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

Photo contributed by Aziz Sahbazovic.
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,...

Whitman alumni speak on racism in the workplace

Photo contributed by Kimberly Rolfe.
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
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

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...

College Provides More Support For FGWC Students

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...

Anti-Racism Coalition Prepares for Spring

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...

Students Press for Action Against Racism

Students Press for Action Against Racism
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...

Esteemed Federal Judges Demonstrate Possibility of Success in Legal Field

Esteemed Federal Judges Demonstrate Possibility of Success in Legal Field
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....

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement
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...

General Campus Resources

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,...

Senior Starts Club for Multi-Ethnic Students

Chloe Kinsey and Joanna
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,...

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

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...

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