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Whitman alumni speak on racism in the workplace

Photo contributed by Kimberly Rolfe.

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Student Engagement Center (SEC), The Intercultural Center (IC) and the Race, Violence and Health committee welcomed three Whitman alumni over Zoom to discuss their experiences with racism and the workplace. The panel featured Sarah Claxton Deming ‘10, a San Francisco B...

College Addresses Student Food Insecurity

College Addresses Student Food Insecurity

Rhone Grajcar, News Reporter

April 4, 2018

The Food Pantry, a collaborative project of the Intercultural Center (IC) and the Office of the Dean of Students, recently opened in time for Spring Break. The resource was designed to address student food insecurity. “[It was] frequented many times over break,” IC Program Advisor Jennifer Lopez...

Kazi Joshua Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs / Chief Diversity Officer

Sam Jacobson

October 16, 2014

Whitman has appointed Kazi Joshua to the newly created position of associate dean for intercultural affairs and chief diversity officer. Joshua's position will greatly expand upon the existing position of director of the Intercultural Center when he enters it in January. The position was created in late...

College Provides More Support For FGWC Students

Drew Edmonds

May 1, 2014

Shelly Le contributed additional reporting. While most Whitman College students come from upper and middle class families where at least one parent has graduated from college, a growing population of first-generation college students attends Whitman. The current first-year class has the largest number o...

Anti-Racism Coalition Prepares for Spring

Lachlan Johnson

December 12, 2013

Efforts by students, staff and faculty to confront racism on campus have continued in the three-week period between Thanksgiving and Winter Break. Student organizers have come together to form the Coalition Against Racism Everywhere, faculty have passed a motion to cancel classes for a day next spring...

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Lachlan Johnson

November 21, 2013

Outrage at specific incidents of racism has evolved into demands for decisive action on campus, putting pressure on Whitman's administration to instigate change. Since students rallied at Memorial Hall to present a letter to the Board of Trustees' Diversity Committee on Nov. 7, two separate events have been held to discuss ra...

Esteemed Federal Judges Demonstrate Possibility of Success in Legal Field

Esteemed Federal Judges Demonstrate Possibility of Success in Legal Field

Lorah Steichen

October 9, 2013

Last Friday, Oct. 4, students interested in law traded their casual attire for their finest formal dress in order to attend a lunch with three of the most distinguished federal judges on the West Coast. The lunch was an interactive question and answer session held in Memorial 331, where Whitman stu...

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Lachlan Johnson

February 27, 2013

Members of the Whitman and Walla Walla community filled the Glover Alston Center on Monday, Feb. 25 to hear storyteller Kathya Alexander speak about the civil rights movement. Drawing on both her personal experience growing up during the civil rights era as well as her work as a writer, actor, poet and playwright, Alexander prese...

General Campus Resources

Shelly Le

February 14, 2013

Whitman Health Center Whitman's health center runs 24 hours a day and offers a range of services that include in-house lab testing, vaccines and travel health assistance, physical and massage therapy, and HIV and STD testing, among others. Limited general physcian hours for spring 2013 semeste...

Senior Starts Club for Multi-Ethnic Students

Chloe Kinsey and Joanna

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

January 31, 2013

There are a variety of places to celebrate cultural diversity on Whitman campus. The Intercultural Center and certain clubs provide opportunities for students to take pride in their racial identities, yet Whitman lacks a space where students can examine what it means to belong to multiple cultures at...

Lecture by veteran marks anniversary of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal

Lachlan Johnson

September 20, 2012

This evening, Thursday, Sept. 20, army veteran Rob Smith will speak in Maxey Auditorium at 7 to mark the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Because of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Smith concealed his sexuality for five years while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Kuwait....

Olga Loya’s stories bring multicultural spice to campus

Emma Dahl

September 20, 2012

Olga Loya, a nationally known storyteller, will be coming to campus, performing Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Olin Hall 130 at 7:00 p.m. Loya, who grew up in East Los Angeles with her Mexican grandmother and father, is well known for her unique style that combines the English and Spanish languages. This blend...

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