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FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under A&E

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who attended. The passionate performances helped audience members experience and relate to the powerful...

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional issues across the board. Her exuberance and expressiveness brought her comedy to life and kept...

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Junior Catherine Fisher, an intern to Associate Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell, is attempting to start a Coalition to End Sexual Assault that would invite diverse groups from around Whitman’s campus to converse and help support each other’s efforts to end sexual assault. Planning for the c...

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief
April 29, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Photos

Editors note: this article was updated on May 5 to reflect developments since last Friday's interruption. Please see the concluding section to read about these developments. “Your silence is violence. End rape now,” activists chanted as they walked up the stairs of Memorial, wearing black...

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Sara Platnick
April 21, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

FACE and ASWC hosted the annual Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 14.

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STEP Women’s Shelter closing in December

STEP Women’s Shelter closing in December

Sara Platnick
October 22, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The STEP Women’s Shelter is closing down at the end of the year after serving the Walla Walla community for almost six years.

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Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
October 1, 2015
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense…This new climate is slowly being institutionalized, and is affecting what can be said in the classroom, even as a basis for discussion...

Students react to “Think About It” orientation program

Christy Carley
September 10, 2015
Filed under NEWS

All new first year and transfer students were required to complete an online program entitled Think About It this summer, prior to arriving on campus.

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Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

Christy Carley
March 12, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Whitman's annual Breaking Ground Monologues provide a space for community members to share stories of struggle, identity and growth. 2015 marks the third year of the Breaking Ground Monologues organized by the student group Feminists Advocating for Change and Empo...

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

Helen Angell
May 1, 2014
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

In 2012, Whitman changed the process for addressing sexual misconduct in order to reflect the protections guaranteed under Title IX. To educate students about these changes and the way that Title IX is implemented at Whitman, the Associated Students of Whitman College held a Know Your IX panel last...

FACE Prepares for Breaking Ground Monologues

FACE Prepares for Breaking Ground Monologues

Sam Grainger-Shuba
February 27, 2014
Filed under NEWS

March 7 and 8 mark the second year of an annual Whitman event: the Breaking Ground Monologues. Student, staff, faculty and alumni will contribute to the event put on by  Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment (FACE). Inspired by the Vagina Monologues, the Breaking Ground Monologues showcase a s...

Anti-Racism Coalition Prepares for Spring

Lachlan Johnson
December 12, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Efforts by students, staff and faculty to confront racism on campus have continued in the three-week period between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Student organizers have come together to form the Coalition Against Racism Everywhere, faculty have passed a motion to cancel classes for a day next spring...

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