Warren Wilson College News

Archive for July, 2012

Question: Karen Huntley’s departure

July 27th, 2012

Question: While during the school year we students have many modes of discourse available to us, the summer presents no formal outlet for our feelings and concerns. For this reason, we, the student workers, have written this letter to express our distress at the loss of Karen Huntley. Karen was arguably the most beloved member of [...]


Lessons from a log cabin

July 24th, 2012

Log Cabin Work
Warren Wilson is teaching its students about the future by holding on to a bit of its past. Students like Nick Shaw are renovating the college’s 80-year-old log cabin, which now houses the Work Program that matches students’ interests with work that needs doing on campus. As one leg of the college’s learning Triad, work is as important to the college as are students’ academic experiences and their service to the community.


Video: Service at WWC

July 23rd, 2012

Here’s an updated video from the WWC Service Learning program.


2013 Fiske Guide names WWC a “Best Buy”

July 11th, 2012

For the seventh time since 2005, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has chosen Warren Wilson College as one of the nation’s 20 “Best Buys” among private colleges and universities.


A hands-in-the-dirt approach to global food security

July 9th, 2012

Emily Chiara
Emily Chiara, who is studying food production in India as part of her global studies degree, volunteers at The Lord’s Acre to produce food for a local food bank. She thinks that service brings the other two legs of Warren Wilson’s triad – academics and work – together. “I never wanted to be a student who stayed on campus, focused on herself for four years, and then left,” Chiara said. “Service teaches students that they are a part of a community and that it’s their role to help out in whatever way they can.”