks the truth when he perceives the whitenes...

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