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Breaking: Board of Trustees Vote to Fully Divest Whitman College from the Fossil Fuel Industry

Alissa Antilla, Managing Editor

November 9, 2018

On Friday, November 9, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted to fully divest Whitman College from the fossil fuel industry. “I think it’s a really powerful statement that we’re at least more committed than we used to be towards ethical investing," said senior Tyee Williams. "And that we do...

Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

Whitman’s plans to become zero waste by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2050 are officially underway after the construction of Stanton Hall and the Cleveland Dining Hall, both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings — in fact, the first buildings on campus to receive this...

What Happens after Divestment?

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

In the midst of Divest Whitman’s yearly campaign to remove fiscal investments in the fossil fuel industry, concerns have arisen recently about where the money to fully divest would come from; one potential source being financial aid packages. Divest Whitman is a student-run organization that strives for a ...

Recycling Reconsidered

Recycling Reconsidered

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

China currently processes the vast majority of the West Coast’s recycling, including the recycling from Whitman and Walla Walla. However, by the end of 2017, China will no longer accept some types of plastics and all but the best sorted and cleaned recycled goods. For Whitman, this has meant that r...

Renewal of the Vows: Whitman College and Fossil Fuels

Renewal of the Vows: Whitman College and Fossil Fuels

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017

This Thursday, Whitman College and Fossil Fuels will renew their wedding vows outside the Memorial Building. Divest Whitman, the club organizing the event, will hold a similar ceremony  to the one held three years ago, but with a politically charged guest list including Donald and Ivanka Trump, Direct...

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