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Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Claire Ommen, Features writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The food that many students gaze at through the windows of the dining hall three times a day is merely the tip of the vast iceberg that is Bon Appétit's food production outfit.

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Senior Profiles: Post-Graduate Plans

Maegan Nelson

May 13, 2013


Filed under Circuit

Lisa Beneman "After graduation, I am immediately heading out on the U.S.-Mexico border trip with [Associate Professor of Politics] Aaron Bobrow-Strain and 10 other awesome Whitman students. It is an amazing program that I am excited to be a part of and learn from. After the trip I am moving to Siena, Italy for the summer to work at Tenuta di Spannocchia, a divers...

Five generations of wheat

Five generations of wheat

Rachel Alexander

March 22, 2013


Filed under Circuit, NEWS, News Highlight

"You want to know how farming has changed? Come here." Bob Hutchens motions for me to follow him into a large, grayish-blue shed that sits on his wheat farm just outside of Dayton, Wash. The ground is littered with wood shavings and other detritus which gives the impression that serious work happens inside. Bob opens a door and takes me into a gigantic room which ...

Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education

Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education

Allison Work

November 26, 2012


Filed under Circuit, NEWS, News Highlight

The drive east along Highway 12 from the Tri-Cities back towards Walla Walla and the Whitman campus rarely fails to amaze me. At the left turn by Wallula Gap, I stare west at the vast expanse of land carved out by the ancient Missoula floods, captured by the exposed magnificence of the land in all its contours and forms and patterns. I've stopped many times on drives from Wallula Gap ...

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