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Power and Privilege Symposium 2017

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
February 23
Filed under NEWS

The class of 2017 will be the first for which the Power & Privilege Symposium has been a staple in the Whitman year, every year. It was before the 2014 event that faculty first voted to cancel class on the day of the symposium, and since then the event has grown and molded, logistically and cult...

The Symposium Chronicles

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert
February 22
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...

Speak Up and Act Out at Power and Privilege

Speak Up and Act Out at Power and Privilege

Sara Platnick
February 25
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Classes were cancelled on Feb. 18 for Whitman community members to attend the 2016 Power & Privilege Symposium.

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A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

North Bennett
February 15
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Pioneer previews four workshops from the 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium via a Q&A with workshop organizers.

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Power & Privilege afternoon preview

Christy Carley
February 19
Filed under NEWS

Afternoon highlights of the Power & Privilege Symposium In emails to The Pioneer, symposium speakers and workshop leaders explained why members of the Whitman community should attend their events. This issue of The Pioneer came out at noon on Thursday, Feb. 19, halfway through the Power an...

Power and Privilege Symposium Organizers Seek to Continue Dialogue Around Campus

Power and Privilege Symposium Organizers Seek to Continue Dialogue Around Campus

Lachlan Johnson
February 27
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

The Power and Privilege Symposium held on Thursday, Feb. 20 was one of the most well-attended events at Whitman in recent memory. The majority of the Whitman community spent the day engaging in dialogue about issues of power, privilege and identity, as the faculty cancelled classes to ensure that all...

Students Want More Open Conversations on Race

Anna Zheng
February 13
Filed under FEATURE

Last semester, two Whitman students' Facebook conservation about cultural appropriation spiraled into a debate about race on Whitman Encounters, an anonymous forum, which eventually prompted rallies and discussions across campus. Despite the fact that most of the student body was aware of these incidents,...

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