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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Exploring this year’s academic theme: Climate Reckonings, Climate Justice

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter November 4, 2021

Climate Reckonings, Climate Justice is this year’s academic theme, making it the centerpiece for various events and discussions throughout the year. The academic theme committee, composed of faculty...

Whitman ranks last in sustainability report compared to nine peers

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter October 22, 2020

Whitman College ranked last when compared to nine peer institutions in the Summer 2020 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System’s (STARS) Comparative Report. The report was developed by...

Elissa Brown is Whitman’s third sustainability coordinator following Tristan Sewell and Brandon Bishop.

Elissa Brown: taking on campus sustainability

Kate Grumbles, News Editor October 7, 2019

After former Campus Sustainability Coordinator Brandon Bishop’s departure last year, Whitman welcomed its third-ever campus sustainability coordinator in April of 2019 with the arrival of Elissa Brown....

Weighing In On Whitmans Food Waste

Weighing In On Whitman’s Food Waste

Kate Grumbles , Staff Reporter November 3, 2016
This past week, student representatives from the Campus Climate Coalition (CCC) and the ASWC Sustainability Committee, as well as a sustainability fellow from Bon Appétit organized “Weigh the Waste” events at Prentiss and Jewett dining halls.
Photo by Marra Clay.

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Georgia Lyon November 19, 2015

By the spring of 2016, some of Whitman’s physics students will have finished building a vertical axis wind turbine. The wind turbine, which will be located between Penrose Library and Harper Joy Theater,...

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici.

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Natalie Berg May 7, 2015

From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 272 students, faculty and staff members joined members of ASWC and Divest Whitman in a sit-in to protest the college's investments in fossil fuels. During the sit-in,...

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