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Decolonizing Whitman: Rethinking the landscape

Decolonizing Whitman: Rethinking the landscape

Sara Marshall, News Editor November 17, 2022

Whitman’s landscape is typically advertised as idyllic scenery amid the arid Walla Walla Valley. With creeks meandering through campus and trees towering over sidewalks, Whitman embodies a lush “park...

Illustration by Keeli McKern.

Is Whitman promoting sustainability?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 17, 2022

Boasting many programs related to environmental studies, Whitman College professes sustainability as a core value of the College and has undertaken multiple projects in the area of sustainable infrastructure...

Is Whitman using too much water?

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter September 29, 2022

In response to student requests, the campus sustainability coordinator position was instated at Whitman in 2019. As of this year, the Office of Sustainability is partially vacant, as there is no sustainability...

Reconsidering Sustainability

Dana Walden, Opinion Columnist November 2, 2018

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,...

Photo by Marra Clay.

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Georgia Lyon November 19, 2015

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,...

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

Shelly Le February 8, 2014

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...

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