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Pandemics, protests and politics: Melissa Harris-Perry delivers talk on race

Photo contributed by Peter Shultz.
November 19, 2020

The Race, Violence and Health academic theme group hosted a talk by Professor of Politics and International Affairs Melissa Harris-Perry entitled "Blackness 2020: Pandemic, Protest and Politics" on Monday,...

Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project Reaches Across Oceans

“Hanford Reach” is a multimedia installation in Maxey Museum addressing the connection between the Hanford plutonium production and the bombing on Nagasaki during WWII.
March 8, 2018

While August 9, 2020, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, may seem far in the future, Whitman College is already preparing its own contribution to the dialogue on the...

How to Curtail Free Speech Under the Guise of Defending It

December 7, 2017

In a forceful display of coordinated institutional authority, the November 16, 2017, issue of The Wire included an op-ed essay co-written by Whitman’s Chair of the Faculty, the Vice President for Enrollment...

Sharing Governance and Responsibility

November 14, 2017

In an effort to increase transparency and community participation, President Murray has taken to updating the campus on the content of meetings with the Board of Trustees. The most recent meeting marked...

Op-Ed: Faculty, Speak Up!

November 9, 2017

In his Op-Ed titled “Letter to the Faculty” on October 26, 2017, News Editor Chris Hankin asked the question: Why are faculty members reluctant to make on-the-record comments to The Wire on arguably...

Rabbani on Trump and the Fourth Estate

Photo by Natalie Mutter
October 18, 2017

Analyst and researcher Mouin Rabbani was brought to campus earlier this week for a talk entitled “Crisis In the Gulf and Middle East Transformations.” His talk examines the June 2017 calamity between...

Activism 101

Whitman faculty organize political action teach-inin
February 9, 2017

Whitman professors put on a political activism workshop in Olin Auditorium on Monday. Yann Dardonville, a first year Whitman student involved with Divest Whitman, said before the workshop that, “I...

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