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Board Editorial: Student Representation Critical for Meaningful Campus Governance

Editorial Board

February 7, 2013

Over the next few days, Whitman's Board of Trustees will convene on campus for their most important meeting of the year. During their February meeting, the trustees approve next year's budget, set tuition for the college and make decisions about a number of development projects and long-term plans which...

Whitman’s liberal arts in focus

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Hanna Ory

December 2, 2009

Since Whitman's inception as a college in 1882, a liberal arts education has been central to the college's academic philosophy. A liberal arts philosophy offers a holistic and broad approach to higher education. Whitman upholds these values by focusing on the standards of an interdisciplinary curriculum, a pa...

Student role in academic decisions sparks debate

William Witwer

November 29, 2009

At the most recent Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee meeting, there was an open discussion of Whitman's purpose and how to fulfill that purpose. There is not currently a general agreement about the future academic philosophy of the college, or how much influence students should have over...

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