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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...

Hate crime incident sparks outrage

Grace Jackson, News Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Whitman College administration’s inaction in the face of a hate crime and racial bias incident on campus has sparked outrage among students.   The first incident occurred in the early hours of Jan. 26. A man and woman not associated with the college yelled a racial slur and pushed a black st...

Whitman College: Homebase for All

Infographic by Michelle Shin.

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

September 26, 2019

As Whitman's class of 2023 finishes up their first month of college, they also make history as the institution’s most diverse class yet. 425 students make up this class, coming from 34 states and 25 countries. Over one in four first-years identifies as a student of color, 11.2 percent as international s...

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