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ASWC Inflicts Racial Trauma, Begins to Grapple with Consequences

Kate Grumbles and Mickey Shin

October 12, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

At the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate meeting held this past Sunday, Sept. 30, senators engaged in inappropriate questioning of a funding request for the 2018 PNW (Pacific Northwest) Students of Color Conference, prompting a schoolwide email describing the Sept. 30 discussion that wa...

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Polls closed for the ASWC Executive Council elections on Monday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Shortly over an hour after, ASWC announced the results to the student body via email. ASWC’s Executive Council elect—consisting of President Lily Parker, Vice President of Legislative Affairs Omar Aldahleh, V...

ASWC Election Forum Centers on Communication, Budget

ASWC Election Forum Centers on Communication, Budget

Christy Carley, News Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Candidates for ASWC’s Executive Council gathered Wednesday, April 4 at a public forum to announce their platforms and field questions from the Oversight Committee, represented by Jeanette Schwensen ‘18 and audience members. Those present at the forum included candidates for President, Vice Pres...

Changes to Student Fee, ASWC Budget Explained at Town Hall

Ben Kunz, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow

This past Thursday, Feb. 17, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Finance Chair, senior Chris Meabe, gave a presentation on potential changes to the ASWC budget and student fee. ASWC collects over 90 percent of its $569,939 budget for the academic year through the student fee, which is currently set...

ASWC Kicks Off Six Year Strategic Plan

ASWC Kicks Off Six Year Strategic Plan

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) is beginning work this semester on a six year strategic plan intended to bring sweeping changes to the governing body. The proposals for the strategic plan fall into four main categories: “big picture,” meaning changes to the ASWC Constitution, in...

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...

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...

ASWC’s Plans for This Year

Georgia Lyon, News Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

ASWC is back and on track to explore new policies with a group of people who have a variety of talents and experiences. This academic year, The Associated Student of Whitman College (ASWC) intends to address issues related to inclusion, communication and efficiency. Throughout the year, ASWC wil...

Whitman Events Board Shapes Student Programming

Georgia Lyon

March 10, 2016


Filed under ASWC, Community, NEWS

Whitman Events Board (WEB) is the student-run group in charge of programming on campus.

Gender pronoun selection now included in registration

Sara Platnick

January 28, 2016


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

Upon pre-registration for the Spring 2016 semester, in addition to common steps such as confirming their attendance and giving an emergency address, students for the first time ever could choose their preferred name and gender pronouns. These selections are visible to students’ professors and academic adv...

Voting initiatives on campus

Sara Platnick

November 5, 2015


Filed under ASWC, Community, NEWS

ASWC and Walla Walla for Bernie Sanders have separately implemented measures to encourage student voting on all levels.

Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year

Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year

Christy Carley

April 23, 2015


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, ASWC's elected Executive Council plans new ways to address student concerns and seeks to increase student involvement in college decision-making processes. With President George Bridges stepping down, ASWC hopes to work with incoming President Kathleen Murray...

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