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Divestment Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

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. Students and administrators...

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 today, April 19 and the release of a new zine, "Breaking Ground," Whitman College students seek to combat sexual assault with artistic expression. Over the past month, Whitman has seen growing...

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, cannot be said for the other side of the Andes. Due west-in Santiago, Chile, tensions run high...

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, and in between them lies vast space filled only by brown grass and the occasional tree or bush. However,...

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