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Budget Turmoil Risks Cutting Aid Partnership in Guatemala

Budget Turmoil Risks Cutting Aid Partnership in Guatemala

Lachlan Johnson October 31, 2013

Every summer Whitman Direct Action (WDA) travels to Guatemala to research economic development and humanitarian aid, but this tradition may soon come to an end. Ambivalence from members of the ASWC...

GlobeMed Thailand trip raises international unaccompanied student travel questions

Rachel Alexander April 19, 2012

This summer, three Whitman students will travel to Thailand to work on a women's health project. As members of GlobeMed, they have partnered with a group called the Burmese Women's Union, which strives...

WDA’s funding reminds Whitman students of available resources

April 5, 2012

This column was authored by junior Anna Murveit with sophomore Sean McNulty contributing. Last Sunday, the ASWC senate approved a nearly $8,000 funding request for Whitman Direct Action's annual two-month...

Curt Bowen ’08 speaks about Semilla Nueva, non-profit work

Dylan Tull December 8, 2011

Whitman alumni Curt Bowen '08 and Joseph Bornstein '08 work with farmers in rural communities in Guatemala, one of the most malnourished countries in Central America, and in three short years built from...

Credit: Marin Axtell

Luz Rivera captivates, inspires during lecture about social change in Mexico

Dylan Tull November 17, 2011

Not since the Vietnam era have social grassroots movements been featured as prominently in the world media as right now, as evidenced by the coverage of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring. Activist...

Contributed by: Monica Simmons

WDA summer trip to Guatemala builds trust, gathers info

Rose Woodbury September 15, 2011

The term "sustainable development" is associated with words such as volunteerism, service and internationalism.   This summer, five Whitman students worked to understand the difference between these abstract...

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