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GSI Year-in Review

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter May 4, 2017

On October 21, 2015, then Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer announced that faculty would not be receiving course releases for their participation in the Global Studies Initiative. The decision effectively...

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Sheehan challenges Orientalism with “Scenes and Types”

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer February 11, 2016

Whitman sophomore William Monico had not attended any of the previous exhibitions in Olin Hall's Sheehan Gallery, but what he saw last Friday, at the reception for the Gallery's new "Scenes and Types"...

Visiting journalist Dawn Paley co-teaches course on media writing

Visiting journalist Dawn Paley co-teaches course on media writing

Sara Platnick November 17, 2015
Journalist Dawn Paley visited campus from Nov. 10-15 for a talk and a five day workshop on media writing.

Students Speak Out on Global Studies

Lane Barton November 5, 2015
An ASWC resolution and an open letter signed by over 300 students indicates a strong level of support for the Global Studies Initiative.

Board Editorial: Corporate Language Betrays Whitman’s Purpose

November 5, 2015
This institution is being run like a business, not a college.

Global Studies Initiative On Hold for 2016-17

October 28, 2015
The status of Whitman’s Global Studies Initiative in 2016-17 is uncertain after Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Pat Spencer officially announced on Oct. 21 that faculty would not receive course releases for participating in certain parts of the initiative during this time.

Op-Ed: What is Diversity?

October 28, 2015
The Global Studies Initiative has diversified the curriculum and co-curriculum, helped recruit and retain minority faculty members, and is organized by a committee composed of a disproportionate number of women faculty of color; i.e., it does good “diversity work.”

Op-Ed: What do we want? “Diversity.” When do we want it? “After cost-benefit analysis.”

October 28, 2015

The following is an Op-Ed submitted by Assistant Professor of Economics Jennifer Cohen, who is a member of the Global Studies Initiative Steering Committee. Two parallel events are in process this week....

4th Annual Global Studies Symposium explores “Places, Peripheries”

Emily Lin-Jones March 2, 2012

Students, faculty and community members gathered in Maxey Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 25 for Whitman's fourth annual Global Studies Symposium, a lecture event designed to promote discussion about globalization...

Salman Hameed and Shiloh Krupar listen to and address questions from the audience.  Credit: Marie Von Hafften

Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media

Will Gregg March 3, 2011

Uprisings in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries over the past few weeks have demonstrated the importance of spectacles in the international media. With these recent events in mind, speakers gathered...

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