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Faculty votes to maintain current grading system

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

After much discussion and debate surrounding the fate of Whitman College’s grading system during the COVID-19 pandemic and online distance-learning, the faculty has come to a decision. In short, the grading system will remain in its traditional A, B, C, D, F form. According to Faculty Chair a...

4th Annual Global Studies Symposium explores “Places, Peripheries”

Emily Lin-Jones

March 2, 2012

Students, faculty and community members gathered in Maxey Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 25 for Whitman's fourth annual Global Studies Symposium, a lecture event designed to promote discussion about globalization and global issues in the context of the liberal arts. The symposium is held through the...

Blogs infiltrate Whitman classrooms, students question effectiveness

Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen

Susanna Bowers

September 29, 2011

A few professors at Whitman have integrated blogging into their curriculum recently as a peer-editing tool or a replacement for journaling. Professors Kristy King and Lynn Sharp introduced blogging to Encounters this year, asking their students to post every few weeks regarding the reading material and comme...

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