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Untold stories of Power and Privilege

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter March 2, 2023

Every year, students get the opportunity to be educators at the Power & Privilege Symposium (P&P). They get to tell their stories: what they’ve learned, what they’ve experienced and what these...

Black History Month at Whitman kicks off with presentation on code-switching

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter February 9, 2023

Since 1969, the U.S. has celebrated Black History Month every February. The month is a time to remember key people and events in Black history. The annual celebration was first started by Black students...

Lunar New Year shooting in Monterey Park, CA

Charlotte Wilken, News Reporter February 2, 2023

Following a Lunar New Year celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, gunfire erupted, leaving 11 people dead and nine injured.  After the shooting,...

Photo by Sofia Del Fiol.

Culture and community: Whitman celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter October 20, 2022

A collaborative event between the Intercultural Center (IC) and Whitman Events Board (WEB) celebrated Hispanic Heritage month with an evening brightened by lively music, dancing and delicious food....

“The Woman King”: Sensationalism vs. truth

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter September 29, 2022

The newly released movie "The Woman King" has sparked discussion at Whitman and around the world after receiving mixed reviews days after being released. The movie follows the story of the Agojie, a troop...

Whitman So White! breathes new life into Students and Alumni of Color Coalition with networking event

Whitman So White! breathes new life into Students and Alumni of Color Coalition with networking event

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor October 28, 2021

Last week, the Whitman So White! podcast held a virtual networking event for students and alumni of color. The event marked the beginning of an effort by junior Elea Besse and senior Jasmine Razeghi, the...

Photo contributed by Aziz Sahbazovic.

Whitman community shares coming out stories at virtual Break the Closet Week

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter November 25, 2020

Celebrating coming out has gone virtual with Whitman College’s first ever Breaking the Closet Week. The week was organized by the Intercultural Center and featured two panels featuring LGBTQ+ students,...

Photo contributed by Kimberly Rolfe.

Whitman alumni speak on racism in the workplace

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...

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...

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 2013 as Whitman looked for someone who could work with students, faculty and the administration when it came to engaging in discussions and solutions to the problems of diversity, while simultaneously overseeing the Intercultural Center.

College Provides More Support For FGWC Students

Drew Edmonds May 1, 2014
The current first-year class has the largest number of first-generation students that Whitman has ever seen, a trend accompanied by increasing administrative involvement in promoting conversations about socioeconomic diversity.

Anti-Racism Coalition Prepares for Spring

Lachlan Johnson December 12, 2013
Efforts by students, staff and faculty to confront racism on campus have continued after the rally against racism and other recent events. Student organizers have come together to form the Coalition Against Racism Everywhere, and the Intercultural Center is bringing civil rights leader Diane Nash, one of the lead organizers of the Freedom Riders campaign, to campus for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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