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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Letter to the Editor: Access Denied

Sueli B. Gwiazdowski, Senior February 23, 2024

Editor's note: This letter to the editor is a transcript of a Power and Privilege speech given on Feb. 22, 2024. Brackets have been added by the writer to emphasize the original tone and delivery.  Good...

Letter To The Editor: Antisemitism at Whitman

Steven Amir Hemmat, Class of 1984 December 7, 2023

I am a Whitman alumnus. I have always admired Whitman for its liberal arts curriculum that purportedly taught students how to think.  I am greatly outraged at what I have read about what is occurring...

Letter to the Editor: A Teachable Moment

Julie Charlip, Professor of History, Emerita November 2, 2023

This is what professors like to call a teachable moment. As one of the few Jewish faculty (albeit emerita) associated with Whitman, I feel compelled to weigh in on the report that Jewish students are...

Letter to the Editor: Meeting full financial need

Eli Robinson, Alumni, Class of 2015 October 19, 2023

Dear donors, students and alumni,  I am writing today to push the college to do the maximum good regarding their promise to meet “full need” of their students via the Upward Together financial...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “A quick critique of our liberal bubble”

Bex Heimbrock, First Year February 17, 2022

When clicking on the article "A Quick Critique of our Liberal Bubble," I mistakenly assumed that I would be diving into a delicious critique of neoliberalism running rampant on campus. It’s about time,...

Op-Ed: Greek Life & Rape: a Look Into Student Voices Throughout Whitmans History

Op-Ed: Greek Life & Rape: a Look Into Student Voices Throughout Whitman’s History

Noelle Scheer, Senior February 10, 2022

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains a detailed discussion of rape and sexual assault. RESOURCES:  RAINN, 800-656-4673  Malia Lewis, Whitman’s Sexual Assault Victims Advocate (not a mandatory...

OP-ED: Response to “Matthew Kahn addresses the business side of climate change”

Last week the Wire published an article titled “Matthew Kahn addresses the business side of climate change” about the Classical Liberalism Lecture on Wednesday October 27. The Classical Liberalism...

Letter to the Editor: Clearing the Air Around the Wire and ASWC

October 30, 2021

Two weeks ago, the Wire published an open letter to ASWC asking for a $20,000 increase to the stipend amounts of the editorial board. At the time, the current Executive Council of ASWC was working to get...

Op-Ed: First years barred from declaring majors

Jacob Klusmeier, Senior February 25, 2021

We need the arts because they make us full human beings. But we also need the arts as a protective factor against authoritarianism. In saving the arts, we save ourselves from a society where creative production...

Op-Ed: Per arduo surgo — why Whitman needs classics

West Bales and Grace Mitchell February 18, 2021

The Financial Sustainability Review (FSR) proposes not replacing retiring faculty and moving to a minor-only classics program. These proposed changes may rob future students of the chance to study the...

OP-ED: Alumni reading of the Financial Sustainability Review

North Bennett, Alumnus February 9, 2021

Last week, the Academic Subcommittee for Whitman’s Financial Sustainability Review published a set of recommendations aimed at cutting the costs associated with Whitman’s academic program. As an alumnus...

OP-ED: Whitman proposes deep cuts to humanities, arts and languages

Henry Allen, Alumnus '15 February 9, 2021

This week, news was shared with a number of alumni about a recent proposal to generate budget savings through deep cuts to academic programs at Whitman. The proposal was created in response to a crisis...

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