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Archive for May, 2009

Unanswered questions about abrupt departure of Alumni Relations Director rattle WWC community

The sudden departure of Alumni Relations Coordinator Jonathan Hettrick has triggered concern throughout the Warren Wilson College campus.

An e-mail, sent by the President for Advancement Sallie Grace Tate on Apr. 28, said that Hettrick would be “leaving Warren Wilson College to pursue other opportunities.”

NC is Swine Flu free (so far)

Elizabeth Bonham, staff writer While the CDC has classified the recent outbreak of the Swine Flu as a level four alert and emergency response measures have been enacted, neither the state of North Carolina nor Warren Wilson College are at risk of infection at this time. The outbreak, which allegedly began in Mexico this March, [...]

Tobacco tax Obama’s “down payment” on universal healthcare

Joseph Villers, staff writer The largest single tax levied on tobacco to date, effective since April 1, or April Fool’s Day, is no joke. The federal excise tax increase will fund an expansion of State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a program begun in 1997, to four million additional children not poor enough to qualify [...]

WWC Community Takes Back The Night, works to end sexual violence

Ricky Ochilo, staff writer Warren Wilson College held is annual march of solidarity in support of women who have been victims of both physical and emotional abuse on April 19. The march is part of the Take Back The Night Campaign which aims to raise awareness about different forms of abuse and sexual assault. Kelly [...]

Concerns over non-profit status cited as cause of limited activism funding

Ricky Ochilo, staff writer Last Monday students gathered in Canon Lounge to voice concerns to President Pfeiffer regarding the future possibility of losing funds geared towards political activism. Revoking funds that supported last fall’s School of the Americas (SOA) protest was one of the major issues raised. The funds had been granted by the Lyceum [...]

All Caucus Co-conveners to leave posts

Gabriel Sistare, staff writer Next semester Student Caucus will see three new co-conveners setting the agenda and conducting meetings. The current co-conveners, Sophomore Rachel Peacock, Juniors Gideon Burdick and Clancy Harris, are all deciding to not run for election again. Peacock and Burdick have been co-conveners for three semesters and Harris has held the title [...]

Dean of College reflects on academic departments, campus culture

Gabriel Sistare, staff writer The Wabash National Study is a survey conducted at liberal arts colleges across the United States. Its purpose is to investigate critical factors that affect the outcomes of a liberal arts education. This is the first year that Warren Wilson students have participated in the survey. The survey included questions asking [...]

2nd annual WordFest coming to town, internet

Elizabeth Gunto, staff writer From April 30 to May 3, WordFest, Asheville’s poetry festival, will be taking place downtown. The evening readings will also be broadcast by webcam from 7-9 p.m. on the website  www.ashevillewordfest.org. “This is all in hopes of getting Wordfest to people who can’t get to the readings–they might be sick, they [...]

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