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Tiny houses – Students Work for Sustainability

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On April 8, a group of Whitman students attended the Tiny House Conference in Portland, and hope to build one on campus within the next two years. Margo Heffron, Dani Schlenker and Caroline Ashford Aya received funding for the conference from the ASWC finance committee after convincing Senate that the expe...

Weighing In On Whitman’s Food Waste

Weighing In On Whitman’s Food Waste

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This past week, student representatives from the Campus Climate Coalition (CCC) and the ASWC Sustainability Committee, as well as a sustainability fellow from Bon Appétit organized “Weigh the Waste” events at Prentiss and Jewett dining halls.

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EcoChallenge Makes Whitman More Green

EcoChallenge Makes Whitman More Green

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Northwest Earth Institute is currently hosting a two-week EcoChallenge where people change one behavior in order to be more "green." Hundreds of schools, companies, and organizations including Whitman are participating in the challenge. The challenge started on October 14 and ends this Friday, Octobe...

Washington State Considers Carbon Tax

Elizabeth Friedman

September 29, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The Campus Climate Coalition (CCC) is trying to drum up support in favor of initiative i732, a bill that will create a state-wide carbon tax. The carbon tax is a revenue neutral approach to a carbon price. CCC is working with Carbon Washington, a non-partisan organization that’s trying to bring a c...

National Team Invites Sweets

National Team Invites Sweets

Garrett Atkinson

October 23, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Six women from the Whitman Sweets Ultimate Frisbee team have received invitations to try out for the 2015 U-23 national team held this November. Juniors Arianne Lozano, Elissa Picozzi, and sophomores Claire Revere, Margo Heffron and Nina Finley will try out Nov. 15-16 in Dublin, Calif. this year. Senior...

Elections fill 5 ASWC positions, leave 1 empty

Sam Jacobson

September 25, 2014


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

The polls closed on Monday, marking an end to the weeklong first-year Senate and Sustainability Director ASWC campaigns. The new faces joining ASWC this year include first-years Emily Bowen, Emma Bishop, Deepraj Pawar and AnnaMarie McCorvie, along with the sophomore split-ticket Sustainability Directors...

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