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Whitman College: Homebase for All

Rosa Woolsey , News Reporter September 26, 2019

As Whitman's class of 2023 finishes up their first month of college, they also make history as the institution’s most diverse class yet. 425 students make up this class, coming from 34 states and 25...

Exclusion and the Decline of Greek Life

Alondra Contreras, Opinion Columnist May 3, 2018

What has been happening with Greek life this year? That is a great question and I know there has been many remarks about the way Greek life at Whitman has been handling certain situations. Last year, there...

Tokenization in Greek Life

Jordon Crawford, Columnist March 1, 2018

As an international student, my idea of Greek Life was very tainted. On one hand, you had the rich, stuck-up jocks who took pleasure in being called “Frat Boys” and in hazing pledges. On the other...

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What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor February 1, 2018

On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by...

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All Four Years: Diversity Work at Whitman

Martina Pansze, Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2018
Despite the fact that the meaning of the word “diversity” has become murky from years of imprecision and tired overuse, it remains firmly planted in the limelight.
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ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Erin Lopez, News Reporter November 15, 2017

ASWC has yet to make a decision on a piece of legislation that would make the Director of Diversity and Inclusion a voting member. Legislation has been drafted, support gained, but no decision has been...

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Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 17, 2017

In an elite and overwhelmingly white liberal arts college such as Whitman, there is always talk about how there should be more diversity, especially in terms of race and ethnicity. The college holds a...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter April 6, 2017

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s...

Theatre Department’s Unique “Echo Chamber” Project Breaks Boundaries

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer April 6, 2017

Turning frustration and disagreement into a compelling and powerful theater production was Whitman student Lud Brito’s project in putting together “Echo Chamber.” The production is a play that utilizes...

Op-Ed: Contributions to College Accessibility

Sean Hays, Whitman College Senior March 4, 2017

Here’s a fun little tidbit: I may have gotten into Whitman when I really shouldn’t have. Mad yet? Hold off on the pitchforks for just a second, and let me explain. One part of why this may have...

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Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer March 2, 2017

Excitement and an air of festivity filled the Reid Coffeehouse as performers took the stage to offer tastes of their cultures. This was the sixth annual InterNation Celebration, held on Saturday, Feb....

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Learning in another Language

Rina Cakrani, Columnist February 9, 2017

Seeing that Whitman has a cultural pluralism/language requirement and many students do in fact speak one or more languages other than their first language, I thought it would be interesting to give...

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