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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Whitman Wire

Thomas Meinzen

Students Explore the Best of the West

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...

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...

Photo by Annabelle Marcovici

Walla Walla’s Climate March Rallies for Action

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...

Letter from Divestment Movement to Whitman Board of Trustees

Shelly Le April 10, 2014
Members of the Divest Whitman formally respond to the Whitman College Board of Trustees' decision to not divest the college's investments from fossil fuel companies.
Whitman Seeks Sustainable Solutions at Conference

Whitman Seeks Sustainable Solutions at Conference

Lachlan Johnson January 30, 2014
In an effort to focus campus sustainability efforts and learn from peer institutions, Campus Sustainability Coordinator Tristan Sewell will travel with five Whitman students to the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Whitman is co-sponsoring the event, which will take place at Western Washington University.
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 conference organized by the Energy Action Coalition.
Spotlight Fades From Divestment

Spotlight Fades From Divestment

Hannah Bartman October 17, 2013
Second semester of last year, the divestment movement received significant attention on campus. Now, the messages and publicity seemed to have faded.

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 energized supporters of the movement and built upon momentum the movement has built over the semester.
Credit: Chaoyu Li

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

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 only a few official events per year.
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