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Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016

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...

Candlelight vigil honors Linfield College student

Candlelight vigil honors Linfield College student

Halley McCormick

November 17, 2014

At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, students, staff, and Walla Walla community members gathered on the steps of Memorial Hall for a candlelight vigil. Over seventy people convened to show support for the Linfield College community following the death of Linfield sophomore Parker Moore. Moore, a re...

ASWC Standoff Over Bylaw Interpretation Enters 11th Day

ASWC Standoff Over Bylaw Interpretation Enters 11th Day

Shelly Le

April 3, 2014

  As the heated student government debate over late-night pizza heads into its 11th day, neither senators nor members of the Associated Students of Whitman College administration appear ready to budge from their positions. Despite bleary eyes and listless hand waves, senators have been unwilling to ...

Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget?

Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget?

Lachlan Johnson

November 14, 2013

A rising student fee combined with cuts to select clubs' budgets last spring impacted student life on campus this fall, as organizations such as Waiilatpu and Whitman Direct Action struggled to adjust to increased austerity at Whitman. While Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) funding ha...

Percival and Behroozian Obtain New Leadership Roles

Sarah Cornett

October 7, 2013

Sophomore Jack Percival and senior Kayvon Behroozian gained new titles of leadership at the first ASWC Senate meeting of the year Sunday night. Percival won the role of ASWC vice president for this year. He had previously been operating as an interim vice president after senior Brian Choe resigned...

ASWC Senate Keeps Waiilatpu, Passes Resolutions on Student Taught Classes and Divestment

ASWC Senate Keeps Waiilatpu, Passes Resolutions on Student Taught Classes and Divestment

Sarah Cornett

April 15, 2013

Last Sunday night, April 14, ASWC Senate met for nearly six hours, discussing resolutions regarding student-taught classes, divestment and the fate of Waiilatpu. Student Taught Classes ASWC Senate passed a resolution sponsored by ASWC Vice-President, senior Marcial Díaz Mejía concerning student-taught classes, making these courses officially possible next year.  He cited existing examples, including Salsa C...

Meet the 2013 ASWC Executive Council Candidates

Meet the 2013 ASWC Executive Council Candidates

Emily Lin-Jones

April 4, 2013

ASWC Executive Council elections will be held on Monday, April 8. The Pioneer asked the candidates about their qualifications, goals for next year and favorite study spots. A debate between the presidential candidates, moderated by Chair of the Faculty and Professor of History David Schmitz, will be held ...

The practical side of academia: Searching for ‘real world’ experience in a liberal arts education

The practical side of academia: Searching for ‘real world’ experience in a liberal arts education

Cara Lowry

May 9, 2012

Few of us come to a small liberal arts college in rural Washington with a set career path in mind and seeking vocational training. We come here for what Whitman sells (and what it delivers). We learn to think critically, to be active participants in our classes, in our extracurricular activities, in...

ASWC Executive Council Elections 2012

ASWC Executive Council Elections 2012

Molly Johanson

April 5, 2012

ASWC's Executive Council elections take place Monday, April 9. The Pioneer asked President, Vice President, Finance Chair and Nominations Chair candidates to answer questions about their qualifications and what they would do if elected. The election polls will be open from 12:01 a.m until 9 p.m. Pr...

ASWC student fee raised by $20 for upcoming academic year

Shelly Le

February 29, 2012

ASWC voted to increase the student fee by $20 for the 2012-2013 academic year during its senate meeting last Sunday, Feb. 26. The fee, which is set at $336 for the coming year, is a large climb from this year's $316 and was raised to adjust for inflation and to address growing club budget demands. "ASWC...

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