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National youth voter turnout increases; Washington breaks 40-year turnout record

Illustration by Lily Buller.
November 12, 2020

Though the full picture is still coming together, youth voter turnout is on pace to outstrip turnout levels in 2016. Tufts University CIRCLE projects that the final results will show that between 53–56...

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In

ASWC E.C. Elections– The Results Are In
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...

ASWC Gears up for Elections

ASWC Gears up for Elections
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...

ASWC Update: It’s McCorvie!

ASWC Update: It's McCorvie!
April 13, 2017

A new era has dawned on the ASWC Executive Council. Tuesday, April 11, EC election results were certified and announced by the ASWC Oversight Committee. AnnaMarie McCorvie will be next year’s President,...

ASWC Election Results

Contributed by ASWC
April 14, 2016
Arthur Schemitz will be president of the student government next year.

ASWC Needs You…To Vote

March 10, 2016
This year’s ASWC elections will encourage students to vote by keeping polls open for a longer period of time and having physical voting booths in addition to individual online voting.

Voting initiatives on campus

Photo by Natalie Mutter.
November 5, 2015
ASWC and Walla Walla for Bernie Sanders have separately implemented measures to encourage student voting on all levels.

Write-In Candidate Fills ASWC Senior Senator Position

Write-In Candidate Fills ASWC Senior Senator Position
October 22, 2015
Godwin Wang, who garnered two write-in votes in last spring’s election, was offered the position following Nick Hochfeld’s resignation at the beginning of the semester.

Elections fill 5 ASWC positions, leave 1 empty

September 25, 2014

The polls closed on Monday, marking an end to the weeklong first-year Senate and Sustainability Director ASWC campaigns. The new faces joining ASWC this year include first-years Emily Bowen, Emma Bishop,...

Tatiana Kaehler Next ASWC President, Executive Council Elected

Tatiana Kaehler Next ASWC President, Executive Council Elected
April 17, 2014

Results for the Associated Students of Whitman College 2014-2015 executive council election were released on Monday, April 14. Junior Tatiana Kaehler will be ASWC president for the 2014-2015 academic...

Federal Campaign Reform Requires Transparency

April 10, 2014

Since the U.S. Supreme Court defined money as speech in Buckley v. Valeo, U.S. federal elections have become increasingly more akin to an ad campaign selling the latest American lager than a model republic's...

ASWC Has Improved, But Engagement Still Problematic

Illustration by Eduardo Vazquez
April 18, 2013

When I wrote my election season column last semester, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) was in dire straits. A disjointed communications strategy and ineffectual leadership made for...

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