Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2009

Snow week

December 24th, 2009

Dec. 2009 snowstorm — images courtesy of Melissa Ray Davis, yearbook crew supervisor.

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Warren Wilson receives range of accolades in 2009

December 22nd, 2009

WWC continues to pile up numerous recognitions from various sources.

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Wildland firefighter training

December 9th, 2009

S-130, S-190, L-180: This is the training needed to fight wildfire with the NC Division of Forest Resources.

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December 1, 2009 Report to Campus

December 2nd, 2009

The College remains in excellent shape as we close in on 2010. In large part, our success flows from daily decisions all of you make to live our mission and spread the word to others. Our shared sense of purpose creates a bond uncommon in any organization. We should cherish it, nourish it, and never take it for granted.

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Warren Wilson awarded College Access Challenge Grant by NCICU

December 2nd, 2009

WWC has been awarded a grant for the purpose of increasing access to college for minority and underserved students.

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Students — Should you consolidate your student loans?

November 22nd, 2009

If you receive Stafford loans as a WWC student, you’ll have to begin repaying those loans six months after you graduate, withdraw, take a leave of absence, or fall below half time.

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WWC green initiatives cited in National Wildlife Federation report

November 19th, 2009

Warren Wilson is noted prominently in "Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future."

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Revised party/event contract

November 10th, 2009

Student Life has worked to provide a revised party/event contract for students. The revised contract provides clearer guidelines for staging major events while honoring and respecting community members. Information about contacts, ideal timing, and College resources are included. You can start the planning process immediately with the new contract. If you have any questions or suggestions (this document is an eternal work in progress), contact Dan Seeger, dan.seeger@warren-wilson.edu.

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David Moore, colleagues receive DAR History Award Medal

November 4th, 2009

Warren Wilson College archaeology professor David Moore and fellow archaeologists Robin Beck and Christopher Rodning have been selected to receive the Daughters of the American Revolution History Award Medal for their ongoing research at the Berry archaeological site near Morganton.

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Smith joins fellow WWC alumnus Newman on Asheville City Council

November 4th, 2009

With the Nov. 3 election of Gordon Smith, Warren Wilson College now has two young alumni on the six-member Asheville City Council.

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Lewis David Hart banned from WWC campus

October 30th, 2009

Lewis David Hart, the man arrested on Oct. 2 for felony possession of a firearm on college property, is banned from campus. Hart is a 5’9" white male, age 48, with long salt and pepper hair in a ponytail with a bushy gray beard. See picture. He drives a mid-90s red Ford Explorer in good condition with NC tags WZH-8790. If he is found on campus, he will be arrested. If you see Hart or the vehicle on campus, call Public Safety at (828) 230-4592 and 911 immediately.

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Anne wins 24 Hours of Boulder race

October 26th, 2009

Our Anne ran 121 miles in one day last week. That’s right, over 100 miles in 24 hours.

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Debra Allbery to deliver 2009 Harwood-Cole Lecture at WWC

October 15th, 2009

Warren Wilson College didn’t need to look far for an engaging speaker at this year’s Harwood-Cole Lecture Nov. 7.

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Gift from Marian Elmslie is one of largest in Warren Wilson history

October 7th, 2009

WWC has received one of the largest individual gifts in its history.

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When Your Dorm Goes Green and Local

September 29th, 2009

"Thoreau said education often made straight-cut ditches out of meandering brooks. But not at the EcoDorm…." Here’s the story in the New York Times Magazine.

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CNN International, The New York Times feature life in the EcoDorm

September 27th, 2009

Warren Wilson’s EcoDorm is in the media spotlight again, thanks to a story that aired on CNN International’s “Eco Solutions” and a photo essay in The New York Times Sunday Magazine.

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Strategic Plan

September 25th, 2009

This week the Board of Trustees Planning Committee approved the latest draft of the Strategic Plan. The draft now goes to the full Board for review at its October 9-10 meeting. After that meeting we’ll make final changes before submission to the Board in December.

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Heather McHugh is latest MacArthur genius among WWC’s ranks

September 25th, 2009

Congratulations to longtime MFA faculty member Heather McHugh, one of 24 recipients of MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" in 2009.

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We snag another genius!

September 23rd, 2009

It’s true! The Asheville Citizen-Times reports it.

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Alma Shippy Memorial Scholarship

September 21st, 2009

Alma Shippy was a quiet young man from Swannanoa when he made history by becoming the first black student to enroll at Warren Wilson Vocational Junior College in 1952 – two years before Brown vs. Board of Education.

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