Warren Wilson College News

Archive for August, 2011

Five WWC students receive 2012 Derieux Prizes for original research

August 27th, 2011

Five WWC students who presented at the N.C. Academy of Science annual meeting have been awarded Derieux Prizes.

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Margaret A. Cargill Foundation gift to support environmental studies

August 25th, 2011

WWC has received a substantial gift from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, supporting environmental studies.

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Service Day 2011

August 24th, 2011

If spring semester at the College has Work Day, then the start of fall semester has its counterpart in Service Day. As with Work Day, several hundred students, faculty and staff come together on Service Day to work on various outdoor projects. A major difference is that the work projects are located in the greater community, rather than on campus. Another is that the vast majority of student workers at Service Day are brand new to the school, thus making the day an introduction to the surrounding community as well as to an aspect of Warren Wilson that has been central to its mission for half a century.

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Farm adds small sheep flock

August 24th, 2011

The College Farm has added five sheep to Murphy’s pasture in front of the farm shop. These lambs are a Dorper cross, a breed developed in South Africa. They are a hair sheep, meaning the wool is non-existent or poor, depending how much Dorset blood is in the mix with the Dorper. They were bred [...]

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Warren Wilson hosts national soccer championships Nov. 1-3 in Asheville

August 20th, 2011

The Warren Wilson men’s and women’s soccer teams look to extend their winning streaks Nov. 1 in the USCAA nationals.

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2011 WWC Service Day to focus on hunger in the local community

August 10th, 2011

On Aug. 19, about 350 students, faculty and staff will travel to 20 project sites to work on food security issues.

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Cross, WWC interns receive award from N.C. Coastal Federation

August 10th, 2011

WWC’s Stan Cross and the internship program he manages have received the N.C. Coastal Federation’s Pelican Award.

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Warren Wilson is No. 4 on Sierra magazine’s “Coolest Schools” list

August 8th, 2011

WWC is No. 4 nationwide among Sierra’s “Coolest Schools” – schools recognized for their efforts to stop global warming.

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Grant to aid WWC professors in assessing hazardous exposures

August 1st, 2011

Professors John Brock and Dongping Han have received a grant from the Luce Foundation for research in China.

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