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The Common Read Project: Sociological framing of “How to Be an Antiracist”

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2020

The first session of the Common Read Project that discussed Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist” occurred on Oct. 8. It was intended to help facilitate campus-wide conversations about the academic theme of Race, Violence and Health. Associate Professor of Sociology Gilbert Mireles provided a sociological perspective to help frame the group’s di...

Cassandra Otero Wins Governor’s Award

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017

Whitman Junior Cassandra Otero was recently honored with the Students Serving Washington Award as well as the Governor’s Award through the Campus Compact Washington organization. Campus Compact, specifically Students Serving Washington, is a branch of a national organization that recognizes students for their civil engagement and service...

Campus Climate Survey Offers A Starting Point

Georgia Lyon, News Editor

November 17, 2016

Numbers may add to Whitman’s ability to improve its campus climate. Last spring, students, faculty and staff at Whitman filled out the anonymous campus climate survey administered in February of 2016. The Whitman Inclusion Diversity and Equity council (WIDE) used the general format of the campus ...

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

"Class is invisible. You can dress and act a different way and no one would ever really know what you might be struggling with. First-generation students really are in an invisible category." As the adviser for Whitman's First Generation and Working Class Club, Professor of History Julie Charlip ...

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