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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Megan Waldau

“For the Record” zine sparks conversations around Power & Privilege

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter March 3, 2020

The zine “For the Record: Official Internal Review of the 2019 Power & Privilege Symposium” was released and dispersed by an anonymous group of students in conjunction with the 2020 Power &...

Walla Walla and Whitman communities celebrate Unity Week with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Peace March, civil rights display, social justice training and a keynote address followed by a discussion.

Inaugural Unity Week promotes engagement in activism

Alasdair Padman and Emma Fletcher-Frazer February 6, 2020

Whitman College, in coordination with Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla residents, hosted its inaugural Unity Week – a week of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther...

Power and Privilege Symposium 2017

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor February 23, 2017

The class of 2017 will be the first for which the Power & Privilege Symposium has been a staple in the Whitman year, every year. It was before the 2014 event that faculty first voted to cancel class...

Image from The Pioneer, November, 2006.

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert February 22, 2017

Today  marks the fifth annual Power and Privilege Symposium, a day in which members of the Whitman community will gather to attend sessions led by students, faculty and community members on the themes...

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Speak Up and Act Out at Power and Privilege

Sara Platnick February 25, 2016
Classes were cancelled on Feb. 18 for Whitman community members to attend the 2016 Power & Privilege Symposium.
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 & Privilege afternoon preview

Christy Carley February 19, 2015
In emails to The Pioneer, symposium speakers and workshop leaders explained why members of the Whitman community should attend their events.
Power and Privilege Symposium Organizers Seek to Continue Dialogue Around Campus

Power and Privilege Symposium Organizers Seek to Continue Dialogue Around Campus

Lachlan Johnson February 27, 2014
The Power and Privilege Symposium held on Thursday, Feb. 20 was one of the most well-attended events at Whitman in recent memory. The majority of the Whitman community spent the day engaging in dialogue about issues of power, privilege and identity, as the faculty cancelled classes to ensure that all students had time to attend. While the symposium was extremely successful, activists hope to continue the dialogue it began in the weeks and months ahead.

Students Want More Open Conversations on Race

Anna Zheng February 13, 2014
Last semester, two Whitman students' Facebook conservation about cultural appropriation spiraled into an online debate about race on campus. This semester, many are reflecting on recent race-related incidents and their effects on the community.
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