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Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Artwork featured in Collen Boken's '19 exhibition

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 19, 2018

This year’s David Nord Award, an annual prize given to students for projects addressing problems that queer communities face, went to junior Colleen Boken and alumna Anna Zheng. Each chose a creative project to pursue: Boken curated an art exhibition called “Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption”...

Whitman Welcomes a New Sexual Assault Victims Advocate

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2016

Hailey Powers, Whitman’s new Sexual Assault Victims Advocate, will begin work on campus this week. Employed by the local YWCA, a sexual assault and domestic violence response organization with a branch in Walla Walla, she will remain independent from Whitman College, even though her office will be l...

Maia Watkins: Addressing Rape Culture

Maia Watkins: Addressing Rape Culture

Maia Watkins

May 21, 2016

The following is an Op-Ed by junior Maia Watkins.  I’m Maia. You may know me as an artist, as a bread baker, the student that spammed the community listserv with Bernie emails, a cyclist, photographer, classmate, friend. I’m also a survivor of sexual assault. I’m angry. And that anger is ...

DaMa Opens “Woman in Art”

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

Juniors Lauren Benedict and Maia Watkins took part in an event to combat an all-too overlooked facet of feminism: the underrepresentation of women in the art world.

Diversity dialogue continues in art

Maia Watkins '17 displays her photographs in Fouts Center for the Visual Arts. Photo by Emily Volpert.

Linnaea Weld

October 23, 2014

While the initial upset to the findings on Whitman's economic diversity have died down, sophomore Maia Watkins has recently installed an art piece in the Fouts Center for the Visual Arts. Installed last weekend, the art piece consists of 32 student portraits hanging next to each participant's statement...

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