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Physical Plant Staff Defeats Another Winter

Physical Plant Staff Defeats Another Winter

Drew Edmonds

February 20, 2014

On Feb. 11, 2014, President George Bridges held a lunch to honor the heroic efforts of Physical Plant employees, specifically members of the grounds crew, during the past couple weeks of harsh winter conditions. The event served to commemorate all of the people who maintain campus behind the sc...

Organic Garden Weathers Winter, Waits for Spring

Organic Garden Weathers Winter, Waits for Spring

Lane Barton

February 20, 2014

With snow falling hard last week, many students had to adjust to the cold realities of winter in Walla Walla, but for the organic garden and its caretakers, this kind of snowfall is just another part of their seasonal cycle.  Due to the naturally cold winters in Walla Walla and the frequency...

Worm Composting Proves Unsustainable for Whitman

Worm Composting Proves Unsustainable for Whitman

Lachlan Johnson

October 3, 2013

After struggling to be maintained during school breaks, Whitman College's worm composting program closed its doors for good this September. The composting program was previously located behind Lyman Hall and attempted to process a limited portion of the two tons of food waste generated each day at the...

Whitman athletics goes green

Illustration: Binta Loos-Diallo

Sarah Debs

February 23, 2012

A little rain or frozen ground usually does not stop Whitman athletes from hitting the fields to kick around a soccer ball or toss a Frisbee. However, when athletes run on muddy fields, their concern is usually for the game, and not the turf. If it is too cold outside, the grass they run on is dormant and cannot heal itself.  Both landsca...

College Creek overflows

Credit: Faith Bernstein

Shelly Le

November 14, 2011

Whitman is generally a picturesque campus, with well maintained lawns and flowing fountains.   Last Sunday, Nov. 13, however, was a different story. Around 3:30 p.m., Landscape Supervisor Bob Biles received a call from a grounds crew employee notifying him that College Creek had overflown onto Park...

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