Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 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.”


Growing into a career in the garden

June 12th, 2012

red onions
Majoring in environmental studies with a concentration of sustainable agriculture, Dylan Watters found his niche through Warren Wilson’s triad of work, service and academics. All three are grounded for him in sustainable agriculture, a scholastic direction he discovered through his experience in the college garden. “I learn so much through my own personal research in the gardens that I’m always questioning what is the state of agriculture. I have to push that envelope.”


Jay Bost wins New York Times magazine contest

May 4th, 2012

Chosen from thousands of submissions on the topic of the ethics of eating meat, environmental studies professor Jay Bost’s essay, “Give Thanks for Meat,” won the New York Times Magazine essay contest.


Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate

April 25th, 2012

Sacred Acts: How Churches are Working to Protect Earth’s Climate, a book by outdoor leadership/environmental studies professor Mallory McDuff, has been published by New Society Publishers. The book includes a foreword written by Bill McKibben and contributions by Katharine Hayhoe. Sacred Acts documents the diverse actions taken by churches to address climate change through stewardship, [...]


Would you like to schedule a campus visit? Spring is an ideal time

April 21st, 2012

We welcome all newly accepted students, applicants and prospective students, with campus tours Monday through Friday.


Glaciating Cirrus Clouds

April 17th, 2012

Cirrus Clouds
Warren Wilson College physics professor Dr. Don Collins loves sharing his fascination with how the disciplines of Physics and Astronomy can deepen our understanding of our campus landscape and the sights we encounter every day. He shares interesting things every week during the school year at the Physics Photo of the Week. This week’s story is on glaciating cirrus clouds — science is beautiful!


WWC Farm meat in campus bookstore

April 11th, 2012

Thanks to the support from student caucus and Keller Anne at the Warren Wilson Bookstore, the College Farm meat is now for sale in the bookstore.


WWC on President’s Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

April 8th, 2012

Warren Wilson, a higher education pioneer in community service, has been named to the 2013 honor roll


Ninth-seeded Owls win USCAA men’s basketball national championship

March 3rd, 2012

With tournament MVP Raysean Love scoring 22 points, WWC defeated Penn State Fayette, 76-68, in the title game.


At long last, a winning season

February 17th, 2012

Owls Basketball
“It’s been a fantastic year for our basketball program,” Coach Walden said. “We’ve got a great group of young men who understand the importance of being successful on and off the court and have competed each and every day.” The winning season may have been especially sweet for three Owl seniors who completed their college careers with the satisfaction of knowing they contributed to the Owls’ first winning mark in more than a generation.


Question: Rate of readmission

January 26th, 2012

Question: I’ve been wondering lately what the rate of readmittance was for both students who do and don’t take a formal leave of absence, and if any of knew how that compared to other benchmark colleges. (Submitted by Glenn Richard Barr III)


Timothy Tyson is Warren Wilson’s Activist in Residence this semester

January 13th, 2012

Timothy Tyson, best known for his memoir “Blood Done Sign My Name,” is giving public presentations in February.


Changes to WWC’s service program highlighted in Inside Higher Ed

January 5th, 2012

An article titled “A Deeper Kind of Service” describes the changes that are being implemented this fall.


Join us Dec. 4 for a Warren Wilson College reception in Atlanta

January 4th, 2012

Catch up on the latest news from Warren Wilson at this casual reception from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Carter Center.


Register online for Warren Wilson’s Family Weekend Oct. 5-7

January 4th, 2012

Family Weekend offers a great opportunity to enjoy time with your Warren Wilson student this fall.


Homecoming Reunion Weekend at Warren Wilson is Oct. 5-7

January 4th, 2012

Return home this fall to visit with old friends, eat tasty barbecue on the Farm and cheer on the Fighting Owls in soccer.