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The Master’s Tools: Overcoming the awkward in-between of theory and practice

Lee Thomas , Humor Writer May 12, 2022

As I near my senior year and the unnerving inevitability of graduating from college, I reflect on what I've been learning, thinking and doing in preparation for my life post-Whitman. As the college’s...

Approaching artistic advocacy: An hour with Aisha Fukushima ’09

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter March 3, 2022

Thirteen years after graduating from Whitman College and being involved in Power and Privilege as a student, Aisha Fukushima returned to campus to kick off this year's Power and Privilege Symposium. Fukushima’s...

Accessibility, land acknowledgement and P&P: A look into ASWC’s spring initiatives

Jessie Brandt, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

ASWC’s prioritized actions of late include campus-wide accessibility projects, authoring an Indigenous Peoples acknowledgment, deliberating Power & Privilege recommendations and introducing a new...

Photo contributed by Whitman Power and Priv

“By Any Means Necessary”: Whitman hosts first virtual Power & Privilege Symposium

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

Whitman hosted its first virtual Power & Privilege (P&P) Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 18. Following a keynote address from bestselling author, former photography critic and Harvard professor Teju...

Angela Davis opened Power & Privilege 2020 with a keynote speech on injustices in America. Photo contributed by Gotham Artists

Angela Davis kicks off Power & Privilege 2020

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter February 27, 2020

This year’s keynote speaker for the Power & Privilege Symposium was Angela Davis. Davis is known for her work as a political activist as a member of the communist and Black Panther parties. In 1970,...

Let’s make Power & Privilege longer

Sydney Bellon, Columnist February 27, 2020

Many people at Whitman share the opinion that the Power & Privilege Symposium is something that deserves more energy, effort and appreciation from those who are not involved in the event, including...

Students participate in a workshop at P&P, engaging in conversation about accessibility within outdoor recreation and the Outdoor Program. Photos by Thomas Lemoine

Dissecting accessibility within outdoor recreation

Ryder Brookes, Sports Reporter February 27, 2020

While many Whitman students benefit from the Outdoor Program (OP), many have questioned whether resources and trips are accessible and, if so, who benefits from them. This was the topic of a session held...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Should Power & Privilege be mandatory?

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor February 20, 2020

This year’s Power & Privilege (P&P) Symposium theme is “build bridges and not walls.” As you attend sessions and consider this structural metaphor, I would like you to think of the symposium’s...

From left to right, Associate Professor of French Jack Iverson, Associate Professor of Geology Kirsten Nicolaysen, Marc Go  ‘20, Senior Ad- junct Professor of English Jenna Terry, Assistant Director of Academic Resources Janet Mallen, Associate Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust and Erin Pahlke. Panelists discussed how their awareness of power and privilege in uenced their parenting decisions.

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...

Photo by Henry Honzel

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...

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.
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