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Board of Trustees delay budget approval

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

April 4, 2020

In February 2020, the Board of Trustees gathered on campus for the Winter Board Meetings. Traditionally, it is at these meetings that the board approves the budget for the coming fiscal year — but not this time around. President Kathy Murray explained the Board's decision to delay budget approval...

Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

Photo by Chloe Carothers-Liske

Chris Hankin, News Editor

February 7, 2018

On February 7th, Trustees met with students for dialogue on a wide variety of topics including the mission statement, next year’s budget, fundraising, and metrics with which they can assess progress towards fulfillment of the strategic priorities. Between February 7th and 9th the Board will hold the...

Pressing $50,000

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

April 20, 2017

The rise of tuition far beyond that of inflation is a well documented phenomena in higher education. But what accounts for these shifts at Whitman in particular?

ASWC Finances Find Firm Footing

Lachlan Johnson

April 21, 2016

ASWC is funding more activities than ever: the Whitman Events Board, five campus media organizations, club sports, and the salaries of numerous employees, ASWC is now supporting a record-breaking 67 clubs.

PLU’s budget “Krise-is”

December 7, 2014

This story was originally published in The Mooring Mast of Pacific Lutheran University on December 5, 2014. It was written by General Manager of MastTV and Mooring Mast Online Editor Allie Reynolds. Due to recent cutbacks in enrollment, changes will be happening campuswide during the next couple yea...

Show me the money: an examination of Whitman’s finances

Lachlan Johnson

October 9, 2014

As the Now Is the Time campaign approaches its conclusion, the sun is setting on one financial era of the college. President Bridges came to the college in 2005  with the intent of strengthening the college's financial position and increasing the endowment. While the last fifteen years saw a huge increase...

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

Andy Monserud

April 24, 2014

The Associated Students of Whitman College finalized its 2014-2015 budget with unusual ease on Sunday after just under 20 minutes on the floor with no senators voting against it. The budget, which allocates funds to all ASWC-supported clubs and events, had the advantage of an increased student fee...

Whitman’s Yearly Tuition Increase Lowest in Decade

Emily Lin-Jones

March 20, 2014

The Board of Trustees have set tuition to $44,440 for the 2014-2015 academic year, a 2.9 percent increase from last year. Room and board costs and the Associated Students of Whitman College fee were also raised to $11,228 and $360 respectively, according to an email President George Bridges sent out...

Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget?

Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget?

Lachlan Johnson

November 14, 2013

A rising student fee combined with cuts to select clubs' budgets last spring impacted student life on campus this fall, as organizations such as Waiilatpu and Whitman Direct Action struggled to adjust to increased austerity at Whitman. While Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) funding ha...

Budget Turmoil Risks Cutting Aid Partnership in Guatemala

Budget Turmoil Risks Cutting Aid Partnership in Guatemala

Lachlan Johnson

October 31, 2013

Every summer Whitman Direct Action (WDA) travels to Guatemala to research economic development and humanitarian aid, but this tradition may soon come to an end. Ambivalence from members of the ASWC Finance Committee left WDA questioning whether they can count on any support and wondering how to f...

‘Waiilatpu’ Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts

'Waiilatpu' Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts

Lachlan Johnson

October 23, 2013

In the face of a massive ASWC funding cut last year, Whitman College yearbook "Waiilatpu" has been searching for a way to survive and produce a compelling product. Changes include the elimination of paid staff positions, reorganizing the yearbook to encourage students to buy one every year and reaching...

ASWC Town Hall Looks at International Travel, Budget, Yearbook

Town Hall.  Photos by Brennan Johnson.

Dylan Tull

April 11, 2013

The final Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Town Hall of the year focused on three major subjects: the lifting of the international travel ban, addressing concerns regarding the ASWC budget and tackling the question of whether or not the yearbook should continue to be funded. In a...

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