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The Minutes Roll On

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor

April 5, 2016

ASWC’s last Senate preceded a week of Sustainability Summit presentations, Town Hall discussions, and plenty of WEB events. President Jack Percival began the meeting by reminding Senators of their “duty to their peers” to both faithfully attend ASWC events and maintain contact with constituents. Vi...

On The Gas Station Issue

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor

April 5, 2016

As submissions for its Binary issue wrapped up, Quarterlife’s staff prepared for upcoming leadership transitions and looming publication deadlines. To guarantee the continued quirkiness of Whitman’s quarterly literary magazine, ASWC Nominations Chair AnnaMarie McCorvie brought Brie Strom and Gillian...

Post-Sundae Sunday

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor

April 5, 2016

Following a Town Hall brimming with talk of Transparency and ice cream sundaes, Senate met again to discuss upcoming events and initiatives. Finance Committee Chair Anya Tudisco announced the publication of the “Walla Wallet” blog, where students and student organization talk about their use of T+SD fu...

Committee Feature: Student Affairs

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor

April 5, 2016

Though all of ASWC strives to connect to the student body, the Student Affairs Committee specifically helps students improve Whitman through legislation. According to chair Arthur Shemitz, the committee “make[s] changes to the student body” by writing and approving acts and resolutions for the Senate...

First Senate Commences a Productive Year

Tyler Maule, ASWC Copy Editor

April 5, 2016

Last Sunday, the ASWC Senate entered its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year to the tune of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” As the music faded out, the formal dress code and prompt start reestablished the importance of the occasion. To begin, the Executive Council presented a variety of ongoing...

Check out “A Way With Words”

January 24, 2016

Hello readers. It's been a while. I was abroad last semester in Argentina. Needless to say, I'm excited to get back to blogging. At some point I'm hoping to write about the linguistic points of interest from my time in Argentina.   This morning, I was listening to an episode of "A Way With Words,"...

ASWC Senate Plans Ahead During Retreat

October 12, 2015

At last weekend’s annual ASWC retreat, roughly thirty students convened at the Johnston Wilderness Center. Exchanging names, ambitions, years and positions, the group was quickly united by their common passion for bettering Whitman College. Students discussed broader issues such as dissatisfaction...

Teacup Pig Rant

September 28, 2015

If you have ever had a passing “Uptown Girls” fantasy of owning a teacup pig, I’m here to tell you that it’s never going to happen. First of all there is no such thing as a teacup pig. There are many breeds of mini-pigs but none are as small as most people expect them to be. Most people expect...

ASWC First-year Election Platforms

September 17, 2015

Each of the first-year senator candidates submitted a platform in order to be included on the ballot. Ben Cosgrove Hometown: Fall City, WA Res Hall: Jewett My name is Ben Cosgrove, and I’m here to represent the Whitman College class of 2019.  I have only been here for two weeks, but I already feel right at...


Sonya Kuzminski

April 26, 2015

On Friday, May 1, our president Tatiana Kaehler will be presenting the newly passed divestment resolution and the recent student referendum to the Board of Trustees at their spring meeting in Memorial. This is our biggest ask yet. College campuses across the nation are having sit-ins in support of fossil...

Senate Recap 4/19/15

Sonya Kuzminski

April 24, 2015

The Senate met this past Sunday for one of the year's final meetings, considering the transition into next year, confirming appointments to the Council on Student Affairs, considering the leadership structure of next year's Power & Privilege Symposium and passing a resolution on divestment. They...

Ocean Acidification

Jessica Parker

April 15, 2015

There have been five mass extinctions over the course of life on earth. The largest one, known as the Great Dying, occurred at the end of the Permian period, 252 million years ago. Around 96 percent of earth's marine species, 70 percent of terrestrial vertebrates and 57 percent of all insect famil...

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