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Former Shell CEO to be new Whitman prez

Joseph Wood October 30, 2014

In a controversial announcement, Whitman College announced that Ben van Beurden, the Dutch CEO of Shell Oil Company, will be the next president of the college. The end of the presidential search has come...

U.S. Reliance on Foreign Oil Creates Sizeable Price

U.S. Reliance on Foreign Oil Creates Sizeable Price

Dani Hupper December 12, 2013

Only thrilling news could follow such an uplifting title. But alas, our nation's foreign oil dependency is far from optimistic. The real price of oil isn't shown at the gas pump or the stock exchange....

Divestment Should Be More than Just Symbolic

April 11, 2013

This column was contributed by Martha Sebald '14 This past weekend, a few dozen students and student representatives crowded into Reid Campus Center for an informational hearing to help ASWC determine...

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida October 31, 2012

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between...

Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman October 25, 2012

I dream of an election in which the Green, Libertarian, Constitution and Justice parties are all polling around 17 percent beside the Democrat and Republican, who are doing about as well. Instead, this...

Oil drilling in Alaska will help save economy

Bryant Fong February 26, 2009

I ask you the question of where Obama is going to get the money to fund his alternative energy initiatives.   While I do support a change to alternative energy, and I myself have never been to Alaska,...

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