Whitman Wire

More Hate Speech Flyers in Penrose

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The recent discovery of hundreds of hate speech flyers found in Penrose Library was met promptly by Whitman staff. President Kathy Murray sent an email to the campus community on the issue, and library staff have been working to locate and remove remaining flyers Dalia Corkrum, the Library Director,...

To Thrive and Flourish

To Thrive and Flourish

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2018


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He wears purple socks with bright red polka dots and matching bow tie as he sits over the arm of a chair and drinks coffee out of a Mason jar. Posters cover the walls of his office. One photograph is of students marching for gun reform, another of NFL players protesting the national anthem. Interim...

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Murray joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Claire Ommen, News Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Whitman College President, Kathy Murray, recently joined the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. The Presidents’ Alliance is an alliance of leaders of American colleges and universities that advocates collectively for Dreamer, immigrant, undocumented, and international students. According...

Dialogue and Difference: Race and Ethnic Studies Class Leans Into Discomfort

Dialogue and Difference: Race and Ethnic Studies Class Leans Into Discomfort

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Each Monday night from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 19 students take part in a class offered for the first time at Whitman called “Dialogue, Difference, and Social Justice.” This class explores how different aspects of identity, such as class, race and gender impact our social interactions with each oth...

All Four Years: Diversity Work at Whitman

All Four Years: Diversity Work at Whitman

Martina Pansze, Editor-in-Chief

January 25, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

Despite the fact that the meaning of the word “diversity” has become murky from years of imprecision and tired overuse, it remains firmly planted in the limelight.

Global Studies Initiative Revamped

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter

December 5, 2017


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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...

Students Assemble for Change

Students Assemble for Change

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This past Saturday, October 28, Whitman hosted the first ever Change Now conference for students of color and underrepresented student groups in the Pacific Northwest. The conference lasted from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, with students from ten colleges from across the Pacific Northwest. T...

Town Hall Considers Question of Free Speech

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS

ASWC’s first town hall of the year saw Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Kazi Joshua, Dean of Students Darren Mooko and Dean of Faculty Melissa Clearfield start a discussion about free speech on campus. In light of recent riots at colleges in response to alt-right speakers, such as at UC Berkeley,...

The Symposium Chronicles

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert

February 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURE

Today  marks the fifth annual Power and Privilege Symposium, a day in which members of the Whitman community will gather to attend sessions led by students, faculty and community members on the themes of justice, diversity and inclusion. Symposiums of all sorts are nothing new to Whitman. Throughout...

Keeping Tenure on Track

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief

January 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Tenure evaluation guidelines modified to better-reflect “Whitman values”

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Feet crunching through the snow. Two friends, wrapped in blankets, cheerily huddled with their dog below an awning at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, shouted in support as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march solemnly passed. Augie - both declined to give their last names - said that it was his first...

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Whitman Discusses Immigration Policies

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Community, NEWS

On Monday Oct. 26, Wendy Hernandez, a local immigration lawyer, came to talk to the Borders as Methods group on campus. With Associate Dean for Intercultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Kazi Joshua acting as facilitator, an hour-long discussion on immigration was held. With this election containing some of the most polarizing and unpopular nominees in history, their stances on immigration were analyzed by the impact they would have locally.

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