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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...

Rhino Poaching – No End in Sight

Rhino Poaching – No End in Sight

Jessica Parker
October 19, 2014
Filed under Darwin's Finches

Rhinos have been killed, their horns taken for aesthetic and pseudo-medicinal properties for thousands of years. Many different groups of people throughout history used rhino horn for different things. The Greeks thought that it purified water and the Persians thought that it could detect poisoned liquids....

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

October 18, 2012
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

This column was contributed by Henry Gales '13 On Feb. 29, 2004, U.S. military personnel put Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide onto a plane and flew him to the Central African Republic. After being reelected in 2000, Aristide had continued to make enemies of powerful governments by refusing to privatize Haiti's utility companies (a demand pushed by George W. Bush and Bill Clin...

Whitman alum’s ‘RAPtivism’ album spreads positive message worldwide

Alex Hagen
April 5, 2012
Filed under A&E

RAPtivism, a hip-hop album by Whitman alumna Aisha Fukushima '09, has finally been released after years of traveling, recording and post-production. Fukushima, who was able to produce the album thanks to her Watson Fellowship, traveled extensively in Africa, Europe and Asia. The fellowship awarded ...

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