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Exploring Whitman’s endowment

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter October 15, 2020

Austerity measures instituted in response to budget shortfalls this year have brought attention to Whitman College’s 565.3 million dollar endowment. In response to a projected $19 million loss in revenue,...

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Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Sam Chapman May 13, 2013

At Whitman, ideals are one thing you can always count on finding somewhere. There is no shortage of people who believe strongly in something––in the end of rape culture, the abolition of modern slavery,...

Encounters Classes Given Lesson in Activism

Encounters Classes Given Lesson in Activism

Lachlan Johnson May 2, 2013

On Monday, April 29, over 200 members of the Whitman and Walla Walla community came together amidst cries of "Now is the time!" In honor of nationally renowned environmental activist and author Bill...

Divestment March Turns Up Heat

Lachlan Johnson April 30, 2013

After listening to a speech by founder of the 350.org organization Bill McKibben, over 200 members of the Whitman community marched around campus chanting slogans in favor of divesting the college's endowment...

Student Panel Explores Divestment’s Potential and Risks

Lachlan Johnson April 6, 2013

A panel of students knowledgeable about the pros and cons of divestment testified before ASWC last Saturday, April 5 in order to better inform ASWC senators in anticipation of a resolution concerning divestment...

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman February 14, 2013

On March 15, 1986, Whitman's Board of Trustees voted on a divestment proposal for the first time. Students and faculty had both submitted resolutions urging the Board to remove companies from the college's...

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