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Whitman Budgets Adjust to Initiative 1433

March 9, 2017

In November of 2016, Washington State voters approved Initiative 1433 to increase the state minimum wage from $9.47 to $13.50 by 2020. The gradual transition began January 1, 2017 when the minimum wage...

Green Leaders investigate food waste

Photo by Tywen Kelly
November 20, 2014

Members of Whitman's Green Leaders program are currently investigating ways to increase environmentally conscious practices in cooperation with Bon Appétit in Whitman's dining halls and cafes. In recent...

Campus Climate Challenge cuts corn syrup consumption in name of conservation

Credit: Faith Bernstein
February 16, 2012

Campus Climate Challenge challenged its members to avoid consuming any products containing high fructose corn syrup last week. The challenge was the second in a series of week-long challenges the club...

Green Leaders Program stages No-Waste November

Credit: Allie Felt
November 17, 2011

As students lined up to put their dirty dishes in the dish room at Prentiss Dining Hall earlier this month, they were faced with one more extra step: scraping their excess food waste into a large bin,...

Athletes call for meal plan changes

November 18, 2010

Walk into Reid Campus Center any given weekday at about 7 p.m. and you will find hordes of hungry varsity athletes grouped around tables in front of Cafe '66. Most varsity athletes on meal plans are compelled...

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