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The Purpose of Power and Privilege

Alondra Contreras, Columnist

March 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Throughout my four years at Whitman I have asked this question more than once during the P&P Symposium season. As a woman of color, I often find myself doing more work than my white peers. The Power and Privilege Symposium is supposed to provide space for having tough conversations (whatever that...

Friendships are closer than they appear

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION

I know that for many Asian Americans, they are caught in what feels like no-man’s land. Growing up, at first they may not understand that they are not the typical ‘American’ until someone rudely awakens them with questions that undermine their sense of belonging. And this issue of ‘belonging’...

Address discrepancies among workloads, grading standards in different first-year Encounters classes

Christopher Hankin

April 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

Whitman College prides itself on an Encounters program that helps to initiate new students and get them up to speed with the expectations that the school holds for writing, reading and critical thinking. Encounters students grapple with difficult texts that will challenge their preconceptions and hopefully...

Diversity means cross-pollination, not crop rotation

Paul H-P

October 18, 2012


Filed under OPINION

We can all agree that diversity is valuable. But can we say why or what the word really means in the context of an intellectual community? The truth is, even our ideas about diversity are homogeneous. The word most often means the coexistence of people from a variety of races, classes and genders....

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