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Pandemics, protests and politics: Melissa Harris-Perry delivers talk on race

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November 19, 2020

The Race, Violence and Health academic theme group hosted a talk by Professor of Politics and International Affairs Melissa Harris-Perry entitled "Blackness 2020: Pandemic, Protest and Politics" on Monday,...

Out of balance together: Faculty juggle teaching and parenting

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October 8, 2020

When asked how she is balancing teaching with parenting young kids, Associate Professor of English Kisha Lewellyn Schlegel’s response was simple: “There is no balance.”  “As I type this email,...

Debate Reinstated

Parliamentary debate team will return fall of 2018.
April 13, 2017

Two years after the suspension of Whitman’s Debate Program in the wake of alcohol violations and allegations of gender discrimination, president Kathy Murray announced in an April 6 email that the college...

Susanne Beechey on Health Care

March 30, 2017

On March 24, 2017, House Republicans withdrew the American Health Care Act before it was put up for a vote. On Tuesday, March 28 Wire reporter Kate Grumbles spoke with Associate Professor of Politics Susanne...

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman
February 16, 2017
ASWC President Arthur Shemitz, Associate Dean of Students Juli Dunn and other members of the Whitman community are pushing for more gender inclusive bathrooms on campus, public restrooms that people of any gender or gender identity can use.

The 2016 Election: Where do we go from here?

Campus responds to election results
November 10, 2016
For the past day and a half, the Whitman community has been fixated with the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. While for many Trump’s victory evoked feelings of anger and disappointment, still a few on Whitman’s campus were in favor of the results. Nearly everyone, however, was surprised.

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season
October 5, 2016

Live screenings of presidential debates have allowed more opportunities for Whitman students to contemplate how political rhetoric is an important component of American democracy. This year, the Politics...

Second Presidential Debate Provides Open Forum for Student Discussion

October 25, 2012

The Politics Department held a screening of the second presidential debate followed by a town hall discussion last Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Maxey Auditorium. Present at the discussion, moderated by Assistant...

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

May 3, 2012

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends...

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