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Newly reopened Cleveland Commons strives to increase sustainability

Ross Koller, Reporter September 30, 2021

Returning students and first-years alike may have noticed that the array of cutlery and plates at Cleveland Commons has been inconsistent this semester. At times students come in to find paper plates...

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....

Reconsidering Sustainability

Dana Walden, Opinion Columnist November 2, 2018

A few weeks ago, the Wire published a letter written by a former Whitman student, Vivian Voth, in which Voth details why she left Whitman. In her view, the college is not as sustainable as it could be,...

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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,...

Whitman Renovates Hall of Science to Comply with Standards

Whitman Renovates Hall of Science to Comply with Standards

Helen Angell March 6, 2014

The Hall of Science and Memorial Hall's heating and cooling system, as well as Whitman's irrigation infrastructure, are undergoing renovations this semester in order to comply with national environmental...

Meet Tristan Sewell, Whitman’s New Sustainability Coordinator

Dylan Tull August 6, 2013

While Whitman students have a reputation for being environmentally forward thinking, there has never been a permanent staff member to harness that passion on a wider scale in terms of school policy and...

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