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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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...

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...

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...

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Trustees Make First Visit of Spring Semester

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...

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...

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

Lachlan Johnson October 9, 2014
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 in the college’s endowment, this increase was accompanied by equally massive increases in spending by the college and skyrocketing tuition.
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.

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% increase from last year.
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
ASWC is working to alleviate pressure from an increase in club funding requests, as well as balance the student fee and lifecycle fund. While ASWC funding has remained relatively stable for the last five years, the recent budget crunch raises the question of whether this austerity is the beginning of a longer trend.
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 fund this year’s trip to Guatemala without it.
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