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Check your mail!

Abby Seethoff
April 21, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

Hello followers of all things ASWC, As part of my personal initiative for ASWC Communications this semester, I decided to send handwritten notes in handmade envelopes (click here to see this post with a photo) to randomly selected students.  I mailed the first round on Friday; check your mail t...

Why are there fewer senior senators this semester?

Abby Seethoff
April 16, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

After Nilce Alvarez '14 resigned from her position as senior senator at the beginning of the semester, the Oversight Committee worked hard to try to fill the vacancy but ended up leaving it open.  Oversight asked each student who ran for the position in the spring of 2013 if they were interested in...

Tim Reed on the Presidential Search and College Budget

Abby Seethoff
April 15, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

Please enjoy this excerpt from an e-mail ASWC President Tim Reed sent to members of senate over spring break. Senate, Welcome back! Two very important topics: The presidential search and the college budget. Presidential Search (a.k.a who can match the bowtie?) A majority of the Executive Committ...

Senate Round Up April 6

Abby Seethoff
April 14, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

During its April 6 meeting, the ASWC Senate approved a finance request, recognized a club, and passed some legislation. After some debate, Club Latino's request for $1,600 (an increase from its original request for $1000) to send five students to the Rose City Salsa and Timba Festival in Portland pas...

Three Questions, Nine Answers: The Finance Committee

Abby Seethoff
April 1, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

ASWC "provides funding to its constituent student organizations and individual members for the co-curricular and extra-curricular enrichment of all ASWC members," according to Article VII of the ASWC Bylaws.  The Finance Committee is the main body charged with overseeing the allocation of funding f...

Senate Round Up March 9

Abby Seethoff
March 12, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At Sunday's meeting, the ASWC senate recognized two new clubs and confirmed the new heads of each campus media organization (CMO). ASWC recognized Running Club and HAPA club.  Running club meets twice a week for group runs and occasionally enters races together.  The Japanese word "hapa" original...

Meet the Communications Committee

Abby Seethoff
March 1, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

Enjoy this brief introduction to the somewhat newly established but bourgeoning ASWC Communications Committee! Anna von Clemm Title: Executive Director of Communications Favorite vegetable: Definitely eggplant. Seriously, 100% the best thing ever. Fun fact about her hometown: It's also the...

Senate Round Up February 23

Abby Seethoff
February 26, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At its longest meeting yet of this school year, the ASWC senate recognized some clubs, appointed a new KWCW general manager, approved various finance requests, reviewed the Oversight Committee's investigation of senator James Lavery, amended some bylaws and passed an act. Gleaning Club, which coordinates...

Senate Round Up February 9

Abby Seethoff
February 11, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At the second senate meeting of this semester, ASWC passed a GlobeMed finance request, approved the 2014-2015 ASWC student fee, approved two nominations, and reviewed investigations by the Oversight Committee. After some debate concerning the amount to be allocated, the senate passed GlobeMed's re...

Why don’t we have school on a Thursday?

Abby Seethoff
February 7, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

This year's Power and Privilege Symposium will be held on February 20, 2014.  Because classes have been cancelled that day in response to ASWC's resolution condemning racism on campus, organizers expect much higher attendance than last year.  ASWC oversees the symposium by planning, marketing and funding it. The 2006 blackface incident spurred the first ...

Senate Round Up Jan. 26

Abby Seethoff
January 28, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At its first senate meeting of the spring 2014 semester, ASWC recognized Japanese Cooking Club (JCC), approved several finance requests, and discussed amending the bylaws concerning the Whitman student referendum process. ASWC tabled the JCC's original request for recognition at the last senate meeti...

Senate Round Up Number 5

Abby Seethoff
December 10, 2013
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At the final ASWC senate meeting of the Fall 2013 semester, Japanese Cooking Club's request for ASWC recognition was tabled due to concerns regarding the club's constitutional requirement for membership fees.  ASWC also recognized Archery Club and passed a finance request from Challah for Hunger. ...

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