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ASWC Gears up for Elections

ASWC Gears up for Elections
March 30, 2018

As most of Whitman returns from spring break, students running for Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) positions are gearing up for election season. The candidates responded to questions involving...

Op-Ed: Why Did Legislation to get the Diversity and Inclusion Director a Vote Fail?

November 16, 2017

At ASWC Senate this weekend we considered a piece of legislation that would see the newly created position of Diversity and Inclusion Director become a position elected by the entire student body. This...

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Photo by Taj Howe
November 15, 2017

ASWC has yet to make a decision on a piece of legislation that would make the Director of Diversity and Inclusion a voting member. Legislation has been drafted, support gained, but no decision has been...

ASWC President on Campus Free Speech

ASWC President AnneMarie McCorvie. Photo by Gokay Abaci
October 30, 2017

On October 27, Wire Reporter Erin Lopez sat down with ASWC’s President AnnaMarie McCorvie ‘18 to discuss free speech on campus. What follows is a partial transcript from that conversation. Head to https://whitmanwire.com/...

Walla Walla calls for hope, action in response to DACA announcement

Walla Walla calls for hope, action in response to DACA announcement
September 8, 2017
Smoky skies didn’t stop a crowd from filling three street corners at 1st and Main Wednesday to rally in support of immigrants who are increasingly vulnerable after the Trump Administration’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

LLC Manager Devon Wootten Running for City Council

LLC Manager Devon Wootten Running for City Council
September 5, 2017

Language Learning Center Manager and Encounters professor Devon Wootten is running for Walla Walla City Council. Wootten has lived in Walla Walla for six years and has noticed a change in the town even...

ASWC Floats Switch from Stipend to Hourly Pay

The plan - which is in its early stages - would necessitate a major increase in the student fee
April 27, 2017

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...

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

ASWC Update: It's McCorvie!
April 13, 2017

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,...

ASWC uses new appointment process

ASWC uses new appointment process
Procedure to fill vacant governing board seats goes into effect.
March 30, 2017

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...

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Illustration by Claire Revere
November 10, 2016

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...

Political action on campus not focused on presidential election

Olivia Barry and family meet presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
September 29, 2016

With a little over a month before Election Day, Whitman students are shaping their voting plans. On the Whitman campus, student political groups are turning away from the contentious presidential election...

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

Photo by Anna Dawson
April 28, 2016

If you wander into Memorial 331 on a Sunday night, you’re likely to find a room full of student representatives deep in discussion over the minutia of college policy and current issues. If you take a...

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