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Cultivating Difficult Dialogues

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

November 10, 2016

Ever feel as though your professors have forgotten what it’s like being a student? For several professors involved in Whitman’s Cultivating Difficult Dialogues program, that experience is fresh in their memories. Started in 2014 by Associate Dean for Faculty Development Lisa Perfetti and the C...

Accommodating Diversity In Critical Conversations

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist

October 1, 2015

We must make an effort to create spaces where the most essential voices aren't prevented from being present.

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor

October 1, 2015

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense…This new climate is slowly being institutionalized, and is affecting what can be said in the classroom, even as a basis for discussion...

ASWC Content Warning Resolution passed

Lane Barton

April 30, 2015

During their April 12 Senate meeting, ASWC passed a resolution calling for content or trigger warnings in the future Encounters syllabus. The resolution, which will require faculty approval in order to be implemented, was created in the hopes of preparing students for engagement in particularly difficult...

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