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The Symposium Chronicles

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert
February 22, 2017
Filed under FEATURE

Today  marks the fifth annual Power and Privilege Symposium, a day in which members of the Whitman community will gather to attend sessions led by students, faculty and community members on the themes of justice, diversity and inclusion. Symposiums of all sorts are nothing new to Whitman. Throughout...

Keeping Tenure on Track

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
January 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Tenure evaluation guidelines modified to better-reflect “Whitman values”

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No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Feet crunching through the snow. Two friends, wrapped in blankets, cheerily huddled with their dog below an awning at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, shouted in support as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march solemnly passed. Augie - both declined to give their last names - said that it was his first...

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2016
Filed under Community, NEWS

On Monday Oct. 26, Wendy Hernandez, a local immigration lawyer, came to talk to the Borders as Methods group on campus. With Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Kazi Joshua acting as facilitator, an hour-long discussion on immigration was held. With this election containing some of the most polarizing and unpopular nominees in history, their stances on immigration were analyzed by the impact they would have locally.

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Working group considers “The Missionaries” with community survey

Ellen Ivens-Duran
February 18, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Whitman's mascot working group recently sent out a survey to approximately 19,000 people soliciting feedback about the "Missionary".

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Symposium Leaders Gather Ideas for 2016 Workshops

Symposium Leaders Gather Ideas for 2016 Workshops

Mikaela Slade, News Writer
October 22, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Leaders of the 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium are preparing for the February event by speaking with students about possible panel topics, both in person during tabling events and via online applications. The Symposium is an annual event centered around discussions of issues like power dynamics, racial...

Drive-by harassment plagues campus

Lachlan Johnson, News Editor & Investigative Director
October 7, 2015
Filed under NEWS

A college campus is supposed to be a place of learning and safety, but due to harassment from occupants of cars, not all students can traverse Whitman’s campus in peace. Drive-by harassment can range from shouts and whistles to racist threats and being hit by objects thrown from vehicles. Students...

Racial Profiling Conversation Continues on Campus

Racial Profiling Conversation Continues on Campus

Lachlan Johnson
September 17, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Student activists and Whitman administrators have come to a number of agreements in the past year about how to address racial profiling on campus, but have found it challenging to communicate solutions to the broader campus.

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Symposium, WIDE Council discuss diversity

Symposium, WIDE Council discuss diversity

Lane Barton
February 26, 2015
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...

Kazi Joshua Q&A

Sam Jacobson
October 16, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Question:  For the first question I thought we'd start off with the question that all east-coasters get asked when they first come to the far off reaches of Washington: Why did you choose to come to Whitman? Answer: The quality of the institution. The location, the students, and above all the fa...

Kazi Joshua Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs / Chief Diversity Officer

Sam Jacobson
October 16, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Whitman has appointed Kazi Joshua to the newly created position of associate dean for intercultural affairs and chief diversity officer. Joshua's position will greatly expand upon the existing position of director of the Intercultural Center when he enters it in January. The position was created in late...

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