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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
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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...

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...

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