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Strategic Planning Committee Focuses on Inclusion

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

By the end of the spring ’17 semester, the 2016-17 Strategic Planning Committee will have nearly completed its first phase. Co-chaired by President Kathy Murray, Vice Chair of the Board Nancy Serrurier and Chair of the Faculty Melissa Clearfield, the committee is responsible for designing the future ...

ASWC uses new appointment process

ASWC uses new appointment process

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

ASWC’s Nominations Committee recently began using a new procedure to install students in temporary positions on governing boards. These temporary appointments replace more long-term student representatives for a single semester, while they are abroad or otherwise off campus. The first temporary r...

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

ASWC President Arthur Shemitz, Associate Dean of Students Juli Dunn and other members of the Whitman community are pushing for more gender inclusive bathrooms on campus, public restrooms that people of any gender or gender identity can use.

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No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Feet crunching through the snow. Two friends, wrapped in blankets, cheerily huddled with their dog below an awning at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, shouted in support as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day march solemnly passed. Augie - both declined to give their last names - said that it was his first...

Administrators and Students Communicate at College Governance Forum

Andy Monserud
October 20, 2016
Filed under NEWS

ASWC hosted its first-ever College Governance Forum last Thursday, where President Kathy Murray, Chair of the Board of Trustees Brad McMurchie and Faculty Chair Melissa Clearfield took student questions in a town-hall format in the Reid Coffeehouse. Clearfield, Murray and McMurchie took questions abo...

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...

ASWC Election Results

ASWC Election Results

April 14, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Arthur Schemitz will be president of the student government next year.

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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...

College considers socially responsible investing

Ellen Ivens-Duran
January 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS

In response to student pressure, Whitman’s administration announced the formation of the Divestment Policy Working Group via email on Tuesday.

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Students Speak Out on Global Studies

Lane Barton
November 5, 2015
Filed under NEWS

An ASWC resolution and an open letter signed by over 300 students indicates a strong level of support for the Global Studies Initiative.

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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...

Second Senate Summary

Second Senate Summary

Abby Seethoff
October 20, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked, BLOGS

At its second meeting of the 2014-2015 school year on October 19th, the ASWC Senate ratified Racquetball Club, approved three finance requests, and passed a potentially pivotal piece of legislation. First-years Ethan Gladhill and Zach Collins played racquetball at the national level in high school...

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