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Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

Sophomore Paris Fox and senior Jack Anderson will fill the two vacant seats in the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) senate. Last week a special election was held to determine who would become the new sophomore and senior senators, and the results of the special election were released this... Read more »

ASWC’s Plans for This Year

Georgia Lyon, News Editor
September 15, 2016
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

ASWC is back and on track to explore new policies with a group of people who have a variety of talents and experiences. This academic year, The Associated Student of Whitman College (ASWC) intends to address issues related to inclusion, communication and efficiency. Throughout the year, ASWC wil... Read more »

Whitman Events Board Shapes Student Programming

Georgia Lyon
March 10, 2016
Filed under ASWC, Community, NEWS

Whitman Events Board (WEB) is the student-run group in charge of programming on campus.

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Gender pronoun selection now included in registration

Sara Platnick
January 28, 2016
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

Upon pre-registration for the Spring 2016 semester, in addition to common steps such as confirming their attendance and giving an emergency address, students for the first time ever could choose their preferred name and gender pronouns. These selections are visible to students’ professors and academic adv... Read more »

Voting initiatives on campus

Sara Platnick
November 5, 2015
Filed under ASWC, Community, NEWS

ASWC and Walla Walla for Bernie Sanders have separately implemented measures to encourage student voting on all levels.

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Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year

Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year

Christy Carley
April 23, 2015
Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, ASWC's elected Executive Council plans new ways to address student concerns and seeks to increase student involvement in college decision-making processes. With President George Bridges stepping down, ASWC hopes to work with incoming President Kathleen Murray... Read more »

Oversight Committee Investigates Negative Campaigning in Junior-Class Senate Election

Aleida Fernandez
April 17, 2015
Filed under ASWC, Breaking News, NEWS, Politics

Earlier this week, the ASWC Oversight Committee investigated a complaint regarding negative campaigning within the junior-class Senate election for the 2015-2016 academic year. The complaint arose from another Senatorial candidate as a result of a Facebook post under the heading "Continuity." The post... Read more »

Resolution Summary (factbox)

Lachlan Johnson
February 5, 2015
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

ASWC Senate unanimously passed "A Resolution Advocating for Change to Whitman's Sexual Misconduct Policy" last Sunday, Feb. 1. What would the Sexual Misconduct Policy look like if it was changed how ASWC wants? Jurisdiction The Sexual Misconduct Policy is currently part of the Faculty Code, and... Read more »

ASWC considers resolution on sexual assault policy

Lachlan Johnson
January 29, 2015
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

A proposed resolution calling for changes to Whitman's Title IX and sexual assault policy will be discussed by the ASWC Senate on Sunday, Feb. 1. The resolution was written collaboratively by leaders from the college student body who formed the It's On Whitties committee this fall to discuss sexual... Read more »

ASWC hires new Executive Director of Communications

Christy Carley
January 29, 2015
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

Concluding a month-long search for a new executive director of communications, Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) has officially hired senior Annie Sirski for the position. Since the time the position was vacated at the end of last semester, ASWC President senior Tatiana Kaehler has led... Read more »

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

Natalie Berg
November 20, 2014
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman's 12 comparison colleges, in response to students' desire to become more involved in the college's process of hiring and granting tenure to professors. Several controversial decisions in... Read more »

ASWC resolution advocates switch to test-free admissions

Annie Roge
October 23, 2014
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

A resolution calling for the Whitman College administration to stop requiring future Whitman applicants to report standardized test scores was passed unanimously by ASWC last Sunday. Changing admissions policies to be test-optional has seen a significant amount of support in recent years in the liberal... Read more »

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