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STEM and the liberal arts

Gavin Victor, Columnist May 13, 2020

In “This Is Water,” David Foster Wallace writes, “there are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, ‘Morning,...

In Defense of the Board of Trustees

Marra Clay, Publisher May 4, 2017

The Board of Trustees made a mistake. They grew the faculty too much, too quickly over the last few years, and now are needing to make cuts, which they are doing by not renewing certain tenure track positions...

Op-Ed: Open Letter To Whitman Board of Trustees

Matt Reynolds, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Art History and Visual Culture Studies April 10, 2017

An Open Letter to the Whitman College Board of Trustees: In a famous scene from the 1984 film Amadeus, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart confronts his patron, the Emperor Joseph II, who has just seen...

Infographic by Peter Eberle.

Struggles in STEM

Whitman grapples with underrepresentation in sciences, math
Photo by Anna Dawson

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Marra Clay, Publisher April 7, 2016
Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenberger '97, a first-generation educator astronaut, returned to Whitman to speak about Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) education
STEM pressure shouldn't decide women's futures

STEM pressure shouldn’t decide women’s futures

Hillary Smith September 25, 2014

Illustration by Emma Rust. First, I want to say that science fascinates me. It and the other fields in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) are crucial to society's development and maintenance. A...

Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity

Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity

Anuradha Lingappa February 13, 2014

At first glance, the Hall of Science, with its fancy chemistry equipment, lecture halls with built-in computer desks and display cases of taxidermy animals, might seem like it has something for everyone. However,...

Illustration: Alex Bailey

‘Booth babes’ trivialize women’s role in technology

Blair Hanley Frank February 16, 2012

Booth babes have to go. It pains me to be saying this in the year 2012, but it's time for the technology and public relations industries to collectively grow up and realize that hiring models to walk...

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