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Symposium Leaders Gather Ideas for 2016 Workshops

Symposium Leaders Gather Ideas for 2016 Workshops

Mikaela Slade, News Writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under NEWS

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. The Symposium is an annual event centered around discussions of issues like power dynamics, racial...

Race in Tech is Still an Issue

Blair Hanley Frank

April 4, 2013


Filed under OPINION

A couple months ago, Jamelle Bouie published a piece examining why it is that so many members of the tech press are white. What he said, essentially, is that the way the tech press is structured subtly excludes people of color, especially African-Americans and Latinos. Of course, the tech industry would ...

Culture of color blindness: Privilege hinders discussion of diversity

Culture of color blindness: Privilege hinders discussion of diversity

Emily Lin-Jones

April 26, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Like many of its peer institutions, Whitman doesn't hesitate to emphasize its commitment to diversity. Diversity is currently the focus of Whitman's application supplement writing prompt, and the word pervades much of the college's advertising literature. According to the Whitman website, the Whitman...

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