By: Ben Anderson
Here are some of the recognitions received by WWC in 2009:
• The 2009 Kaplan Newsweek guidebook “Finding the Right College for You” featured Warren Wilson among its 25 profiled schools nationwide, recommending the College as a good choice for “Environmentalists Who Need To Get Their Hands Dirty.”
• The Sept. 27, 2009, issue of The New York Times Sunday Magazine included a four-page photo feature on life in the Warren Wilson EcoDorm titled, "When Your Dorm Goes Green and Local."
• The Fiske Guide to Colleges chose Warren Wilson as one of its 24 “Best Buys of 2010” among private colleges and universities nationwide, the fourth consecutive year the guide has selected the College for the distinction.
• The Sierra Club’s Sierra magazine ranked Warren Wilson among its "Coolest Schools" nationwide in the fight against global warming for the third straight year.
• The 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges,” published by U.S. News & World Report, identified Warren Wilson as one of its "A-Plus Schools for B Students" and among the top 20 schools in percentage of students (70 percent) who study abroad.
• Mother Jones magazine, in its first MoJo Mini College Guide, named Warren Wilson as one of "10 cool schools that will blow your mind, not your budget."
• A Reader’s Digest blog by Janice Lieberman noted Warren Wilson as one of seven college “Top Financial Finds of 2010.”
• A National Wildlife Federation report, "Generation E: Students Leading for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Future," highlighted Warren Wilson’s INSULATE! and recycling programs, and cited the College’s national leadership in campus sustainability.
• Warren Wilson was named in February to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll With Distinction.
• Our State magazine, in its October 2009 issue, published a story titled “Working the Land,” highlighting the College Farm and the Warren Wilson work program.
• CommonWealth magazine of Massachusetts featured the Warren Wilson work program in a Spring 2009 article titled "Labor lessons," written for the "What Works" feature.
• The Laurel of Asheville magazine published a piece on the EcoDorm in the magazine’s “At Home” feature in its November 2009 issue.
• Readers of the Asheville weekly Mountain Xpress selected Warren Wilson as the “Best Local Institution” (any type) in the Swannanoa/Black Mountain area.