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The Minutes Roll On

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

ASWC’s last Senate preceded a week of Sustainability Summit presentations, Town Hall discussions, and plenty of WEB events. President Jack Percival began the meeting by reminding Senators of their “duty to their peers” to both faithfully attend ASWC events and maintain contact with constituents. Vi...

On The Gas Station Issue

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

As submissions for its Binary issue wrapped up, Quarterlife’s staff prepared for upcoming leadership transitions and looming publication deadlines. To guarantee the continued quirkiness of Whitman’s quarterly literary magazine, ASWC Nominations Chair AnnaMarie McCorvie brought Brie Strom and Gillian...

Post-Sundae Sunday

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

Following a Town Hall brimming with talk of Transparency and ice cream sundaes, Senate met again to discuss upcoming events and initiatives. Finance Committee Chair Anya Tudisco announced the publication of the “Walla Wallet” blog, where students and student organization talk about their use of T+SD fu...

Committee Feature: Student Affairs

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

Though all of ASWC strives to connect to the student body, the Student Affairs Committee specifically helps students improve Whitman through legislation. According to chair Arthur Shemitz, the committee “make[s] changes to the student body” by writing and approving acts and resolutions for the Senate...

First Senate Commences a Productive Year

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

Last Sunday, the ASWC Senate entered its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year to the tune of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” As the music faded out, the formal dress code and prompt start reestablished the importance of the occasion. To begin, the Executive Council presented a variety of ongoing...

ASWC Senate Plans Ahead During Retreat

October 12
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At last weekend’s annual ASWC retreat, roughly thirty students convened at the Johnston Wilderness Center. Exchanging names, ambitions, years and positions, the group was quickly united by their common passion for bettering Whitman College. Students discussed broader issues such as dissatisfaction...

ASWC First-year Election Platforms

September 17
Filed under ASWC Unpacked, BLOGS

Each of the first-year senator candidates submitted a platform in order to be included on the ballot. Ben Cosgrove Hometown: Fall City, WA Res Hall: Jewett My name is Ben Cosgrove, and I’m here to represent the Whitman College class of 2019.  I have only been here for two weeks, but I already feel right at...

MEMORIAL SIT-IN

Sonya Kuzminski
April 26
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

On Friday, May 1, our president Tatiana Kaehler will be presenting the newly passed divestment resolution and the recent student referendum to the Board of Trustees at their spring meeting in Memorial. This is our biggest ask yet. College campuses across the nation are having sit-ins in support of fossil...

Senate Recap 4/19/15

Sonya Kuzminski
April 24
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The Senate met this past Sunday for one of the year's final meetings, considering the transition into next year, confirming appointments to the Council on Student Affairs, considering the leadership structure of next year's Power & Privilege Symposium and passing a resolution on divestment. They...

Senate Recap, 4/12/15

Sonya Kuzminski
April 15
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The Senate convened for its third to last meeting of the school year this past Sunday, covering some new legislation, continuing the solidification of next fall's campus wide leadership positions and beginning to ponder the transition into next year. The Whitman Tabletop Games Club, already an appreciated...

Senate Happenings! March 8, 2015

Sonya Kuzminski
March 9
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The Senate convened on March 8 for a productive meeting. The Senate ratified Whitman Chess Club as an official ASWC club, and voted to adequately fund the Climbing Club's Red Rocks trip.  ASWC also confirmed the new Pio and KWCW leadership for next year! ASWC is pleased to announce that Sarah Cornett...

Talk Arises of Changing the Whitman Mascot

Sonya Kuzminski
February 28
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

In the wake of the Power & Privilege Symposium, a conversation has been ignited about the possibility of Whitman changing its mascot. The Whitman College mascot has undergone a more complex evolution that we often consider. The Missionary mascot was designated by Reverend Eells when he created...

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