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ASWC Inflicts Racial Trauma, Begins to Grapple with Consequences

Kate Grumbles and Mickey Shin

October 12, 2018

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...

First-Year Senators Elected to ASWC

Karsten Beling

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) held its first Senate last Sunday, September 30th. The Senate recently welcomed five new additions, as the first year class of senators was elected after a weeklong race earlier this month. All five of the first year senators for the semester ran for...

ASWC senators set standards for on-campus involvement

Katy Wills

March 12, 2015

The senators of the Associated Students of Whitman College are a bunch of nerds. I can say that with authority and playfulness because I served my time in Senate last year and identified with that type myself. Those 16 senators and several other members of ASWC are passionate about representing student...

Senate Happenings! February 22, 2015

Sonya Kuzminski

February 23, 2015

ASWC convened last night for a productive meeting which addressed a variety of issues, passed a significant amount of legislation, and witnessed multiple members of the Senate demonstrate their socks and tie matching skills. First on the agenda was the approval of funding to be allocated to a safety...

ASWC Passes Act to Encourage More Student-Taught Classes

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Lachlan Johnson

April 25, 2013

Student-taught classes such as yoga, Zumba and salsa have proven increasingly popular on campus, and legislation passed at the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) senate meeting last Sunday, April 14, will allow would-be student-teachers to apply for funding for similar classes with less hassle. Through the act, ASWC plans to actively seek ...

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...

ASWC Senate convenes for year’s first official meeting in Memorial


Lachlan Johnson

October 4, 2012

The Memorial Building hosted the first senate meeting of the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) on Sunday, Sept. 30. Senate meetings this year will be held in Memorial, the physical and symbolic center of campus, rather than their traditional location in the basement of Reid Campus Center. Despite...

ASWC undergoes “major overhaul”

ASWC undergoes

Maegan Nelson

September 27, 2012

With results of the 2012 Senate elections in, major changes are in store for ASWC. In addition to the freshly elected first-year senators, this year's ASWC has an unusually high proportion of new members in the Senate and on its Executive Council. "We are having a major overhaul in the senate," said ASWC president Kayvon Behroozian. Over 80 percent of the membe...

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