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No More Deaths reveals humanitarian issues close to home

Illustration: Julie Peterson

April 5, 2012

This column was contributed by senior Lauren McCullough and sophomore Keiler Beers. Americans and Whitman students have a long legacy of being interested in humanitarian crises outside the United States. Live Aid in the 1980s. Sudan. Haiti. Most recently, Whitman students and the broader American public are...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

October 6, 2011

1,267 The number of government-sanctioned executions in the United States since 1976. 2.3 million The average cost of a death penalty case in Texas. 5 Number of executions in Washington state since 1976. 96 Number of countries that have abolished the death penalty for all crimes. 5th Rank...

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