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Aldahleh Seeks Support for Possible EMS Program

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director
December 4, 2016
Filed under NEWS

A first-year ASWC senator is in the process of creating a student-run volunteer emergency medical service. Omar Aldahleh began work on planning a service that would provide rapid-response aid to minor medical issues on campus just before he came to Whitman. Aldahleh recently brought up for the servi... Read more »

ASWC Passes Title IX Transcript Notation Resolution

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
November 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Three weeks ago, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) passed a new resolution Title IX investigations and convictions notated on students’ transcripts. This move is in part an effort to increase accountability in the Title IX process and to prevent students from easily transferring to other univ... Read more »

New Sustainability Coordinator Shares Vision

New Sustainability Coordinator Shares Vision

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

During the past two months a new face has been on campus. The new Sustainability Coordinator, Brandon Bishop, began work this year on the implementation of the Climate Action Plan and on centralizing the sustainability movement on campus. The Climate Action Plan—approved last spring by the Board of Trust... Read more »

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert
November 10, 2016
Filed under FEATURE

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C... Read more »

Whitman Pets Petition for ASWC Recognition

Megumi Rierson, Humor Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under Humor

Whitman has seen an unprecedented uptick in pet ownership in the past year as more students become convinced of their ability to care for another life just a few short years out from puking in the Jewett toilets. More than just a mode of coming to a sense of responsibility and ownership, Whitman pets provide an a... Read more »

Students React to Banners Condemning Sexual Assault Policy

Georgia Lyon, News Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Two large posters reading, “Whitman Only Punishes Victims” and “It Has Been 3 Days Since The Last Reported Rape” in red letters were hung up on the tennis courts on Fall Visitors Day. On Wednesday Oct. 26, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) sponsored an event that gave stude... Read more »

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... Read more »

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 »

Plans for Campus Coalition to End Sexual Assault

September 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Junior Catherine Fisher, an intern to Associate Dean of Students Barbara Maxwell, is attempting to start a Coalition to End Sexual Assault that would invite diverse groups from around Whitman’s campus to converse and help support each other’s efforts to end sexual assault. Planning for the c... Read more »

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

Ellen Ivens-Duran
April 28, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

If you wander into Memorial 331 on a Sunday night, you’re likely to find a room full of student representatives deep in discussion over the minutia of college policy and current issues. If you take a good long look around that room, you will see a room that is fairly representative of Whitman’s c... Read more »

ASWC Finances Find Firm Footing

Lachlan Johnson
April 21, 2016
Filed under NEWS

ASWC is funding more activities than ever: the Whitman Events Board, five campus media organizations, club sports, and the salaries of numerous employees, ASWC is now supporting a record-breaking 67 clubs.

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ASWC Passes Pio Bylaw, Gets Off

Austin Biehl, Jeffrey Gustaveson, staff writers
April 21, 2016
Filed under Humor

The night of April 17 will go down in history as the freakin’ Independence Day for members of the small, deformed, name-ambiguous situation that is The Pioneer. Queen Clarra May sent out an email to The Pio listserv declaring, “I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me! But... Read more »

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