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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
Whitman news since 1896

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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 the Shell Oil Company, will be the next President of the college. This end of the search has come after months of shady backroom bar meetings at the Green, candidate interrogations and discussions with Grow Your Endowment Executive Search Consultants, the consulting firm hired to assist in the search process. The presidential search as a whole cost the school 70,000 dollars and two of George Bridges’ nine lives. Thus, the college is very excited to finally welcome van Beurden as a Whittie.
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.

Divestment Should Be More than Just Symbolic

April 11, 2013
Although the divestment campaign is important, we can’t afford to politely ask that everyone around us change, oil companies included, if we can’t take the first step and change ourselves.

High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida October 31, 2012
Unless we can significantly reduce our resource use in America, blaming environmental issues on overpopulation is simply unethical, leaving us with the hard choice: to stop having kids like we suggest to the third world, or consume less.
Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman October 25, 2012
I am voting for Green Party Candidate Jill Stein because I refuse to compromise democracy by succumbing to political expedience.

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, I am having difficulty seeing feasible options other than tapping our Northern oil sources. The national deficit, courtesy of the previous administration, amounts to about an 11 trillion dollar deficit (US national deficit clock). To generate funds for an alternative energy future, perhaps it is necessary for the United States to start exporting more products while importing fewer products. One of the highly demanded products on the U.S. and worldwide market is sweet light crude oil. In this case, the U.S. has known reserves to mine which can generate funds for the push to alternative energy.
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