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Letter to the Editor: Hillel-Shalom clarifies misunderstanding around Convocation speech controversy

The Editors

November 13, 2014

Dear Whitman Community, We are writing because we believe there has been a misunderstanding with regard to the faculty address at convocation this year. Our concern about Professor Elyse Semerdjian's speech was not due solely to its content. We recognize that conversation regarding Israel/Palestine...

Hillel Builds Sukkah Despite School Restrictions, State Laws

Hillel Builds Sukkah Despite School Restrictions, State Laws

Lorah Steichen

October 3, 2013

If you walked past the Amphitheatre last week, you might have been perplexed by the roofless tent set up there. Members from Hillel-Shalom, the Jewish student organization on campus, set up the structure, called a sukkah, on Sunday, Sept. 22, in celebration of the holiday of Sukkot. Sukkot, a...

Dachau liberator makes history come alive


April 19, 2012

Seeing and hearing directly from an eyewitness can make history come alive. While we've all learned about the Holocaust in textbooks and class, not all of us have had the chance to listen to an eyewitness account from a concentration camp liberator. On Thursday, April 19, Whitman and Walla Walla community...

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