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Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Georgie Lyon, News Editor

October 5, 2016

Live screenings of presidential debates have allowed more opportunities for Whitman students to contemplate how political rhetoric is an important component of American democracy. This year, the Politics and Rhetoric Departments teamed up to provide live screenings of the three presidential debates ...

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

IPECC Rallies Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Andy Monserud, News Writer

September 15, 2016

Whitman’s Indigenous People’s Education and Culture Club (IPECC) held a rally at the steps of Penrose Library Tuesday evening in solidarity with protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota. IPECC members, community members and Whitman facul...

Students prepare for presidential primaries

February 18, 2016

While the most vocal Whitman students feel the Bern when it comes to their president of choice, Whitman students are backing many different candidates this presidential season.

Divestment Silently Protests Trustee Meeting

Divestment Silently Protests Trustee Meeting

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 5, 2015

On Thursday November 5th, members of Divest Whitman placed signs in front of Memorial Building that individually address each trustee on Whitman College's Governing Board. The trustees are currently on campus for their triannual meeting. "The inspiration for the signs was our campaign's shift to a...

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Allie Donahue

May 7, 2015

Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May 16. Whitman activists will join other environmentalists from the sHELL NO coalition to demonstrate...

Oversight Committee Investigates Negative Campaigning in Junior-Class Senate Election

Aleida Fernandez

April 17, 2015

Earlier this week, the ASWC Oversight Committee investigated a complaint regarding negative campaigning within the junior-class Senate election for the 2015-2016 academic year. The complaint arose from another Senatorial candidate as a result of a Facebook post under the heading "Continuity." The post...

Civil Rights Leader Diane Nash Visits Campus

Josephine Adamski

February 6, 2014

Renowned Civil Rights Movement activist Diane Nash visited campus last week to hold a training in nonviolent activism for students and to give a public lecture in Cordiner Hall. Nash is best known for being an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement. Her nonviolent activism touched numerous parts...

Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull

October 10, 2013

The tense, drawn-out government shutdown has entered into its 10th day, the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling looms ever closer and tensions have only increased between President Obama and the GOP. American citizens have been relegated to useless bystanders, turning the entire crisis into a frustratin...

Slow and Steady Wins the Race: A Reflection on Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

November 13, 2012

The 2012 election is over, but the public opinions, controversy and debate surrounding it is hardly finished. Even on the Whitman campus, reflections and analyses have only just begun. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, guest speaker Eli Sanders came to offer his own observations of the recent election. An esteemed...

The Pio’s Election Night Liveblog

Blair Hanley Frank

November 6, 2012

Starting at 6:30 PST, we'll be providing live election coverage! Check back for live updates from around the country, along with commentary from members of the Pio staff and visits from some special guests. ...

American Politics Panel Provides Interesting, Drama-Free Discussion

Quin Nelson

October 31, 2012

"The Future of American Politics: Civility vs. Gridlock," put on by the Diversity Coalition of Walla Walla, provided the community with a passionate panel on politics in Reid Campus Center Monday night, Oct 29. The event began with a small introduction from Dr. Steve Rubin, a former psychology professor...

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