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Q&A with Whitman’s 2021 commencement speaker: Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold ’06

Lena Friedman, Staff Reporter May 6, 2021

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is set to speak in person at the college’s spring commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 23.  After graduating from Whitman in 2006 with a BA in politics and...

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Georgia voter suppression bill reaching new lows

Conor Bartol, Starch Advocate for Potatoes April 9, 2021

Georgia lawmakers are facing intense criticism this week for another voter suppression bill. The last one was lambasted for being a tool to prevent people from voting, even going so far as to outlaw...

A zero-sum game: The democratic politics of voter suppression

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist March 18, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness of voter accessibility, the 2020 election created opportunities for more voter turnout and participation. However, the election simultaneously gave...

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Upcoming event: “Becoming a Voting Rights Activist”

Sean Gannon, News Editor October 7, 2020

Whitman Votes will hold their first event of the semester, “Becoming a Voting Rights Activist,” this Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. over Zoom. The club is Whitman’s chapter of the national,...

Care to Vote?

Dani Schlenker, Opinion Columnist September 23, 2018

Have you ever complained or made negative comments about our current governmental administration? If so, are you over 18? Are you registered to vote? Unless you are an international or otherwise undocumented...

State of the State combines research, community outreach

Rachel Alexander January 26, 2012

On Friday when classes start to wind down, most Whitman students start planning their weekend activities: hanging out, going to parties or catching up on homework. For a group of 16 students, however,...

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