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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...

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman sophomore William Monico had not attended any of the previous exhibitions in Olin Hall's Sheehan Gallery, but what he saw last Friday, at the reception for the Gallery's new "Scenes and Types" exhibit, had him captivated. "I was fascinated by how much history each picture contained," said...

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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Students Speak Out on Global Studies

Lane Barton
November 5, 2015
Filed under NEWS

An ASWC resolution and an open letter signed by over 300 students indicates a strong level of support for the Global Studies Initiative.

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Global Studies Initiative On Hold for 2016-17

October 28, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The status of Whitman’s Global Studies Initiative in 2016-17 is uncertain after Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Pat Spencer officially announced on Oct. 21 that faculty would not receive course releases for participating in certain parts of the initiative during this time.

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Op-Ed: What is Diversity?

October 28, 2015
Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

The Global Studies Initiative has diversified the curriculum and co-curriculum, helped recruit and retain minority faculty members, and is organized by a committee composed of a disproportionate number of women faculty of color; i.e., it does good “diversity work.”

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Op-Ed: What do we want? “Diversity.” When do we want it? “After cost-benefit analysis.”

October 28, 2015
Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

The following is an Op-Ed submitted by Assistant Professor of Economics Jennifer Cohen, who is a member of the Global Studies Initiative Steering Committee. Two parallel events are in process this week. The first are the #FeesMustFall student-led protests in South Africa around rising fees for univer...

4th Annual Global Studies Symposium explores “Places, Peripheries”

Emily Lin-Jones
March 2, 2012
Filed under NEWS

Students, faculty and community members gathered in Maxey Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 25 for Whitman's fourth annual Global Studies Symposium, a lecture event designed to promote discussion about globalization and global issues in the context of the liberal arts. The symposium is held through the...

Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media

Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media

Will Gregg
March 3, 2011
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

Uprisings in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries over the past few weeks have demonstrated the importance of spectacles in the international media. With these recent events in mind, speakers gathered in Maxey Auditorium to participate in a symposium entitled "Global Media, Global Spectacle" on Saturday,...

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