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Sexism: Apparently, Women Just Need to Stop Complaining

Hillary Smith

May 13, 2014

A recent article on Huffington Post addresses sexist advertisements. Specifically, it comments on SuitSupply's latest ad campaign that features a man dressed in a smart looking suit surrounded by dancing women in tiny bikinis, with water joyously splashing over everyone. The article points out that t...

Senate Round Up May 5

Abby Seethoff

May 7, 2014

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

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...

Technology Does Not Welcome Women

Hillary Smith

May 2, 2014

A few weeks ago, an article entitled "Technology's Man Problem" was published in the New York Times. It chronicles the experiences of several women who worked or are working in technology, and the culture of sexism and male domination that pervades it. And to be sure, males dominate this field. Acco...

Senate Round Up April 20

Abby Seethoff

April 27, 2014

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"...

Check your mail!

Abby Seethoff

April 21, 2014

Hello followers of all things ASWC, As part of my personal initiative for ASWC Communications this semester, I decided to send handwritten notes in handmade envelopes (click here to see this post with a photo) to randomly selected students.  I mailed the first round on Friday; check your mail t...

Why are there fewer senior senators this semester?

Abby Seethoff

April 16, 2014

After Nilce Alvarez '14 resigned from her position as senior senator at the beginning of the semester, the Oversight Committee worked hard to try to fill the vacancy but ended up leaving it open.  Oversight asked each student who ran for the position in the spring of 2013 if they were interested in...

Tim Reed on the Presidential Search and College Budget

Abby Seethoff

April 15, 2014

Please enjoy this excerpt from an e-mail ASWC President Tim Reed sent to members of senate over spring break. Senate, Welcome back! Two very important topics: The presidential search and the college budget. Presidential Search (a.k.a who can match the bowtie?) A majority of the Executive Committ...

Being a Woman in Politics

Hillary Smith

April 15, 2014

Recently, I stumbled across an article on Today from 2009 about female politicians' conflict between work and family. I know, it's not exactly a recent article, but I am quite certain that the issues it presents have not disappeared. It opens by mentioning Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's de...

Gender and Pay

Hillary Smith

April 14, 2014

Generations after women first began to demand social and political rights, we are still struggling. It almost seems like a worse kind of struggle, because it's a struggle that many people refuse to see. Instead, they choose to believe that men and women are finally on equal footing. It's 2014, after...

Senate Round Up April 6

Abby Seethoff

April 14, 2014

During its April 6 meeting, the ASWC Senate approved a finance request, recognized a club, and passed some legislation. After some debate, Club Latino's request for $1,600 (an increase from its original request for $1000) to send five students to the Rose City Salsa and Timba Festival in Portland pas...

Three Questions, Nine Answers: The Finance Committee

Abby Seethoff

April 1, 2014

ASWC "provides funding to its constituent student organizations and individual members for the co-curricular and extra-curricular enrichment of all ASWC members," according to Article VII of the ASWC Bylaws.  The Finance Committee is the main body charged with overseeing the allocation of funding f...

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