Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2010

4 WWC students receive prizes for undergraduate research

March 31st, 2010

Four Warren Wilson students have been awarded Derieux Prizes for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.

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Warren Wilson wins award from Carolina Recycling Association

March 30th, 2010

Warren Wilson College has won yet another award from the Carolina Recycling Association.

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Katie Spotz ’08 makes it across the Atlantic!

March 15th, 2010

"Katie Spotz completed her mission Sunday, becoming the youngest person to row an entire ocean solo, and the first American to row a boat without help from mainland to mainland. After 70 days 5 hours 22 minutes in the Atlantic, Spotz, 22, arrived Sunday in Georgetown, Guyana, in South America." Read the NY Times story.

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Warren Wilson named No. 1 “Cool School” by Blue Ridge Outdoors

March 11th, 2010

WWC tops the list of schools in the magazine’s Honor Roll of the Region’s Greenest Colleges and Universities.

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Warren Wilson professor wins fellowship for seminar in Salzburg

March 8th, 2010

Paul Magnarella, chair of the peace and justice studies department, has won an Appalachian College Association / Mellon Foundation Fellowship.

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Warren Wilson alumni attracting attention for their culinary skills

March 4th, 2010

Matt Dawes and Jacob Sessoms, who operate Table in Asheville, are being recognized by the Beard Foundation.

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R. Dwayne Betts, MFA student, wins NAACP literary award

March 1st, 2010

R Dwayne Betts ’10, a graduate student in the MFA Program for Writers, has received the NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author. 

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MFA Holden Scholar Dwayne Betts receives NAACP literary award

March 1st, 2010

R. Dwayne Betts, a graduate student at WWC, has received an NAACP Image Award.

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Davis Foundations grant to support Warren Wilson writing initiative

February 23rd, 2010

WWC has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

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Strategic Plan approved by Board of Trustees

February 22nd, 2010

You can view the College’s Strategic Plan approved by the trustees Feb. 12. The next step in the planning process is to complete action steps for each of the twenty-five goals, which make up the plan’s eight strategic priorities.

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Strategic Plan Update

February 22nd, 2010

On February 12 the Board of Trustees approved the Strategic Plan as developed to date. This action was an important endorsement of the fine contributions so many of you have made in this endeavor.

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WWC featured on CNN International “EcoSolutions” program

February 12th, 2010

The EcoDorm is in the media spotlight again, thanks to a story on the February show of CNN International’s “Eco Solutions.”

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WWC religious studies professor awarded Ping Fellowship

February 8th, 2010

Tsering Wangchuk, a religious studies professor at Warren Wilson College, has won a competitive Ping Faculty Development Fellowship from the Council of International Educational Exchange.

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Janis Ian’s Pearl Foundation establishes scholarship at WWC

February 3rd, 2010

The Pearl Foundation, founded by Grammy Award winner Janis Ian, has established The Pearl Foundation Scholarship at Warren Wilson College.

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“Growing Good People”: Warren Wilson featured in YES! Magazine

January 27th, 2010

Work, study and community at WWC take center stage in one of the magazine’s "Teacher Stories."

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Wise Owl Club

January 25th, 2010

The Wise Owl Club consists of WWC Natural Science Seminar students who have published their work in a journal.

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Eatherly Sustainability Scholarship established at Warren Wilson

January 21st, 2010

A new $25,000 endowment has been established at Warren Wilson College for the purpose of funding a new scholarship.

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Warren Wilson connections to Haiti

January 18th, 2010

Warren Wilson connections to Haiti in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake Jan. 12.

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Spring 2010 College pool hours

January 18th, 2010

Warren Wilson College Pool – spring 2010 hours. On MLK Day, the pool is open 1-5 p.m.

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Social media maestro Noah Wilson ’10 helps World Bank

January 13th, 2010

"The World Bank might seem an unlikely institution to turn its attention to small-scale sustainability projects, and even less likely to use social-media tools to spotlight them. But such perceptions may be outdated, says Noah Wilson, a Warren Wilson College senior who got an inside look at the organization last month at an event the international development agency sponsored in Washington, D.C." Read the story.

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