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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...

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman

February 14, 2013

On March 15, 1986, Whitman's Board of Trustees voted on a divestment proposal for the first time. Students and faculty had both submitted resolutions urging the Board to remove companies from the college's portfolio that did business in apartheid-ridden South Africa; student activists went so far as to build...

Wolves: the endangered danger

Rachel Alexander

September 16, 2010

In high school, I went wolf tracking in the Idaho wilderness every summer. For one week each year, I dissected elk carcasses, dug through wolf poop and drew countless pictures of canine toes. This experience solidified my love of the outdoors during those summers, and I fell in love with the idea of the wo...

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