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A history of student activism for racial justice on campus

Piper Olsen, Feature Reporter

September 24, 2020

There has been an increased spotlight on contemporary issues of racial discrimination at Whitman, but current activists argue that we must not forget the legacy of unacknowledged work and demands of BIPOC leaders past.  On July 20, 2020, the Whitman Black Student Union President Hannah Paul ‘22*...

Letter of support for students of color issued by staff and faculty

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

March 1, 2020

In response to the hate crimes perpetrated against a Whitman student on Jan. 26 and Feb. 13, Kaitlyn G. Patia, a visiting assistant professor of rhetoric, writing and public discourse, sent a "Faculty/Staff Letter of Support for Students of Color at Whitman" to community and student listservs. As of...

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