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Reconsidering Sustainability

Dana Walden, Opinion Columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

A few weeks ago, the Wire published a letter written by a former Whitman student, Vivian Voth, in which Voth details why she left Whitman. In her view, the college is not as sustainable as it could be, and such inaction warranted her transfer. Voth places most of the Whitman community’s apathy on the col...

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Georgia Lyon

November 19, 2015


Filed under Campus, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Weekly Topic

By the spring of 2016, some of Whitman’s physics students will have finished building a vertical axis wind turbine. The wind turbine, which will be located between Penrose Library and Harper Joy Theater, will be the first student-constructed wind turbine on a college campus. Because of the relatively...

Board of Trustees States College Will Not Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies

Shelly Le

February 8, 2014


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

A little more than a year after various student and faculty discussions began regarding Whitman's divestment against fossil fuels, the Whitman Board of Trustees released an official statement on the movement deciding not to pursue divestment at this point in time. The response was sent out in an email by the Associated St...

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