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Whitman receives letter from FIRE on listserv moderation

Alasdair Padman, News Editor May 18, 2020

The Whitman College administration received a letter from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) on Friday, May 1. The letter requested that the college end its prior review of messages...

Pio Past – ACLU President Defends Pornography

Ben Kunz, News Reporter March 29, 2018

The Pioneer published the following article in volume 107 issue 24 on May 1st, 1997. It was written by Jennifer Allen, a Staff Writer. “Censorship of pornography would be counterproductive to the...

How to Curtail Free Speech Under the Guise of Defending It

Paul Apostolidis, Shampa Biswas, Julie Charlip, Andrea Dobson, Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, Leena Knight, Thomas Knight, Bruce Magnusson, Gaurav Majumdar, Matthew Reynolds, Elyse Semerdjian, Jonathan Walters December 7, 2017

In a forceful display of coordinated institutional authority, the November 16, 2017, issue of The Wire included an op-ed essay co-written by Whitman’s Chair of the Faculty, the Vice President for Enrollment...

Pioneer Past: A history of activism

Maggie Chang, News Reporter November 1, 2017

On October 4, 1971, a Whitman alum sent the school newspaper (previously called The Pioneer) a letter urging the editor to denounce the students responsible for flying the school flag backwards on the...

ASWC President AnneMarie McCorvie. Photo by Gokay Abaci

ASWC President on Campus Free Speech

Erin Lopez, News Reporter October 30, 2017

On October 27, Wire Reporter Erin Lopez sat down with ASWC’s President AnnaMarie McCorvie ‘18 to discuss free speech on campus. What follows is a partial transcript from that conversation. Head to https://whitmanwire.com/...

Town Hall Considers Question of Free Speech

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter October 24, 2017

ASWC’s first town hall of the year saw Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Kazi Joshua, Dean of Students Darren Mooko and Dean of Faculty Melissa Clearfield start a discussion about free speech...

Good Intentions Make Good Morals

Good Intentions Make Good Morals

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist September 3, 2017

What’s the best argument you can come up with for not acting to redress moral wrongs? Maybe that moral responsibility is connected to culpability, and because you can’t be blamed for most of the world’s...

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Bill Landefeld November 14, 2013

Have you ever had a question that you didn't feel comfortable asking anybody? Well, I know that myself and many other Whitman students have. Luckily at Whitman, there is such a place that you can do...

Free Speech

Henry Gales August 5, 2011

Shortly after I arrived in Mendoza, Argentina, there was news from Argentina's northernmost province of Jujuy, 1,300 km. from Mendoza. A large group of peasants had begun occupying land owned by a wealthy...

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