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Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Georgie Lyon, News Editor

October 5, 2016

Live screenings of presidential debates have allowed more opportunities for Whitman students to contemplate how political rhetoric is an important component of American democracy. This year, the Politics and Rhetoric Departments teamed up to provide live screenings of the three presidential debates ...

Second Presidential Debate Provides Open Forum for Student Discussion

Evan Taylor

October 25, 2012

The Politics Department held a screening of the second presidential debate followed by a town hall discussion last Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Maxey Auditorium. Present at the discussion, moderated by Assistant Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey, were Whitman students and professors and Walla Walla residents. "It...

Campus Conservatives Club Opens Political Dialogue

Campus Conservatives Club Opens Political Dialogue

Sarah Cornett

October 25, 2012

It is no secret that Whitman is a predominantly liberal campus community. The vast majority of students identify with left-of-center political viewpoints, and oftentimes it can be difficult to find differing perspectives on political issues. Last year, a conservative student, sophomore (then first-ye...

They’re at it again: the presidential debates, round 2

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

October 16, 2012

Tuesday evening, students flocked to Maxey Hall to see President Barack Obama and his opponent, Mitt Romney, face off in their second debate of this election. Unlike their last encounter, Romney and Obama did not compete from behind the podium; instead, they stood surrounded by a small audience of common...

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