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Divestment: An Economic Perspective

Dani Schlenker, Opinion Columnist

November 9, 2018

During the height of the U.S. anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s, college students all across the nation protested university investment in companies that traded with or owned operations in South Africa. Due to increasing pressure from these students, many institutions divested from these companies ind...

Op-Ed: Open Letter To Whitman Board of Trustees

Matt Reynolds, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Art History and Visual Culture Studies

April 10, 2017

An Open Letter to the Whitman College Board of Trustees: In a famous scene from the 1984 film Amadeus, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart confronts his patron, the Emperor Joseph II, who has just seen a preview of the 1786 opera Le Nozze de Figaro. “A good effort,” the Emperor says to the eager...

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