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Whitman Wire

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)...

ASWC introduces Climate Action Resolution

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter February 23, 2023

On Feb. 5, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate passed a resolution to formally state the students’ position that climate action should be one of Whitman’s strategic priorities....

24 hour Climb-a-thon: Whitman Climbing Team embarks on ultimate fundraising effort

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor November 10, 2022

While the average college student may have been out at a frat party, having a cozy movie night or ordering Domino’s, the Whitman Climbing Team spent their Friday night and Saturday morning taking on...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Major ASWC election voter fraud ring uncovered

Conor Bartol, Forming a Super PAC and needs contributions April 28, 2022

Scandal struck the Associated Students of Whitman College after the discovery of a vast voter fraud scheme in the recent election. The fraud appears not to favor any one candidate, but rather was meant...

Contributed Photo by Gaby Rose.

Students elect new ASWC executive council

Lily Yost, News Reporter April 21, 2022

Last week, Whitman students voted on five positions for the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC). Over 36 percent of Whitman students voted in the election, a success compared to last year’s...

Illustration by Ally Kim.

Yik Yak: One of Whitman’s harshest critics

Hailey Livingston, Columnist November 4, 2021

A few weeks ago, Wire Reporter Grace Jackson wrote “The Yak is back on campus”, an article introducing us to the most infamous app on campus—Yik Yak. Yik Yak is an anonymous Twitter/Ask.fm hybrid....

Letter from the Editor: Open letter to ASWC

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2021

The Whitman Wire is critical to delivering campus news, employing over 50 student reporters, photographers, illustrators, production associates and editors. However, ASWC is currently planning on holding...

Photo contributed by Salma Anguiano.

Students elect junior Salma Anguiano as 2021-2022 ASWC president

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) held elections for the 2021-2022 positions of President, Finance Chair and Student Outreach Chair from April 8 to 9. The votes were tallied, and it was...

AAUP pushes for “open search” process for new college president

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter April 15, 2021

The Board of Trustees will soon begin their search for a successor to President Kathy Murray, who announced that she would be retiring from Whitman after the 2021-2022 school year. Arielle Cooley,...

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...

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