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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
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Whitman Wire

Sustaining Engagement after the Power and Privilege Symposium

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter March 7, 2024

The annual Power and Privilege (P&P) Symposium was held on Thursday, Feb. 22. As usual, classes were canceled to encourage members of the Whitman community to attend the presentations. This year, there...

“Unmasking” Education and Entertainment at Power and Privilege 2024

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter February 22, 2024

On Thursday, Feb. 22, presenters will deliver lectures in Chism, Maxey and Reid for the 2024 Power and Privilege Symposium. This year’s theme, “Unmasked,” will draw attention to power dynamics on...

Linda Sarsour, Homegirl from Brooklyn Gives P&P Keynote

Linda Sarsour, ‘Homegirl from Brooklyn’ Gives P&P Keynote

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor February 22, 2024

Linda Sarsour, the 'homegirl from Brooklyn,' has one message for Whitman students: "This is not a sprint. It's a marathon." Sarsour, of all people, would know. Among her many roles, including the...

In skepticism of the DEI industry

Fielding Schaefer, Senior May 4, 2023

Writer’s note: in the spirit of public engagement, I welcome any criticism of the ideas in this piece. Ridicule on the sole basis that I am indeed a privileged white male may only strengthen the op-ed’s...

Power and Privilege: legacy, access and institutional barriers

Leo Cohen, Podcast Reporter February 23, 2023

Whitman’s first symposium on race relations occurred in Nov. 2006 following a party where students attended in blackface. Images circulated, the story became national news and conversation sparked regarding...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis

Crossfire: Power and Privilege attendance

Bex Heimbrock and Kaitlin Cho February 23, 2023

  The Problem with Power and Privilege - Bex Heimbrock The Power and Privilege Symposium (P&P) started, like most co-opted neoliberal phenomena, as a protest. Before P&P, in 2006,...

From the Archives: Symposium unites campus and attracts national attention (2006)

Chelsea Gilbert, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

This article originally appeared in the November 16, 2006 issue of the Whitman Pioneer. Editor's note: 17 years later, Power & Privilege will be celebrated on February 23, 2023 at Whitman College....

Wire Watch Feb. 19-25

Wire Watch Feb. 19-25

Gillian Mackay-Brown, Managing Editor February 16, 2023

The Lion in the Winter Feb 17-19 and 24-26, 7:30 p.m. (evening shows) and 2:00 p.m. (matinees), The Little Theatre Royal drama, power struggles and adultery - these are all themes that feature heavily...

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...

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