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In Defense of the Board of Trustees

Marra Clay, Publisher
May 4, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The Board of Trustees made a mistake. They grew the faculty too much, too quickly over the last few years, and now are needing to make cuts, which they are doing by not renewing certain tenure track positions of retiring professors. There is no way for this process to go smoothly because no matter which positions are not renewed there are ...

Op-Ed: Open Letter To Whitman Board of Trustees

Matt Reynolds, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Art History and Visual Culture Studies
April 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION

An Open Letter to the Whitman College Board of Trustees: In a famous scene from the 1984 film Amadeus, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart confronts his patron, the Emperor Joseph II, who has just seen a preview of the 1786 opera Le Nozze de Figaro. “A good effort,” the Emperor says to the eager...

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Marra Clay, Publisher
April 7, 2016
Filed under Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenberger '97, a first-generation educator astronaut, returned to Whitman to speak about Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) education

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STEM pressure shouldn’t decide women’s futures

STEM pressure shouldn’t decide women’s futures

Hillary Smith
September 25, 2014
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Illustration by Emma Rust. First, I want to say that science fascinates me. It and the other fields in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) are crucial to society's development and maintenance. A recent report by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) found that nearly...

Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity

Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity

Anuradha Lingappa
February 13, 2014
Filed under Columnists, Front Page Slideshow, OPINION

At first glance, the Hall of Science, with its fancy chemistry equipment, lecture halls with built-in computer desks and display cases of taxidermy animals, might seem like it has something for everyone. However, there is one thing that the Whitman College science department is seriously lacking: racial...

‘Booth babes’ trivialize women’s role in technology

‘Booth babes’ trivialize women’s role in technology

Blair Hanley Frank
February 16, 2012
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

Booth babes have to go. It pains me to be saying this in the year 2012, but it's time for the technology and public relations industries to collectively grow up and realize that hiring models to walk around an expo hall with scannable QR codes plastered to the back of their Lycra hot pants is not okay. This industry deserve...

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