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Chloe Chapin redresses narratives of fashion in “Men in Movies: Masculinity and Material Culture”

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter March 11, 2021

From the confines of a small Washington, D.C., office, Chloe Chapin, a graduate student at Harvard University and a renowned costume designer, painter and teacher, delivered a guest lecture in Visiting...

From left to right, Associate Professor of French Jack Iverson, Associate Professor of Geology Kirsten Nicolaysen, Marc Go  ‘20, Senior Ad- junct Professor of English Jenna Terry, Assistant Director of Academic Resources Janet Mallen, Associate Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust and Erin Pahlke. Panelists discussed how their awareness of power and privilege in uenced their parenting decisions.

Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

Rylee Neville , Staff Reporter March 1, 2018

On February 22, 2018, the annual Power and Privilege Symposium invited students to examine systems of power in society and brought attention to the manifestation of racism and other forms of oppression...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Toxic Masculinity in the Gym

Alondra Contreras, Columnist February 15, 2018

Going to the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center has been full of interesting moments, and one that I can’t seem to shake off has been the toxic masculinity surrounding BFFC. As a woman, I often feel uncomfortable...

Gender Disparity in Service on Campus

Gender Disparity in Service on Campus

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter October 24, 2017

Community service at Whitman is a dramatically gendered affair. Of the 206 active members of campus service clubs, 83 percent identify as female. This disparity ebbs and flows through the membership of...

The Dangers of White Feminism

Rina Cakrani, Columnist April 6, 2017

I consider myself a feminist but I often find that the feminist movement is heading in a problematic direction nowadays. Modern feminism is often not intersectional; it leaves out many of the women’s...

Student shamed for not mentioning intersectionality in politics class

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor October 27, 2016

Late Thursday afternoon, sophomore Michael Johnson was reportedly publicly shamed when he failed to recognize the significance of intersectional identity in the context of his intro level race and ethnic...

Photo by Anna Dawson

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

Ellen Ivens-Duran April 28, 2016

If you wander into Memorial 331 on a Sunday night, you’re likely to find a room full of student representatives deep in discussion over the minutia of college policy and current issues. If you take a...

Climate Changes Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist February 11, 2016
At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.
Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Helen Angell April 1, 2014

In the 2013-2014 academic year, 45 percent of the Whitman faculty are female, but women make up only 36 percent of Whitman's tenured professors. The first female professor to achieve tenure was an astronomy...

Board of Trustees Meets to Address Diversity, Divestment

Sam Grainger-Shuba February 13, 2014

Whitman's Board of Trustees meets four times each year to discuss the state of the college. This Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6 and 7, they met again to discuss divestment and diversity. Due to student...

Illustration by Julie Peterson

How to Make a Rapist

Spencer Wharton April 4, 2013

(Content warning: This column discusses rape, rape culture and sexual assault.) Several weeks ago, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, the boys from Steubenville, Ohio who raped an unconscious girl,...

Illustration by Julie Peterson

Whitman and Mainstream Hip-Hop: Gender Battlegrounds

Matt Raymond March 21, 2013

1520 Sedgwick Avenue is, by most accounts, an unremarkable apartment complex: an imposing brick-and-steel reminder of New York's failures in public housing, a specter looming and mute cast over the Cross-Bronx...

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