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Photo courtesy of Whitman College via the Chronicle of Higher Education

Photo courtesy of Whitman College via the Chronicle of Higher Education


I love this. Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, sends each of its incoming first-year students a box of the local delicacy, Walla Walla sweet onions. Franklin Pierce should do something like that, but I don’t know what our local delicacy is, except one of those really big ice cream cones from Kimball’s in Jaffrey (in my humble opinion their coffee Heath Bar crunch rivals Ben and Jerry’s).

It’s that time of year. Higher-ed administrators are holding orientations, scrubbing down dorms, and—at a liberal-arts institution in Washington State, anyhow—sending each incoming freshman a box of sweet onions.
Officials at Whitman College, in Walla Walla, Wash., say they’re reasonably sure that theirs is the only American college that mails onions to its first-year students.

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