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Vulnerability in the classroom

Vulnerability in the classroom

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2019

At Whitman, and in academic or professional spaces more broadly, we are often asked to prioritize analytical and objective modes of thinking. We cite our sources, engage with texts and read studies about all kinds of subjects, but we are seldom asked to connect our experiences to what we are learning in clas...

Difficult Conversations Must Welcome Experienced Voices

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

May 5, 2016

When the voices most essential to the conversation belong to people who don't feel safe coming to the table, we need to make the table safer.

Dropping out means new opportunities

Dropping out means new opportunities

Joey Gottlieb

December 6, 2012

I like saying "I withdrew" because it sounds nicer than "I dropped out." It sounds like I am still in command of my education and prospects and that I have not forsaken the opportunity of a college education. It sounds like the institution could not give me the education I wanted, rather than reflecting...

Campus Conservatives Club Opens Political Dialogue

Campus Conservatives Club Opens Political Dialogue

Sarah Cornett

October 25, 2012

It is no secret that Whitman is a predominantly liberal campus community. The vast majority of students identify with left-of-center political viewpoints, and oftentimes it can be difficult to find differing perspectives on political issues. Last year, a conservative student, sophomore (then first-ye...

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