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Global Studies Initiative Revamp Receives Faculty Approval

Nick Maahs, News Reporter

March 6, 2018

The Global Studies Initiative has been revamped and approved by the faculty to resume operation after parts were placed on hold for external review during the 2016-2017 academic year. Starting in the fall, students who fulfill the program’s requirements will be able to have a “concentration” in Global S...

Global Studies Initiative Revamped

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter

December 5, 2017

After the completion of a yearlong external review, the Global Studies Steering Committee is ready to submit a series of proposals outlining the revamped Global Studies Initiative. GSI Director and Politics Professor Aaron Bobrow-Strain uses the tagline “Whitman to the World” to describe the program. H...

Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 29, 2016

No one has ever taken me very seriously when I’ve told them that I am a feminist. They usually say: ‘Oh, so you hate men?’ or something equally dismissive. And I am annoyed that I must always explain the concept of feminism and yet still many seem to not ‘get it’ or believe that as a feminist...

Whitman on the Map: 3 International Students Trace Their Journey to a New Home

Whitman on the Map: 3 International Students Trace Their Journey to a New Home

Kamna Shastri, Feature Writer

November 5, 2015

Three Whitman students trace their journey to Walla Walla.

Of Fireworks and Uncertain Futures: Stories from students from countries in conflict

Of Fireworks and Uncertain Futures: Stories from students from countries in conflict

Kamna Shastri

October 9, 2014

Tires scream as a car stops quickly, and Senior Hasan Ali remembers the car in Iraq that made the same sound before its passengers started shooting. Ali knows his gut reaction in those situations isn't the same as what he understands is actually happening. Still, it is challenging to separate his...

SFER Club Spreads the Word about Education on Campus

SFER Club Spreads the Word about Education on Campus

Josephine Adamski

April 24, 2014

Students For Education Reform is a national student-lead organization dedicated to spreading awareness about educational reform and education injustice. Whitman College's chapter was established with ASWC in the spring of 2013 by seniors Claire Collins and Sara Sonnenblick in order to create an outlet...

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Student Engagement Center Offers International Internship Grants

Daniel Kim

April 17, 2014

For the first time at Whitman College, the Student Engagement Center has distributed six internship grants to Whitman students pursuing internships abroad this upcoming summer. "This group of international interns [are] really pioneers in some way. They are really launching a high-level experim...

“Mi Col Ha-Olam”: A Month in Ulpan

Serena Runyan

February 23, 2014

It's become exceptionally beautiful and warm in Jerusalem the past few days, so as the weather changes and the academic semester begin, its become time to reflect on my month in Ulpan and shift to a new aspect of my time here. Ulpan is a rather intensive program in Israel to teach people Hebrew, and...

Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull

October 10, 2013

The tense, drawn-out government shutdown has entered into its 10th day, the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling looms ever closer and tensions have only increased between President Obama and the GOP. American citizens have been relegated to useless bystanders, turning the entire crisis into a frustratin...

UWC Alumni Head to Second West Coast Conference

Emily Lin-Jones

April 3, 2013

Last year Whitman held the first-ever United World Colleges (UWC) conference on the West Coast, organized by Whitman students in partnership with the college. This year the tradition will be continued with a three-day conference at the College of Idaho from April 5-7, which several Whitman students will...

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

Lachlan Johnson

November 8, 2012

Coming to college means leaving one's family and friends, but for some students it means leaving one's culture, language and country behind as well. International students come to Whitman knowing they will be in a place where very few people share their background and experiences. Though nearly all international students end up staying at the college for...

Beyond Borders Club Shifts Focus to Include Non-International Students

Dylan Tull

September 15, 2011

The Beyond Borders Club, formerly known as the International Students and Friends Club, has recently undergone a few pointed changes in order to expand the club's boundaries. The name and mission statement changes reflect the club's new drive to encourage non-international students to participate in...

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