Whitman Wire

Global Studies Initiative On Hold for 2016-17

October 28, 2015

The status of Whitman’s Global Studies Initiative in 2016-17 is uncertain after Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty Pat Spencer officially announced on Oct. 21 that faculty would not receive course releases for participating in certain parts of the initiative during this time.

Guest column: Debate suspension stifles critical thinking about discrimination

April 23, 2015

As a debater who is genderqueer, I found the suspension of the Debate Team devastating. Debate offered me a safe space where I could explore my identity. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the suspension is that the administration never bothered to learn about debate; they never came to a tournament,...

Debate team suspended for alcohol violations, allegations of misconduct

Lane Barton

April 16, 2015

Emily Lin-Jones and Andy Monserud contributed reporting. *Names have been changed at the request of sources. On April 9, the Whitman Debate team was suspended for a minimum of two years after an investigation by administration revealed violation of team and school policies. The investigation pri...

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