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Emission Control

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017

Bishop entered his position in September with the express goal of ensuring the college’s progress toward the Climate Action Plan it adopted last May. That plan aims toward total carbon neutrality by 2050 through a combination of emissions reductions and carbon offsets.

New Sustainability Coordinator Shares Vision

New Sustainability Coordinator Shares Vision

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016

During the past two months a new face has been on campus. The new Sustainability Coordinator, Brandon Bishop, began work this year on the implementation of the Climate Action Plan and on centralizing the sustainability movement on campus. The Climate Action Plan—approved last spring by the Board of Trust...

College considers socially responsible investing

Ellen Ivens-Duran

January 28, 2016

In response to student pressure, Whitman’s administration announced the formation of the Divestment Policy Working Group via email on Tuesday.

Administration considers socially responsible investing

Ellen Ivens-Duran

November 5, 2015

Whitman students have never had a firm grasp on where the college’s money is invested, much less any say in the College’s financial practices. That may be about to change.

Divestment creates Responsible Endowment Fund

Divestment creates Responsible Endowment Fund

Andy Monserud

October 1, 2015

With countless Whitman alumni on campus for class reunions last weekend, Divest Whitman promoted their new Responsible Endowment Fund, which enables alumni and other donors to show monetary support for the group.

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate

Natalie Berg

May 7, 2015

From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 272 students, faculty and staff members joined members of ASWC and Divest Whitman in a sit-in to protest the college's investments in fossil fuels. During the sit-in, ASWC President senior Tatiana Kaehler presented the recently-passed ASWC Resolution to the Boa...

Divestment student referendum

Divestment student referendum

Natalie Berg

March 5, 2015

An ASWC student referendum on support for fossil fuel divestment was put to a vote on Tuesday, March 3. The resolution passed with strong support, with 85.39 percent of voters voting "yes." More than half of the student body voted on the resolution, with 849 total votes, or a 55.6 percent turnout. Acc...

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