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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman to install turf field despite environmental concerns

Whitman to install turf field despite environmental concerns

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Editor May 4, 2023

On March 5, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate passed a resolution urging the College to conduct an environmental review. Four months earlier, Whitman had announced plans to install...

ASWC candidates take the debate stage

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 13, 2023

On April 6, six candidates running for ASWC positions made the case for their election in the Reid Campus Center basement. The participants pulled out all the stops to convince voters to mark their name...

ASWC introduces Climate Action Resolution

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter February 23, 2023

On Feb. 5, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate passed a resolution to formally state the students’ position that climate action should be one of Whitman’s strategic priorities....

Illustration by Hayden Garner.

Walla Walla City Council debates reintroduction of plastic recycling

Katherine Ellis, News Reporter February 9, 2023

Walla Walla’s City Council is considering reinstating plastic recycling as a goal for sustainability.  Shane Prudente, Public Works Communications Coordinator and the main proponent for the reintroduction...

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.
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