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“I will not, I must not, I cannot, forget their stories”: Markeisha Miner speaks on underrepresented lawyers

Cornell Law School Dean of Students, Markeisha Miner, presents on the contributions of underrepresented and marginalized lawyers. Photo by Thomas Lemoine

Jessica Lilly, News Reporter

March 5, 2020

Dean of Students at Cornell Law School, Markeisha Miner, visited Whitman campus on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The result of a collaboration between the Intercultural Center programming for Black History Month, the Student Engagement Center and Whitman's pre-law advising initiative, Miner's visit gave students ins...

Revenge Porn Lawyer Comes to Whitman Campus

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

April 13, 2017

Carrie Goldberg runs a legal practice in Brooklyn that specializes in sexual abuse and privacy, or going after “assholes,” as she recently put it at a lunch with Whitman students interested in law. Her star has risen in past years, as she has become a prominent and successful advocate for victims...

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...

Negative contacts skew police, student views

Illustration by Eduardo Vazquez

Hannah Bartman

May 2, 2013

Whitman students and Walla Walla police officers aren't often at odds with each other, but when the police do get called in, students are not usually in their best form. While the majority of students see the police as helpful and well-meaning, weekend interactions with law enforcement may provi...

Birds Receive Protection, Face Mammalian Threats

A hawk soars over Walla Walla.

Hannah Bartman

February 7, 2013

Walla Walla's populated mix of progressive college students, farmers and small town families is also home to a group of unacknowledged individuals: birds. 10 years ago, Walla Walla was dubbed by the city as a "bird sanctuary," forbidding the hunting and harassment of native bird species within city limits. According to the law, "No person...

Freedom of speech extends to video games

Blair Hanley Frank

November 18, 2010

Saying that video games are controversial is a rather serious understatement. State governments all over our country have tried to ban the sale of "violent" games to minors for quite some time. For the most part, the proposed laws have all been struck down in court. Until recently, the Supreme Court...

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