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Professors' Personal Libraries

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Alyssa Fairbanks March 28, 2012

Questions: 1. What are your top five favorite books of all time? 2. What was the most life-changing book you read while in college or at grad school? Why? 3. What is a book that you are eager to...

The Circuit, Issue 2

The Circuit, Issue 2

Patricia Vanderbilt March 13, 2012

Does anyone else get a serious case of the winter blahs every February? I spent a fair amount of time last month searching "beach vacation" on Google and imagining I was somewhere with sand and sun––somewhere...

‘First Aid Kit’ delicately probes wounds of the soul

caitlinhardee March 13, 2012

As March winds chill your bones and roil the skies in a haze of gray, revel in the melancholy for a moment and tune your ears to the sweet sorrow of Swedish folk-pop act First Aid Kit. Consisting of sisters...

‘Half the Sky’ an eye-opening look at women’s issues in developing countries

The Editors March 13, 2012

This review was contributed by Karin Tompkins "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women," a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn,...

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

Rachel Alexander March 13, 2012

Note: Although both perpetrators and victims of sexual assault can be any gender, all of the people who were willing to speak to me for this article about being sexually assaulted were women who had...

Social media’s future is our future, too

Blair Hanley Frank March 13, 2012

Social media's impact on the way we communicate is easily one of the most significant technological developments of the past decade. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and their cohorts have created a world...

The Demise of the English Language

Sam Chapman March 13, 2012

Let me preface by acknowledging that I idealize the past; it's fallacious to assume that bygone days saw the meanest peasants talking like Shakespearean dukes. That said, I believe social media is hastening...

Romance in a Trivial World

March 13, 2012

This column was written by Rollo I was with my boyfriend for an entire year before we decided to publicize our relationship on Facebook. Our relationship was stable––the potential for an embarrassing...

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