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Students Explore the Best of the West

Thomas Meinzen

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

December 8, 2016

Semester in the West returned to campus last week to give their trip’s traditional Western Epiphanies. Western Epiphanies is not only  their final, but a chance for the public to know what they have been doing for an entire semester. This year’s students focused largely on the new portions of their tr...

Divestment refuels for spring

Natalie Berg

February 5, 2015

Though the Whitman College Board of Trustees stated the college will not divest from the fossil fuel industry, students in the Divest Whitman movement are still trying to change their minds. Students and faculty in favor of divestment hope the combination of the faculty resolution passed last week,...

Walla Walla’s Climate March Rallies for Action

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici

Lane Barton

September 21, 2014

While hundreds of thousands of people in cities around the world gathered on Sunday, Sept. 21 for the People's Climate March, a global movement calling for climate action, over 150 Whitman students, alumni and members of the greater Walla Walla community joined together to march in the local representation...

Letter from Divestment Movement to Whitman Board of Trustees

Shelly Le

April 10, 2014

This letter was authored by members of the Divest Whitman organization in response to the Whitman College Board of Trustees' decision to not divest the college's investments from fossil fuel companies.    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the Whitman College Board of Trustees: Thank you for ...

Whitman Seeks Sustainable Solutions at Conference

Whitman Seeks Sustainable Solutions at Conference

Lachlan Johnson

January 30, 2014

In an effort to find a way to focus and better coordinate Whitman College's sustainability project, Campus Sustainability Coordinator Tristan Sewell will lead a delegation of five students to the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. The conference, which will be held on Feb. 6 and 7 at Wester...

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Lorah Steichen

October 31, 2013

While many Whitman students spent the third weekend of October consumed in midterm studies, members of Campus Climate Challenge were off campus engaging in a weekend of activism. Eight students traveled to Pittsburgh, Penn. to attend Power Shift, a biannual national environmental youth activism confer...

Spotlight Fades From Divestment

Spotlight Fades From Divestment

Hannah Bartman

October 17, 2013

Zealous environmentalism and student activism meet head on in the international college campaign of divestment. The peak of this issue was reached at Whitman during environmental activist Bill McKibben's speech in May of the last school year. Students became impassioned and involved in the campaign for Whitman to divest...

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 from fossil fuels. The largest event held so far by Whitman's divestment movement, the march...

Whitties tackle conflict in Middle East, score big during IM Debate

Credit: Chaoyu Li

Kyle Howe

December 8, 2011

When most Whitties think of IM, they think of flying dodge balls, floating discs and blue t-shirts. One team that may be often overlooked is IM Debate, which holds three official events per year. The debating students at the annual tournament, held Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Hunter Foyer, ranged from first-years...

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