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Big Idea Talks

Big Idea Talks

Maegan Nelson

April 11, 2013

For the past few weeks, several "Big Idea Talks" posters have been covering the campus grounds, advertising a first-time collaboration between the Walla Walla Public Library and Whitman faculty to give a series of locally-themed lectures open to the public. The talks, given by faculty members such as Senior Lecturer of Environmental Humanities/General Studies Don S...

U-B Letters to the Editor spur conversation on climate change

U-B Letters to the Editor spur conversation on climate change

Emily Lin-Jones

April 19, 2012

"Here's a challenge for anyone who really believes anthropogenic global warming exists: prove it," wrote Steve Singleton in a December 2011 letter published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. Over the past few months, several Whitman students and Walla Walla residents have taken Singleton up on...

Whitman in the Wallowas gears up for second summer

Whitman in the Wallowas gears up for second summer

Dylan Tull

February 2, 2012

Last summer, Whitman in the Wallowas took 12 Whitman students deep into Wallowa County, Ore. to work with residents and study interdisciplinary environmental issues through hands-on work in the community. Following the success of the program's first outing, Miles C. Moore Professor of Political Science...

Whitman community concerned about Koch-funded lecture

Emily Lin-Jones

November 17, 2011

The conservative-allied Charles Koch Foundation and Whitman College would not normally seem an ideal pair. However, when the foundation funded a recent lecture series, this unlikely pair was brought together, resulting in mixed opinions from the Whitman community. The Classical Liberalism Lecture...

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