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

Lisa Perfetti and Kazi Joshua

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018

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...

Cultivating Difficult Dialogues

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

November 10, 2016

Ever feel as though your professors have forgotten what it’s like being a student? For several professors involved in Whitman’s Cultivating Difficult Dialogues program, that experience is fresh in their memories. Started in 2014 by Associate Dean for Faculty Development Lisa Perfetti and the C...

Community-Based Learning on the Rise

Community-Based Learning on the Rise

Evan Taylor

November 8, 2012

A rising topic within the world of Whitman academia is the development of a stronger community-based learning culture in classes. Both Associated Students of Whitman College and the Student Engagement Center are interested in expanding students' involvement with the Walla Walla community and beyond through community-based learning projects, which are aimed a...

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