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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...

Op-Ed: How did we end up with an old white man for president again?

Jasmine Razeghi, Junior January 1, 2021

It is the Democratic Primaries and the most diverse line up of potential nominees stand before the American people. They give hope to America as many wonder, “will we finally get a President that is...

Op-Ed: Refreshing whitman.edu

Adeline Rother, Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, General Studies, and Rhetoric, Writing and Public Discourse  December 6, 2020

Whitman’s website bears the message, “A Place Like No Other.” However, the images on the website make it look exactly like a place like any other. With enrollments falling and the budget facing an...

Op-Ed: Is media coverage of police brutality useful?

Amanda Fournier, Sophomore December 4, 2020

Following the shocking and disheartening death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, I have seen a resurgence of news coverage on black men and women killed in America by police officers. Breonna Taylor —...

Op-Ed: To fight against COVID-19, vitamin D sufficiency must be prioritized

Claire Maurer, Senior November 25, 2020

Vitamin D deficiency can lead to poor health outcomes. The deficiency has been associated with a large number of disorders such as metabolic syndrome and cancers, as well as autoimmune, psychiatric and...

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