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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter September 28, 2023

Sept. 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage month. It is also independence day for several Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Originally,...

Poster contributed by WEB.

“Beyond the Bare Minimum”: Power & Privilege Symposium reflections on accessibility

Sara Marshall, News Reporter February 17, 2022

Led by Co-Executive Directors Tejashree Jadhav ‘24 and Ilse Spiropoulos ‘23, the tenth annual Power and Privilege Symposium (P&P) is set to kick off on Feb. 22, 2022 with guest artist and performer,...

New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

New Orientation Prepares Incoming FGWC Students

Andy Monserud September 10, 2015
Whitman held a special orientation for first-generation and working class (FGWC) students on the week of July 11-15. 32 first-year FGWC students were given a week on campus to take sample classes from Whitman professors and gain an understanding of the on-campus resources available to students.
Photo contributed by Vikki Madden.

College adviser to visit campus, discuss FGWC experiences

Lane Barton November 13, 2014
In an effort to continue discussions concerning accessibility and support for First Generation and Working Class (FGWC) students, Whitman College will bring guest speaker Vicki Madden to campus on November 17th and 18th.
Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges

Shelly Le May 1, 2014
Unlike other signifiers of identity, "first generation" comes attached to a diverse spectrum of backgrounds. Many who identify as first generation struggle at college with family finances, varying levels of cultural capital and feelings of isolation. However, not all do, and the phrase “first generation and working class” isn’t necessarily all-encompassing.

College Provides More Support For FGWC Students

Drew Edmonds May 1, 2014
The current first-year class has the largest number of first-generation students that Whitman has ever seen, a trend accompanied by increasing administrative involvement in promoting conversations about socioeconomic diversity.
Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Emily Lin-Jones May 1, 2014
Navigating the ups and downs of financial aid from semester to semester can pose a significant challenge for FGWC students, even with support from the Office of Financial Aid itself.
Faculty Embrace First-Generation Safe Zone Posters

Faculty Embrace First-Generation Safe Zone Posters

Helen Angell February 27, 2014
A new FGWC safe zone poster has been designed to help students recognize faculty who also identify as first generation and/or working class. These professors often act as unofficial mentors for FGWC students at Whitman.

Club Latino members attend Harvard conference

Emily Lin-Jones April 19, 2012
Four members of Whitman’s Club Latino traveled across the country to attend the 15th annual Harvard Latino Law, Policy and Business Conference in Cambridge, Mass. last Friday, April 13.
Ilustration by Peterson

Students unsure about new loan plan

Emily Lin-Jones November 17, 2011
President Obama's new plan to ease the burden of student loans may give some hope to eligible Whitman students and thousands of other indebted college students nationwide. The plan will go into effect in January 2012, lowering monthly payments and allowing students to consolidate their federal loans.
Credit: Faith Bernstein

Professors tackle “Class Warfare” for FGWC

Emily Lin-Jones October 20, 2011
Skotheim Chair of History David Schmitz and Professor of Politics and Paul Chair of Political Science Paul Apostolidis spoke to a nearly full house in Olin 130 on Sept. 13 on the topic of “Class Inequalities and Class Warfare." The panel was sponsored by First Generation/Working Class Whitman Students (FGWC) to educate Whitman students and Walla Walla community members about modern economic issues.
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