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Whitman receives letter from FIRE on listserv moderation

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

May 18, 2020

The Whitman College administration received a letter from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) on Friday, May 1. The letter requested that the college end its prior review of messages submitted to the three main listservs (students, community and announcements). According to their...

Moderating the student listserv won’t solve anything

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor

April 17, 2020

If you are a Whitman student, then you’ve likely seen the conversation about online racism on the student listserv. If you are not a student, then this article might be coming out of left field, but I promise you, this is important. On Tuesday, April 7, a student sent an email to the student list...

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