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OP-ED: Why was it so difficult to get funding for a students of color conference from ASWC?

Ye Rim Cho, Senior

October 12, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, OPINION

I went to two ASWC meetings last week – one with the finance committee and one with the senate. A few students of color and I volunteered since we had to justify our request of $3,000 for transportation and lodging for the upcoming students of color conference. For those who aren’t familiar, Whitman ...

ASWC Inflicts Racial Trauma, Begins to Grapple with Consequences

Kate Grumbles and Mickey Shin

October 12, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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

First-Year Senators Elected to ASWC

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

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 E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Polls closed for the ASWC Executive Council elections on Monday, April 9 at 8:00 p.m.  Shortly over an hour after, ASWC announced the results to the student body via email. ASWC’s Executive Council elect—consisting of President Lily Parker, Vice President of Legislative Affairs Omar Aldahleh, V...

ASWC Election Forum Centers on Communication, Budget

ASWC Election Forum Centers on Communication, Budget

Christy Carley, News Editor

April 5, 2018


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Candidates for ASWC’s Executive Council gathered Wednesday, April 4 at a public forum to announce their platforms and field questions from the Oversight Committee, represented by Jeanette Schwensen ‘18 and audience members. Those present at the forum included candidates for President, Vice Pres...

ASWC Gears up for Elections

ASWC Gears up for Elections

Rylee Neville

March 30, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

As most of Whitman returns from spring break, students running for Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) positions are gearing up for election season. The candidates responded to questions involving their campaigns by email over break. Campaigning for Executive Council positions will begin on March ...

What’s in a Mission Statement?

What’s in a Mission Statement?

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On January 16, after months of feedback, meetings and revisions, President Kathy Murray presented the Whitman community with the final draft of the college’s new mission statement to be discussed by the Board of Trustees next week. The statement reads as follows: Situated within the rich landscape ...

Op-Ed: Why Did Legislation to get the Diversity and Inclusion Director a Vote Fail?

AnnaMarie McCorvie, ASWC President

November 16, 2017


Filed under OPINION

At ASWC Senate this weekend we considered a piece of legislation that would see the newly created position of Diversity and Inclusion Director become a position elected by the entire student body. This change would enable whoever holds the position to have voting rights in Senate. The debate was difficult...

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Erin Lopez, News Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

ASWC has yet to make a decision on a piece of legislation that would make the Director of Diversity and Inclusion a voting member. Legislation has been drafted, support gained, but no decision has been made. Nearing the end of the first formal Senate discussion on the issue, which occurred this past...

ASWC President on Campus Free Speech

ASWC President on Campus Free Speech

Erin Lopez, News Reporter

October 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

On October 27, Wire Reporter Erin Lopez sat down with ASWC’s President AnnaMarie McCorvie ‘18 to discuss free speech on campus. What follows is a partial transcript from that conversation. Head to https://whitmanwire.com/ to listen to the full interview. The following transcript has been edited for cl...

Town Hall Considers Question of Free Speech

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS

ASWC’s first town hall of the year saw Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Kazi Joshua, Dean of Students Darren Mooko and Dean of Faculty Melissa Clearfield start a discussion about free speech on campus. In light of recent riots at colleges in response to alt-right speakers, such as at UC Berkeley,...

ASWC Opening Senate Foregrounds Diversity and Accessibility

ASWC Opening Senate Foregrounds Diversity and Accessibility

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The first meeting of the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) was held this past Sunday, Oct. 1. As another year of meetings and projects are beginning, ASWC appears to be taking steps forward to make their activities more accessible for everyone. Specific goals that ASWC has this yea...

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