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Letter to the Editor: Hillel-Shalom clarifies misunderstanding around Convocation speech controversy

The Editors

November 13, 2014

Dear Whitman Community, We are writing because we believe there has been a misunderstanding with regard to the faculty address at convocation this year. Our concern about Professor Elyse Semerdjian's speech was not due solely to its content. We recognize that conversation regarding Israel/Palestine...

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

May 13, 2013

This column was contributed by Marcial Díaz Mejía '13. My first year, I had a pro-Palestine picture on my wall. Someone in my section saw it and asked me why I had it up. I explained my position. Later, that same person told that I should probably remove it from my wall, as another section-mate could get offended. I refused, explaining that this was one of the re...

Recent violence prompts question of which lives matter

November 29, 2012

This column was contributed by Lesly, '13 Who may be killed without repercussion, without significant outcry from the international community? What sort of lives––or nonlives, rather––are disposable? Despite the establishment of a universal code of human rights after the horrors of World War II and th...

Secretary Clinton damages Middle East peace prospects

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 dismissed it. But it's still going on, and the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority are s...

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