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With calls for anti-racist restructuring, Whitman’s theatre department looks inward

October 29, 2020

Over the summer, in response to safety and racial equity concerns raised by members of Whitman’s theater community, the college’s theater department canceled its fall season of virtual productions....

Shame in the anti-racist movement

Illustration by Hayden Cooper.
September 24, 2020

Shame, Shame, Shame: we all got it, and we all feel it from time to time. Shame is not a bad emotion to feel; in fact, it can be helpful and productive under the right circumstances. We should feel a little...

Under new leadership, ASWC adjusts to virtual learning

Under new leadership, ASWC adjusts to virtual learning
September 10, 2020

Under new leadership, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) are optimistic they’ll find innovative ways to support the student body during the fall semester online. On July 29, Sneh...

Product of anti-racism protests emerge

October 16, 2014

Rallies and protests against racism last year led to a series of changes on campus this fall, as the college follows through on promises made to student protesters. Classes have already been canceled for...

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member's Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement
April 1, 2014

In 1857, Frederick Douglas was quoted as saying, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." There are many serious issues facing the world, and those in power have...

Power, Privilege Symposium Encourages Student Participation

January 30, 2014

As this year's Power & Privilege Symposium approaches, the ASWC planning committee has been working to organize content, logistics, marketing and funding. While last year's inaugural symposium was...

Anti-Racism Coalition Prepares for Spring

December 12, 2013

Efforts by students, staff and faculty to confront racism on campus have continued in the three-week period between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Student organizers have come together to form the Coalition...

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