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

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...

Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Illustration by Elie Flanagan
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...

What Happens after Divestment?

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...

Recycling Reconsidered

Photos by Taj Howe
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...

Renewal of the Vows: Whitman College and Fossil Fuels

Renewal of the Vows: Whitman College and Fossil Fuels
Divestment club to protest during trustees visit
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...

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