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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Sustaining Engagement after the Power and Privilege Symposium

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter March 7, 2024

The annual Power and Privilege (P&P) Symposium was held on Thursday, Feb. 22. As usual, classes were canceled to encourage members of the Whitman community to attend the presentations. This year, there...

A history of student activism for racial justice on campus

Piper Olsen, Feature Reporter September 24, 2020

There has been an increased spotlight on contemporary issues of racial discrimination at Whitman, but current activists argue that we must not forget the legacy of unacknowledged work and demands of BIPOC...

Over 70 students expressed support for divestment from fossil fuels today by gathering at Memorial Building.  Photos by Marie von Hafften.

Divestment Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

Lachlan Johnson February 21, 2013
Campus Climate Challenge’s (CCC) campaign to encourage Whitman to divest from fossil fuels has gained traction on campus, but has met with new challenges as students and administrators disagree over the best way to use the investment to lower the burning of fossil fuels.

Struggle to stop sexual violence engenders artistic expression

Mallory Martin April 19, 2012
The stand against sexual violence on campus has taken a creative turn. With the "Take Back the Night" rally on Thursday, April 19 and the release of a new zine, "Breaking Ground," Whitman College students seek to combat sexual assault with artistic expression.

Uprising Across the Andes

Henry Gales August 8, 2011

August 6, 2011 I'm sitting 980 meters above sea level, just below the summit of Mendoza's Cerro de la Gloria. Directly ahead lies the Cordillera de los Andes, and a fairly tranquil scene. The same however,...

Bursting with Life

Henry Gales August 8, 2011

August 4, 2011 Physically, the campus of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo is a very depressing place, a world away from Whitman College's lush, manicured grounds. The buildings are hideous and run-down,...

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