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Omicron variant: African countries are not your scapegoats

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist December 9, 2021

By now, you’ve probably heard about the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Scientists in South Africa were the first to announce that they had identified the variant on Nov. 24, 2021 and after that, other...

Op-Ed: What do we want? “Diversity.” When do we want it? “After cost-benefit analysis.”

October 28, 2015

The following is an Op-Ed submitted by Assistant Professor of Economics Jennifer Cohen, who is a member of the Global Studies Initiative Steering Committee. Two parallel events are in process this week....

Rhino Poaching - No End in Sight

Rhino Poaching – No End in Sight

Jessica Parker October 19, 2014

Rhinos have been killed, their horns taken for aesthetic and pseudo-medicinal properties for thousands of years. Many different groups of people throughout history used rhino horn for different things....

Obamas pro-coup politics must be condemned

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

October 18, 2012

This column was contributed by Henry Gales '13 On Feb. 29, 2004, U.S. military personnel put Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide onto a plane and flew him to the Central African Republic. After...

Whitman alum’s ‘RAPtivism’ album spreads positive message worldwide

Alex Hagen April 5, 2012

RAPtivism, a hip-hop album by Whitman alumna Aisha Fukushima '09, has finally been released after years of traveling, recording and post-production. Fukushima, who was able to produce the album thanks...

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