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Seniors Andy Burnstein, Emma Patterson, Laura Jessich and Hope Giddings were a few of the students leading the discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Continuing the conversation on the Marcus Whitman statue

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter November 11, 2019

Last Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Jewett Cafe, Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Continuing the Conversation co-hosted a student-led discussion on the Marcus Whitman statue and activism surrounding...

Lisa Perfetti and Kazi Joshua

Dialogue and Difference: Race and Ethnic Studies Class Leans Into Discomfort

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter February 8, 2018

Each Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 19 students take part in a class offered for the first time at Whitman called “Dialogue, Difference, and Social Justice.” This class explores how different...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Continuing the Conversation: Politics of Material Memory

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter February 1, 2018

On October 9, 2017, recognized nationally as Columbus Day and unofficially as Indigenous People’s day, the portrait of Narcissa Whitman hanging in the Great Hall of Prentiss was defaced and the hands...

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