In light of recent news stories about the offensive use of blackface, Whitworth professor of history Dale Soden, P.h.D. gave a lecture on the racist history surrounding the topic and its current relevance.
With the AWSU assembly vote tied nine to nine, President Tersa Almaw served as a tiebreaker, voting in opposition of inviting Shapiro, a popular conservative commentator who was recently turned down by Gonzaga University.
“The Poor People’s Campaign,” said Mowery, “is a national organization that’s working to address what MLK, and then contemporaries, have identified as the four great systemic evils of America, which are poverty, militarism, racism and ecological devastation.”
“Smoking is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, not to mention what nicotine does to your brain when you vape,” [Nordling] said, also noting that there is no safe distance to avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
‘Oh, no no no, we are not going to go the route of the other universities and colleges, some of which who used to be strongly promoting a Christian mission and aren’t doing that anymore. We intend to maintain that mission and we have got a symbolic center to convey that.’
“It is challenging, we are not naive in any way. We live unfortunately in a very divided and divisive world, not just nation, but world. We know that our goal as Christians, and knowing the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion works, is that we need to prepare each other better and our students better to make a difference in this world.”
Whitworth was commended on “a strong and uniform sense of mission,” “the thoughtful, collaborative and productive work of faculty and staff through the shared governance structure,” and its “robust use of institutional research, information systems, data analytics, and mathematical models as well as its advanced work related to data security.”
“It is like a college student's worst nightmare to get sick, because then you're like, ‘Oh, I can’t go to class, oh, I have no motivation to do my homework.’ So imagine that, but you don't have a place to live and don't know where your next meal is coming from,” Jackson said.