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Are Whitties Open to Discussing the Military?

Whitman Junior Trung Vu served in the Marines prior to attending Whitman.
April 11, 2019

What’s it like to have ties to the military in a relatively small, liberal arts college environment? A few students at Whitman share in this very experience, and can attest to how it affects their interactions...

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Issue 3: Voices of the Community
September 24, 2013

Should the United States use air strikes against the Syrian Government?  Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they think about the US government using air strikes against...

Military Marriages Work Through Distance and Deployment

February 26, 2013

Many students make sacrifices to be in long-distance relationships when they come to school. But the distance becomes very difficult to maintain when the relationship turns into marriage, and their spouse...

Senior Leads Annual Drive for Letters of Gratitude

November 15, 2012

Senior Lea Baker wrote a letter to her boyfriend going through U.S. Army basic training every day of her freshman year. When he couldn't receive mail, she wrote to other soldiers deployed overseas––and...

Meet the new trainers in town

September 12, 2012

We are currently experiencing a fitness revolution; with better health education, people are exercising now more than ever. According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association...

Numbers in the News

November 3, 2011

13,000 Approximate number of service members discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. $200 million Cost of training replacements for these discharged members. 65,000 Estimated...

Gender studies roundtable explores sexuality in military

Credit: Marie von Hafften
November 3, 2011

    On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students gathered in Olin to participate in a conversation with three experts about masculinity in the military, the subject of this year's gender studies round-table...

Military is a crucial area for social and environmental progress

February 24, 2011

I don't think I'm going strongly against the Whitman grain when I say that I view the actions of the United States military and the enormity of our defense spending with skepticism. While I appreciate...

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