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Internationally Renowned Trans-Activist Bamby Salcedo Visits Campus

Salcedo, 5 from right, poses here with students at the Glover Alston Center. Salcedo has received numerous awards for her work, notably the West Coast Liberty Award, James Earl Hardy Legends Award, and the Women in Leadership Award, among with others.

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter

April 9, 2018

Bamby Salcedo, nationally recognized activist for trans issues, spoke at Whitman on April 6 to a small group in the Glover Alston Center. The crowd of Whitman students and community members sat in circle with Salcedo at the center. She spent the first part of the afternoon getting to know the students...

Students Assemble for Change

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 30, 2017

This past Saturday, October 28, Whitman hosted the first ever Change Now conference for students of color and underrepresented student groups in the Pacific Northwest. The conference lasted from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, with students from ten colleges from across the Pacific Northwest. T...

Cassandra Otero Wins Governor’s Award

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017

Whitman Junior Cassandra Otero was recently honored with the Students Serving Washington Award as well as the Governor’s Award through the Campus Compact Washington organization. Campus Compact, specifically Students Serving Washington, is a branch of a national organization that recognizes students for their civil engagement and service...

“Jornaleros” shown in Walla Walla

Photo by Mitchell Smith.

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017

Voz Worker’s Rights Organization came to Walla Walla last Saturday to show their documentary “Jornaleros,” which showcased the lives of day laborers in Portland. This event was hosted and organized by Borders as Movements Club (BAM) with help from Whitman Professor of Politics Paul Apostolidis. ...

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016

On Monday Oct. 26, Wendy Hernandez, a local immigration lawyer, came to talk to the Borders as Methods group on campus. With Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Kazi Joshua acting as facilitator, an hour-long discussion on immigration was held. With this election containing some of the most polarizing and unpopular nominees in history, their stances on immigration were analyzed by the impact they would have locally.

Working group considers “The Missionaries” with community survey

Ellen Ivens-Duran

February 18, 2016

Whitman's mascot working group recently sent out a survey to approximately 19,000 people soliciting feedback about the "Missionary".

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