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Accessibility and Disability at Whitman

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

The word “disability” conjures up a multitude of subsequent phrases and ideas, most of which are limited to the framework within which disability has been talked about. Our own campus is home to a variety of students who identify as having some kind of disability — even if we seldom hear of it. ...

Op-Ed: Succeed, A Critical Analysis of the Whitman College Mission Statement

Christopher Reimann, Whitman College Junior

April 3, 2017

The Whitman College Mission Statement reads: Whitman College is committed to providing an excellent, well-rounded liberal arts and science undergraduate education. It is an independent, nonsectarian, and residential college. Whitman offers an ideal setting for rigorous learning and scholarship and encou...

Whitman’s higher ed snobbery can broaden horizons

Denali Elliot

January 29, 2015

Returning home this winter break, it appeared as though the people of my town had been transformed in my absence –– or more accurately, my view of them had been transformed during my time at Whitman College. And I wasn't sure it was for the better. I caught myself feeling superior to the drug addicts...

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