Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2007

December 2007 Report to Campus

December 26th, 2007

The campus is strangely quiet today, with most students having left for holiday destinations near and far. Although it’s a good time for me to catch up on paperwork, I already miss the wonderful activity that envelops this campus when it’s full of 800-plus students.

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Can one man save the hemlock?

December 21st, 2007

In a groundbreaking documentary, Back 40 Films joins arborist and WWC alum Will Blozan in a race against time to save the hemlocks.

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Graduate School Scholarships of Up to $300,000

December 20th, 2007

Next year about 40 college seniors or recent graduates will receive scholarships through the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Program. Each student’s scholarship will cover up to $50,000 a year—for up to six years.

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Update on the VPAA/DOTC Search process

December 20th, 2007

Thanks to all of you—and especially to the members of the search committee—for the hard work invested in the search to fill the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. Here’s an update on the process.

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WWC This Week — December 18, 2007

December 18th, 2007

WWC This Week — December 18, 2007

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Summer 2008 internships

December 17th, 2007

So what are you going to say to mom and dad when they pop the question over the holidays…

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What are we doing about global warming?

December 12th, 2007

Here are some basic facts and an update on current steps Warren Wilson is taking to fulfill its climate citizenship.

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$upport for Entrepreneurial Students

December 5th, 2007

Could your entrepreneurial ideas use a little fine-tuning?

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“Bike Battles” in Blue Ridge Outdoors

December 3rd, 2007

Read the story and view the photos — all by Vanessa Emery ’10.

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WWC alum featured in “9 to 5 Outside”

December 3rd, 2007

Read about Justyn Thompson ’97 and his work with Watershed ZipDry Bags.

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Curwood addresses record number of graduates at 2008 Commencement

November 30th, 2007

Plenty of sunshine and plenty of graduates – 180, a record number – marked the 2008 Warren Wilson College Commencement on May 17.

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WWC in the news

November 30th, 2007

Check out recent, WWC-related stories in the news.

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Open Forum on governance

November 30th, 2007

My last monthly report included a few thoughts about shared governance. If you’d like to take part in a discussion on the topic, you’re invited to an Open Forum on Monday, December 10, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm in Canon Lounge. You’re welcome to drop by any time during that 90-minute period if the topic interests you.

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EPA Audit

November 30th, 2007

In June 2007, the College volunteered to participate in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) peer audit program through the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities consortium (NCICU). I’m writing to describe our collective responsibility with respect to the audit.

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Proposed Student Caucus Constitution

November 30th, 2007

The vote on the proposed constitution will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:15-7:15 pm in lower Gladfelter’s student space at the Student Caucus meeting. Please compare the revised with the current constitution and share your thoughts! Contact Student Caucus in their office in lower Glad, attend Tuesday’s meeting, mail comments to box 6248, or email comments to caucus@warren-wilson.edu.

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Student Caucus elections

November 30th, 2007

Current open positions and voting information.

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November 2007 Report to Campus

November 30th, 2007

This month we received more great news about how the world beyond campus views our college. Here I’ll mention several examples, highlight an upcoming meeting about governance, and give my response to a policy recently recommended to me by Staff Forum.

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WWC, work colleges featured in University Business magazine

November 29th, 2007

An article titled, "A Working Education," in the December 2007 issue of University Business, focuses on work colleges in the United States.

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“Queen Bee” alum featured in Mountain Xpress

November 29th, 2007

How Rachel Reeser ’01 and Asheville on Bikes is cultivating a culture of urban and commuter cycling in Asheville.

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Tree Crew tryouts

November 28th, 2007

The Tree Crew is looking for students interested in joining the Tree Crew.

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