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ASWC Gears up for Elections

ASWC Gears up for Elections

Rylee Neville

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 their campaigns by email over break. Campaigning for Executive Council positions will begin on March ...

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

AnnaMarie McCorvie, ASWC President

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 change would enable whoever holds the position to have voting rights in Senate. The debate was difficult...

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Erin Lopez, News Reporter

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 made. Nearing the end of the first formal Senate discussion on the issue, which occurred this past...

ASWC President on Campus Free Speech

ASWC President on Campus Free Speech

Erin Lopez, News Reporter

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/ to listen to the full interview. The following transcript has been edited for cl...

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

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

Christy Carley, Staff Writer

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

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Writer

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 in this short time. “I think we face new issues that are tied to the growth of tourism,” Wootten said. “We have this amazing economic engine of t...

ASWC Floats Switch from Stipend to Hourly Pay

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter

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 the very early stages—to make those positions compensated hourly. The idea is a passion project of ...

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

Mitchell Smith, Editor in Chief

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, Emily Bowen will serve as Vice President, Chris Meabe will handle the budget as Finance Chair a...

ASWC uses new appointment process

ASWC uses new appointment process

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter

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 for a single semester, while they are abroad or otherwise off campus. The first temporary r...

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert

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 make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

Political action on campus not focused on presidential election

Andy Monserud

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 and toward other forms of organizing, including promotion of down-ticket candidates, registering fello...

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

Ellen Ivens-Duran

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 good long look around that room, you will see a room that is fairly representative of Whitman’s c...

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