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Accessibility, land acknowledgement and P&P: A look into ASWC’s spring initiatives

Jessie Brandt, Staff Reporter April 1, 2021

ASWC’s prioritized actions of late include campus-wide accessibility projects, authoring an Indigenous Peoples acknowledgment, deliberating Power & Privilege recommendations and introducing a new...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

ASWC offers IUD insertions in the park

Rachel Husband, Hiding from the IRS March 18, 2021

After the astounding success of another Menstrual Cup Give-Away sponsored by the Sustainability Committee, ASWC is launching free IUD insertions in Pioneer Park for all students who want them. Intrauterine...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

ASWC proposes three FSR-related resolutions urging Board of Trustees to consider student needs

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter March 11, 2021

In response to community-wide distress generated by the Financial Sustainability Report (FSR), the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) passed three resolutions on Feb. 21. “Resolutions are...

Upcoming events: ASWC informational session regarding the Financial Sustainability Review

Sean Gannon, News Editor February 9, 2021

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) will hold two informational sessions this week regarding the recent Financial Sustainability Review recommendations. The sessions will be led by ASWC's...

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

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter 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”

Sean Gannon, News Editor 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”...

Image contributed by Whitman Votes.

Upcoming event: “Becoming a Voting Rights Activist”

Sean Gannon, News Editor 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

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter 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

Kate Grumbles, News Reporter 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

Alasdair Padman, News Editor 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...

Illustration by Megan Waldau

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

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter 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 held its second Senate meeting of 2020 on Sunday, Feb. 9. They reflected on the initiatives established in Fall 2019. Photos by Samarah Uribe

ASWC reflects on 2019 and looks towards 2020

Jessica Lilly, Staff Reporter 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....

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