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ASWC Floats Switch from Stipend to Hourly Pay

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

ASWC and ASWC-paid positions have long been compensated with stipends for each semester served. That may change if a few student representatives have their way. A plan is in the works—though still in the very early stages—to make those positions compensated hourly. The idea is a passion project of ...

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief
April 13, 2017
Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A new era has dawned on the ASWC Executive Council. Tuesday, April 11, EC election results were certified and announced by the ASWC Oversight Committee. AnnaMarie McCorvie will be next year’s President, Emily Bowen will serve as Vice President, Chris Meabe will handle the budget as Finance Chair a...

ASWC Begins Election Season

Andrew, Schwartz
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

ASWC will hold elections for positions on the executive council beginning April 9 and ending at 8 p.m. on April 10. The council consists of four members: President, Vice President, Finance Chair and Nominations Chair. Candidates are currently in the midst of a ten day campaigning period, ending with...

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...

ASWC Allocates Savings Fund

ASWC Allocates Savings Fund

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Six project proposals on campus have been slated to receive funding from the ASWC Savings Fund. In the last five years, the fund has accumulated $104,000 available for grants. Mitchell Cutter, the chair of ASWC’s Finance Committee, decided to open up the funds to campus. “We’re looking for a...

ASWC: No More Mr. Nice Senate

Clara Wheeler, Digital Optimizer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Humor

Since the dawn of time, the members of ASWC senate have been known for their deep-seated reverence of the noble duty of representing students. Their solemnity in their time-honored task is well marked by their attention to detailed procedure, and always going to meetings dressed like it’s a formal ...

The Symposium Chronicles

The Symposium Chronicles

Olivia Gilbert
February 22, 2017
Filed under FEATURE

Today  marks the fifth annual Power and Privilege Symposium, a day in which members of the Whitman community will gather to attend sessions led by students, faculty and community members on the themes of justice, diversity and inclusion. Symposiums of all sorts are nothing new to Whitman. Throughout...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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