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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman Teaches the Movement and Wa-Hi collaborate for Black History Month virtual event

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) collaborated with Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) to facilitate conversations about Black history during the final week of Black History Month. On Wednesday, Feb. 24,...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

A country embroiled in protests: Whitman Belarusian students face crisis over undemocratic election back home

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter November 12, 2020

Before returning to Walla Walla for the fall semester, Whitman senior Yana Miakshyla spent three days without internet access in her home country of Belarus, starting the eve of the country’s presidential...

Social activist groups host dessert, discussion

Andy Monserud November 20, 2014

Student organizations Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Students for Education Reform (SFER) hosted a discussion of civil rights and social justice over ice cream on Wednesday afternoon. The event...

Whitman Teaches the Movement Expands Civil Rights Education

Whitman Teaches the Movement Expands Civil Rights Education

Lorah Steichen November 21, 2013

In response to the failing grade Washington state received for its civil rights education standards, Whitman College created the program Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) two years ago to supplement...

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Maegan Nelson November 29, 2012

Whitman Teaches the Movement, a community service project started last year, sends Whitman students into local Walla Walla public school classrooms to teach about civil rights. This year students will...

Credit: Halley McCormick

Students win awards for civil rights education

Molly Johanson April 5, 2012

During spring break, three seniors were given the chance to expand their knowledge of the civil rights movement beyond the Walla Walla school system. Seniors Shannon Morrissey, Libby Watkins and...

Credit: Marie von Hafften

Whitman students to ‘Teach the Movement’ in Walla Walla

Molly Johanson December 8, 2011

It was the week before finals, and all through the campus, Whitman students were being trained to teach civil rights in Walla Walla Public Schools. The volunteer project, called Whitman Teaches the Movement,...

Time to make Internet access a legal right

Russ Caditz-Peck November 3, 2009

Take a moment to flip open your pocket Constitution. Freedom of speech? Check. Right to a fair trial? Check. Right to high-speed Internet access? Nowhere to be found, of course. Internet access is no...

Let’s talk class: are you what your parents gave you?

Gary Wang October 21, 2009

There are a lot of things you and I don't deserve: our height, our race and our class. Obviously, we didn't choose how tall we are or the combination of pigments in our skin. Less obviously, most of us...

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