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Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

On February 22, 2018, the annual Power and Privilege Symposium invited students to examine systems of power in society and brought attention to the manifestation of racism and other forms of oppression on Whitman’s campus. The Symposium covered a variety of topics that ranged from mental health at...

Reflecting on Race

Reflecting on Race

Christy Carley, News Editor

October 13, 2016

On Thursday evening the words of “We Shall Overcome” echoed across the steps of Penrose Library, while candles flickered in the dark. Members of the Whitman community gathered together to mourn the black lives lost to police brutality. The vigil, sponsored by Whitman’s Black Student Union (BSU) inclu...

Supporting Critical Engagement

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

February 18, 2016

Conversations on the subject of power and privilege need to happen year-round, and real action needs to follow up as a result.

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

North Bennett

February 15, 2016

The Pioneer previews four workshops from the 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium via a Q&A with workshop organizers.

Symposium Leaders Gather Ideas for 2016 Workshops

Symposium Leaders Gather Ideas for 2016 Workshops

Mikaela Slade, News Writer

October 22, 2015

Leaders of the 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium are preparing for the February event by speaking with students about possible panel topics, both in person during tabling events and via online applications. The Symposium is an annual event centered around discussions of issues like power dynamics, racial...

Symposium, WIDE Council discuss diversity

Symposium, WIDE Council discuss diversity

Lane Barton

February 26, 2015

Diversity has dominated campus discussion recently. This year's Power and Privilege Symposium occurred on Feb. 19, and the new Whitman College Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Council held its second-ever meeting on Feb. 23. The Power and Privilege Symposium, established last year in the wake of...

Senate Round Up April 6

Abby Seethoff

April 14, 2014

During its April 6 meeting, the ASWC Senate approved a finance request, recognized a club, and passed some legislation. After some debate, Club Latino's request for $1,600 (an increase from its original request for $1000) to send five students to the Rose City Salsa and Timba Festival in Portland pas...

ASWC Resolutions Address Symposium, Nontenured Faculty

Lachlan Johnson

April 10, 2014

The Associated Students of Whitman College considered two separate resolutions relating to next year's Power and Privilege Symposium during the senate meeting on Sunday, April 6. The first resolution, which would have confirmed the spring 2015 symposium, was set aside for further revisions due to inconsistencies...

Senate Round Up March 9

Abby Seethoff

March 12, 2014

At Sunday's meeting, the ASWC senate recognized two new clubs and confirmed the new heads of each campus media organization (CMO). ASWC recognized Running Club and HAPA club.  Running club meets twice a week for group runs and occasionally enters races together.  The Japanese word "hapa" original...

Power and Privilege Symposium Encourages Difficult Discussions

Power and Privilege Symposium Encourages Difficult Discussions

Helen Angell

February 20, 2014

The second annual Power and Privilege Symposium is today, Thursday, Feb. 20. The theme of this year's symposium is "Understanding Identity." Classes are canceled, and a variety of panels and workshops have been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  While the symposium is part of the ongoing effort to address i...

Power and Privilege Symposium Step in Right Direction

February 13, 2014

This guest column was contributed by Associate Professor of Sociology Helen Kim In mid-December, I, along with over 100 faculty members, attended a special faculty meeting to vote on a motion to cancel classes on Thursday, Feb. 20 in order to convene the Power and Privilege Symposium. Pen to paper...

Administration To Promote Race-Related Education

Lane Barton

February 13, 2014

Ever since the Rally Against Racism last fall provoked a campus-wide conversation about race, the Whitman administration has been keen to promote future discussions on the issue. Although the upcoming Power and Privilege Symposium provides an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to come together...

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