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Virtual events, emergency funding and academic communities: ASWC leaders reflect on semester goals

November 25, 2020

As our atypical semester draws to a close, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) team reflected on the goals they laid out for themselves at the beginning of the semester to support the student...

Upcoming event: “Strategies for Responding to Election-Related Stress”

October 30, 2020

Stressed about next week’s election? Join ASWC, Whitman Votes and the Counseling Center staff for their event “Finding Space Amidst the Race: Strategies for Responding to Election-Related Stress”...

Upcoming event: “Becoming a Voting Rights Activist”

Image contributed by Whitman Votes.
October 7, 2020

Whitman Votes will hold their first event of the semester, “Becoming a Voting Rights Activist,” this Thursday, Oct. 8, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. over Zoom. The club is Whitman’s chapter of the national,...

Under new leadership, ASWC adjusts to virtual learning

Under new leadership, ASWC adjusts to virtual learning
September 10, 2020

Under new leadership, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) are optimistic they’ll find innovative ways to support the student body during the fall semester online. On July 29, Sneh...

In the midst of a pandemic, mental health challenges grow

May 15, 2020

As college students across the country adjust to their new routines at home or on campus, they must recon with new mental health challenges as well.  For many students, issues of maintaining a source...

ASWC creates support projects for students

April 11, 2020

On March 12, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman would be moving to online learning after spring break in response to COVID-19. That afternoon, the Associated Students of Whitman...

“For the Record” zine sparks conversations around Power & Privilege

Illustration by Megan Waldau
March 3, 2020

The zine “For the Record: Official Internal Review of the 2019 Power & Privilege Symposium” was released and dispersed by an anonymous group of students in conjunction with the 2020 Power &...

ASWC reflects on 2019 and looks towards 2020

ASWC held its second Senate meeting of 2020 on Sunday, Feb. 9. They reflected on the initiatives established in Fall 2019. Photos by Samarah Uribe
February 18, 2020

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) is Whitman’s student government, responsible for representing student interests on campus, sponsoring all campus programming and funding student organizations....

Tracking the demise of the Whitman yearbook

Illustration by Megan Waldau
February 3, 2020

After years of budget cuts and vacillating student interest, Whitman’s yearbook, previously known as Waiilatpu, went quietly out of publication in 2017. Its discontinuation has repercussions for both...

Student Code of Conduct explored at ASWC Town Hall

Student Code of Conduct explored at ASWC Town Hall
December 5, 2019

This year, President of the Associated Students of Whitman College Isaiah Banta has organized a series of town hall-style meetings on campus, a process formalized in the Associated Students of Whitman...

Penrose guided by Library Advisory Committee

One of the lesser-known functions of the Penrose Library is the intellectual property project which compiles online informational resources on copyright and patenting processes.
November 14, 2019

Penrose Library is one of the most widely used academic resources on campus — a place where students do homework, print between classes and check out books. However, the administration of the library,...

Meet your first-year senators

Ava Liponis
October 3, 2019

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) ran elections for the Student Outreach Committee this past month, welcoming three new first-year representatives to Senate. Their campaign saw a lower-than-average...

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