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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.
Brandon Bishop, Sustainability Coordinator. Photo by Henry Honzel.

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...

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.
Adyiam Kimbrough 1st year
Alya Bohr 1st year
Lorah Steichen 4th year
Thomas Meinzen 1st year

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.
Photo by Annabelle Marcovici.

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,...

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...

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