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Penrose guided by Library Advisory Committee

Penrose guided by Library Advisory Committee

Louis Moench, News Reporter

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, as well as its new policies and projects, are all managed by a little-known committee. Penrose Lib...

Meet your first-year senators

Meet your first-year senators

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

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 voter turnout rate and no candidates from the junior class. Despite these factors, ASWC rep...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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