Warren Wilson College News

Archive for 2014

U.S. News cites WWC’s model service program in “Programs to Look For”

September 9th, 2014

Warren Wilson has been recognized in “2015 Best Colleges” as having one of the nation’s leading service programs.


WWC on Sierra Magazine’s “Cool Schools” list for 8th consecutive year

August 14th, 2014

Warren Wilson is again one of the Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” nationwide in the 2014 rankings.


WWC ranks No. 5 on Princeton Review’s list of LGBT-Friendly schools

August 8th, 2014

Warren Wilson College receives several lofty rankings in “The Best 379 Colleges” 2015 guide.


Costuming: A women’s soccer team tradition

September 10th, 2014

Though most teams depart for an away game with their t-shirts and sweats on, the Warren Wilson College Women’s Soccer team takes a different approach.


Alumnus awarded Order of the Silver Crescent for his work with children

August 6th, 2014

Roger Hutchison ’94 has been awarded the South Carolina Governor’s Order of the Silver Crescent.


Follow the College on tumblr and instagram

February 5th, 2014

Be sure to follow the College on tumblr and instagram for images, news, videos, and more.


WWC President Steve Solnick part of 2014 Climate Leadership Summit

September 30th, 2014

The summit brings together college and university leaders to focus on ways to strengthen campus climate action and sustainability initiatives.


Parent Reception at Outward Bound

August 20th, 2014

The Warren Wilson College Office of Admission hosted a reception at partner North Carolina Outward Bound. View the photos here.


Service Day 2014: Fighting hunger, meeting new neighbors

August 26th, 2014

Service Day 2014
This year, more than 350 Warren Wilson students, faculty and staff dispersed from campus to 22 partner locations across Buncombe County, N.C. Their primary mission: to get to know the greater community better by helping the greater community, something that has been the Warren Wilson way for longer than anyone can remember.


Existing scholarship fund brings new possibilities

August 21st, 2014

Warren Wilson College has a new scholarship to help support students with financial need, thanks to long-time friend and supporter, Ann Smith Rice.


Warren Wilson Vice President/Dean publishes powerful HuffPost piece

September 11th, 2014

An open letter from Paula Garrett to the U.S. Supreme Court has been published by The Huffington Post.


Fall 2014 Town Hall Meeting Summary

August 19th, 2014

President Solnick led the fall 2014 Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, August 12 with faculty and staff attending. After recognizing new Warren Wilson College employees, he began his presentation, which was followed by a question and answer segment.


K. Johnson Bowles named WWC Vice President of Advancement

August 22nd, 2014

K. Johnson Bowles, an Associate VP at Longwood University, has been named WWC Vice President of Advancement.


WWC MFA graduate named the first Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor

July 9th, 2014

Poet A. Van Jordan, a faculty member at and 1998 graduate of the MFA Program for Writers, has been named the first Henry Rutgers Presidential Professor.


Gee’s Bend and Voting: A Roundtable Discussion scheduled Oct. 14 at WWC

October 14th, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, four quiltmakers will discuss experiences with voting in Gee’s Bend from the 1960s.


WWC’s 2014 Homecoming is coming Oct. 10-12 — so is Family Weekend

October 2nd, 2014

Registration is still open for Homecoming as well as for Family Weekend at Warren Wilson Oct. 10-12.


25 years with Chef Len Vertefeuille

August 14th, 2014

Dining hall manager Brian O’Loughlin presented Chef Len Vertefeuille with a plaque from Sodexo for 25 years of service, all of which have been at WWC.


Energy savings in Bryson Gym

June 20th, 2014

Campus electrician John Griffith and his Electric Crew students changed the fixtures in Bryson Gym to LED from fluorescent lighting to create considerable energy and cost savings.


Big finishes for Warren Wilson College Cycling at Old Fort race

August 6th, 2014

WWC cycling coaches and team rider have top finishes in the Jerdon Mountain Challenge mountain bike race.


Warren Wilson College Service Day focuses on hunger and food security

August 18th, 2014

The 2014 WWC Service Day – the highlight of Orientation for new students – occurred at 22 community locations.