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Walla Walla Library to Victoria, Australia: SEC Summer Internships

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter September 24, 2018

This past Monday, Sept. 10th, students who had summer internships funded by the SEC gathered to reflect on and discuss their varied experiences. From the Walla Walla Library to Victoria, Australia, this...

Strategic Planning Committee Focuses on Inclusion

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter April 27, 2017

By the end of the spring ’17 semester, the 2016-17 Strategic Planning Committee will have nearly completed its first phase. Co-chaired by President Kathy Murray, Vice Chair of the Board Nancy Serrurier...

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...

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter February 16, 2017
ASWC President Arthur Shemitz, Associate Dean of Students Juli Dunn and other members of the Whitman community are pushing for more gender inclusive bathrooms on campus, public restrooms that people of any gender or gender identity can use.
Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya.

No Ordinary Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor January 17, 2017

Feet crunching through the snow. Two friends, wrapped in blankets, cheerily huddled with their dog below an awning at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, shouted in support as the Martin Luther King Jr....

Administrators and Students Communicate at College Governance Forum

Andy Monserud October 20, 2016

ASWC hosted its first-ever College Governance Forum last Thursday, where President Kathy Murray, Chair of the Board of Trustees Brad McMurchie and Faculty Chair Melissa Clearfield took student questions...

ASWC’s Plans for This Year

Georgia Lyon, News Editor September 15, 2016

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...

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ASWC Election Results

April 14, 2016
Arthur Schemitz will be president of the student government next year.

Gender pronoun selection now included in registration

Sara Platnick January 28, 2016

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...

College considers socially responsible investing

Ellen Ivens-Duran January 28, 2016
In response to student pressure, Whitman’s administration announced the formation of the Divestment Policy Working Group via email on Tuesday.

Students Speak Out on Global Studies

Lane Barton November 5, 2015
An ASWC resolution and an open letter signed by over 300 students indicates a strong level of support for the Global Studies Initiative.

ASWC resolution advocates switch to test-free admissions

Annie Roge October 23, 2014

A resolution calling for the Whitman College administration to stop requiring future Whitman applicants to report standardized test scores was passed unanimously by ASWC last Sunday. Changing admissions...

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