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Breaking: Board of Trustees Vote to Fully Divest Whitman College from the Fossil Fuel Industry

Alissa Antilla, Managing Editor

November 9, 2018

On Friday, November 9, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to fully divest Whitman College from the fossil fuel industry. “I think it’s a really powerful statement that we’re at least more committed than we used to be towards ethical investing," said senior Tyee Williams. "And that we do...

Renewal of the Vows: Whitman College and Fossil Fuels

Renewal of the Vows: Whitman College and Fossil Fuels

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017

This Thursday, Whitman College and Fossil Fuels will renew their wedding vows outside the Memorial Building. Divest Whitman, the club organizing the event, will hold a similar ceremony  to the one held three years ago, but with a politically charged guest list including Donald and Ivanka Trump, Direct...

Divest Whitman Moves in New Direction

Divest Whitman Moves in New Direction

Sarah Cornett

February 20, 2014

Despite the Board of Trustees stating in a letter released on Feb. 8 that Whitman will not divest from fossil fuel companies, the student group Divest Whitman hasn't lost sight of their goal for the college to divest.  The letter, which held that board members did not view divestment from fossil...

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