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Who Rules the School? Trustees and Transparency

Lachlan Johnson
February 4, 2016
Filed under NEWS

This week a small group of powerful people will meet behind closed doors to decide the future of Whitman College, as the Board of Trustees hold one of their three annual meetings.

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Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Sara Platnick
February 4, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon visited campus for a course and sessions on human rights advocacy.

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Greek Representatives Seek to Prevent Low Level Harassment

February 4, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Greek life organizations are working with the Associated Students of Whitman College and administrators to fight sexual harassment in casual social settings.

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Gender pronoun selection now included in registration

Sara Platnick
January 28, 2016
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

Upon pre-registration for the Spring 2016 semester, in addition to common steps such as confirming their attendance and giving an emergency address, students for the first time ever could choose their preferred name and gender pronouns. These selections are visible to students’ professors and academic adv... Read more »

College considers socially responsible investing

Ellen Ivens-Duran
January 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

In response to student pressure, Whitman’s administration announced the formation of the Divestment Policy Working Group via email on Tuesday.

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Dr. Alzada Tipton to be next provost & dean of faculty

Dr. Alzada Tipton to be next provost & dean of faculty

Lachlan Johnson, News Editor and Investigative Director
January 28, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Provost & Dean of Faculty is the chief academic officer at the college, in charge of administering the academic program.

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Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Sarah Cornett
January 28, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A march, lecture, and day of service marked ways the Whitman community honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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March, speech, volunteer day to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Martin Luther King Jr. is to be celebrated on Whitman College’s campus through a march, keynote speaker, and service day this coming week.

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Whitman Socialist Front gathers comrades

Sara Platnick
December 10, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The Whitman Socialist Front plan to spread discussions of socialism across campus.

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