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Teju Cole speaks on anti-racist work and liberation in Power & Privilege Keynote

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter February 25, 2021

Teju Cole, a Professor of Creative Writing at Harvard University and acclaimed author and photographer, kicked off Whitman’s 2021 Power & Privilege Symposium with a Keynote speech on Feb. 17.  He...

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...

Sophomores Maya Mohan and Hannah Paul sing at the karaoke event

Power and Privilege karaoke: Singing to create connections

Rohan Press , A&E Reporter December 5, 2019

There were smiles on students’ faces as first-year Nomonde Nyathi took to the Reid basement stage for the second time that evening — this time, for a karaoke rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold."  “It...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Bluewood excited to announce new technique for keeping students at P&P

Anthony Reale, Unofficial Bullhorn February 24, 2019

The Power & Privilege Symposium has partnered with Bluewood Ski Resort for the last 20 years now, after the discovery that some people use the day off to “shred the gnar.” P&P and the Ski Resort...

The Purpose of Power and Privilege

Alondra Contreras, Columnist March 1, 2018

Throughout my four years at Whitman I have asked this question more than once during the P&P Symposium season. As a woman of color, I often find myself doing more work than my white peers. The Power...

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.
Power and Privilege office hours. Photo by Keifer Nace

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....

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor October 1, 2015

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense…This new climate is slowly being...

Power and Privilege preview: Q&As with presenters

Jeremy Alexander February 5, 2015

Whitman College will host its third-annual Power and Privilege Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. All academic classes are cancelled for that day, so that students can attend different lectures and...

Power and Privilege Symposium: The past is ever present

Christy Carley February 5, 2015

On Feb. 19, all classes will be canceled for the third-annual Power and Privilege Symposium. The theme of this year's Symposium is "The Past is Ever Present: Unmasking Systems of Oppression and Inequality."...

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