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Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

This year's contestants with Sara Graham '14, the event's organizer.

Daniel Kim

November 8, 2012

It's that time again: Eight senior men are ready to hit the Cordiner stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 for this year's Mr. Whitman pageant, to raise money and awareness for Whitman-alum-founded nonprofit Semilla Nueva. Kappa Kappa Gamma has been organizing the Mr. Whitman fundraiser for the past eight years. The fundraiser is a male beauty pageant in which participants compete for the title of Mr. Wh...

WDA’s funding reminds Whitman students of available resources

April 5, 2012

This column was authored by junior Anna Murveit with sophomore Sean McNulty contributing. Last Sunday, the ASWC senate approved a nearly $8,000 funding request for Whitman Direct Action's annual two-month summer trip to a rural village, Willywood, Guatemala. It wasn't an easy sell––these funds a...

Curt Bowen ’08 speaks about Semilla Nueva, non-profit work

Dylan Tull

December 8, 2011

Whitman alumni Curt Bowen '08 and Joseph Bornstein '08 work with farmers in rural communities in Guatemala, one of the most malnourished countries in Central America, and in three short years built from the ground up a successful non-profit organization called Semilla Nueva. Bowen and Bornstein, executive di...

WDA summer trip to Guatemala builds trust, gathers info

Contributed by: Monica Simmons

Rose Woodbury

September 15, 2011

The term "sustainable development" is associated with words such as volunteerism, service and internationalism.   This summer, five Whitman students worked to understand the difference between these abstract words and their real-life application. Whitman Direct Action (WDA) sent sophomores S...

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