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Lecture by veteran marks anniversary of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal

Lachlan Johnson

September 20, 2012

This evening, Thursday, Sept. 20, army veteran Rob Smith will speak in Maxey Auditorium at 7 to mark the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Because of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Smith concealed his sexuality for five years while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Kuwait....

Numbers in the News

Karah Kemmerly

November 3, 2011

13,000 Approximate number of service members discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. $200 million Cost of training replacements for these discharged members. 65,000 Estimated number of military personnel who aren't heterosexual. 50,000 Number of male veterans screened positive for "military sexual trauma" at ...

Gender studies roundtable explores sexuality in military

Gender studies roundtable explores sexuality in military

Sam Chapman

November 3, 2011

    On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students gathered in Olin to participate in a conversation with three experts about masculinity in the military, the subject of this year's gender studies round-table discussion. These experts were Zoë Wool, an Institute for Health doctoral fellow studyi...

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal could mean return of military recruiters to campus

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal could mean return of military recruiters to campus

Josh Goodman

January 27, 2011

With the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell signed into law on Dec. 22, 2010, the U.S. Military is now expected to end its longstanding policy barring lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers from serving openly. Once the policy change is official, it will also end the Associated Students of Whitman College's...

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