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Upcoming Event: Sustainability Summit!

Sonya Kuzminski

February 23, 2015


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Interested in learning about Whitman's sustainability initiatives? Looking for ways to get involved in sustainability-focused clubs and projects on campus? Come to the Reid Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. on February 25 for an exciting evening uniting the college's green clubs, ASWC and Whitman's sustainability...

Senate Happenings! February 22, 2015

Sonya Kuzminski

February 23, 2015


Filed under ASWC Unpacked

ASWC convened last night for a productive meeting which addressed a variety of issues, passed a significant amount of legislation, and witnessed multiple members of the Senate demonstrate their socks and tie matching skills. First on the agenda was the approval of funding to be allocated to a safety...

Films & Fruit, Sophomore Senator Style

Abby Seethoff

January 17, 2015


Filed under ASWC Unpacked, BLOGS

A swift sample of sophomore delegation culture--dedication and direction, film and fruit. Dana Casterella Favorite place that she's visited: Palm Springs, California (Anticipated) major: Politics Last movie seen upon asking (in October): Gone Girl What she hopes to accomplish in ASWC: There are many great initiatives that ASWC is worki...

Final fall senate summary

Abby Seethoff

January 17, 2015


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The ASWC Senate convened for the last time in 2014 to approve a GlobeMed request, ratify a club and table a resolution. With the money allocated from the Travel & Student Development Fund, sophomore Haley Case will be able to attend the GROW institute training conference in Chicago to learn...

Senior Survey

Abby Seethoff

December 22, 2014


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The members of the senior delegation ponder their roles on ASWC, their impending graduations, and their olfactory preferences. Tim Reed Major: Philosophy Favorite Smell: Lodgepole pines in the Sierra Nevada Dream spring break location: Skiing in Canada What he hopes to accomplish with ...

First-year Feature

Abby Seethoff

November 30, 2014


Filed under ASWC Unpacked, BLOGS

 Meet the lovely ladies of the 2014-2015 first-year senator delegation! Deepraj Pawar What drew her to Whitman: The amazing atmosphere when I visited. Everyone was so kind, supportive and motivated. I also loved how much opportunity there was and how active most students were on campus. The bes...

Funding debate dominates fourth senate meeting

Abby Seethoff

November 19, 2014


Filed under ASWC Unpacked, BLOGS

On November 16th, the ASWC Senate discussed senate procedures, further amended club bylaws, considered a hefty SLO fund request,  ratified two clubs, and passed a resolution by acclamation in memoriam of Parker Moore, a Linfield College student who died on Saturday night. Both the South Asian Students ...

Food, Money & Amendments: Third Senate Summary

Abby Seethoff

November 12, 2014


Filed under ASWC Unpacked, BLOGS

On November 2nd, the ASWC Senate convened for the third time this semester to appoint two students to the Bon Appétit Advisory Committee, consider legislation and discuss the college's budget priorities. First-years Greg Steigerwald and Rebecca Chinn both expressed enthusiasm about joining the...

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...

Senate Round Up May 5

Abby Seethoff

May 7, 2014


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At the final senate meeting of the 2013-2014 school year, ASWC appointed several students to various committees and passed some bylaw amendments and a resolution. ASWC appointed Jaime Parades-Torres to the Technology Task Force, Ari Ronai Durning to the Sustainability Advisory Committee, Kangqiao...

Congratulating the Pioneer and blue moon!

Abby Seethoff

May 2, 2014


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Campus Media Organizations are a significant part of ASWC's undertakings; here, we'll take a moment to celebrate some of their achievements! blue moon just received the Silver Crown Award, a national distinction, from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for Volume 26 from last year.  blue moon has won either Gold or Silver crowns from them for...

Senate Round Up April 20

Abby Seethoff

April 27, 2014


Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At the April 20 senate meeting, ASWC approved several nominations, passed some legislation, approved the 2014-2015 budget, and recognized GlobeMed as a Service Learning Organization (SLO). An SLO participates in "thoughtfully organized service" and "fosters visible civic responsibility and engagement"...

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