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Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

Though summaries and email updates often give adequate updates on ASWC’s doings, more exact details — who said what, how the votes fell, and why decisions were made — appear in the Senate Minutes. Like many formal gatherings, ASWC Senate meetings use Robert’s Rules of Order, a system of dia...

The Senate Concludes the Fall Season

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At its final Senate of the season, ASWC continued to actively pursue the improvement of the College, discussing new legislature and reviewing the year thus far. As well as wishing the Senate a Happy Hanukah, Arthur Shemitz described his continued work on campus safety, and Anya Tudisco announced the...

Senate Reconvenes for Spring Semester

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

In a prompt start to the Spring Semester, ASWC’s Senate convened on Sunday to discuss club leadership, support Slam Poetry, and confirm a new Ombudsperson. President Percival celebrated ASWC coverage in the Union Bulletin about a Resolution’s “sex assault legislation opposition” as well as myWhitman’s newly added pre-registration form about preferred gender pronouns. He also introduced...

Whitman the Translucent?

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The sudden appearance of signs outside Memorial and suit-clad strangers made one thing quite clear: the Trustees have arrived. Though Whitman students have always been active members of their college community, recent calls for transparency signal students’ desire for an even deeper involvement...

Senate on the Seventh

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The second Senate of the spring 2016 semester began, as it often does, with a reflection on the role and goals of student representatives. President Jack Percival warned Senators not to “try to eliminate conflict from our conversation  [because it’s] important […] and part of our duty as student r...

Securing Sustainability

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5, 2016
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

As heralded in press releases, the Pioneer (new name TBD), and this selfsame blog, upon the passage of Act SAS16.2, ASWC’s Senate became the first US college to self-impose a carbon tax, a system that changes how students request funding from the Travel and Student Development Fund (T+SD) to account f...

The Minutes Roll On

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor
April 5, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

Live Blog: March 9

March 9, 2016
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

A variety of responses to the neon yellow Oreos Jess brought for snacks today: "I just needed this color of yellow in my life," said Jess. "They taste like Oreos, but make me feel like Spring Time," said Kerr. "They look like they're radioactive," said Marra. "These are such a weird color,"...

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