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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Where Your ASWC Fees Go: Explained

Arham Khan, not a narc April 25, 2024

Glance at your semester bill - past the gym fees you never use because climbing the Hall of Science stairs counts as cardio - and you’ll find the ASWC fees. Ever wonder where all that money goes? Let’s...

ASWC’s Bold Move for Campus Growth

Daniela Quirós Araya, News Reporter April 18, 2024

During their March 31 meeting, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) quietly passed a resolution to increase the student fee after three years at the same rate. The increase moves the membership...

New ASWC-Affiliated Corruption Club

Meghan Kearney, ASWC Chair of Communications April 4, 2024

ASWC has dedicated years to ensuring that clubs stay free of corruption, from crafting bylaws to hosting Senate meetings where senators vote on whether clubs fit the requirements and ethical expectations...

ASWC Seeks Student Input on Divested Funds

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter February 22, 2024

On Dec. 3, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) voted to divest funds from Trillium ESG and government bonds. This decision followed several months’ discussion of ethical concerns relating...

Unrealized Gain of $74,000 from ASWC Investments

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter November 9, 2023

In 2018, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC)’s senate invested roughly $700,000. About 20% of that went into TIAA-CREF, a bond fund, while the other approximately 80% went into Trillium...

Pro Horse Meat and Anti-Freedom: ASWC Kills Vending Machines

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor September 28, 2023

A snack between classes, a crisp Coca-Cola after a long lecture, a bag of Frito Lays in the aftermath of the V-Nord show in Olin … the humble vending machine stands proudly for the needs of the common...

Illustration by Paloma Link

ASWC Mulls Over Pros and Cons of Removing Vending Machines

Sebastian Squire, News Editor September 21, 2023

During a Sept. 10 Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate meeting, representatives discussed possibly eliminating vending machines. This conversation comes as Whitman College moves...

ASWC election results are in

Abby Malzewski, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2023

On April 15, the results of the highly-anticipated ASWC executive council elections were announced. Following a semester filled with multiple resignations and reorganization, the annual ASWC elections...

Wire Watch Apr. 16-22

Wire Watch Apr. 16-22

Gillian Mackay-Brown, Managing Editor April 13, 2023

Sunday, April 16   Gamma Games 12-3 p.m., Sand Volleyball Court Kappa Kappa Gamma presents their annual fundraising event, Gamma Games! All proceeds from this beach volleyball tournament...

ASWC candidates take the debate stage

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 13, 2023

On April 6, six candidates running for ASWC positions made the case for their election in the Reid Campus Center basement. The participants pulled out all the stops to convince voters to mark their name...

Wire Watch Apr. 6-15

Wire Watch Apr. 6-15

Gillian Mackay-Brown, Managing Editor April 6, 2023

Thursday, April 6   First ASWC Debate 6 p.m., Reid Basement Candidates for the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Chair, Student Development Chair and Finance Chair will be debating. Snacks...

ASWC executive council undergoes multiple changes

Abby Malzewski, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2023

On Feb. 7, an email with the subject line, “ASWC EC Changes,” was sent to the Whitman community. The body of the message announced recent changes to the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC)...

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