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Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Helen Angell March 13, 2014

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program...

Finally Settled

Serena Runyan January 30, 2014

I'm sitting in my apartment in Jerusalem, Israel, where I am studying abroad this semester at Hebrew University with the DOME program: Dynamics of the Middle East. I came here primarily for the academic...

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Julia Stone August 29, 2013

We met Manuel at the Juan Bosque Migrant Shelter, the only shelter open at night on either side of the border. Earlier that day, he had been dropped off by old school buses that had been converted by...

Arabic at Whitman

Sarah Cornett September 20, 2012

Mandarin, Spanish, English, Hindi, Arabic. These are the five most commonly spoken languages in the world, and Whitman consistently offers courses in three. While Hindi has never been offered at Whitman,...

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Secretary Clinton damages Middle East peace prospects

jamessledd November 8, 2009

If you've read a newspaper in the past 30 years, you've probably heard about trouble in the Middle East. In fact, you may have read about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict enough that you've entirely...

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