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What Does it Mean to be a Student Representative?

Lachlan Johnson

February 25, 2016

The student body is meant to have a voice on the governing boards that advise the Board of Trustees on the college’s most important decisions. However, a recent survey sent to students on administrative transparency suggests that the majority of students don’t know who the student representatives to these boards are.

President Murray Describes Strategic Planning, Governing Board Updates in Email

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2016

In an email sent to students on Friday morning, President Kathy Murray recapped last week’s governing board meetings, which included talks on the upcoming strategic planning process and the approval of a 2016-2017 budget for the college. The Living at Whitman Initiative, the college’s plan to build ...

More Student Representatives to Join Governing Committees

Emily Lin-Jones

March 7, 2013

More students will be sitting on governing board committees alongside trustees, overseers and faculty next year, announced ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian at an ASWC Senate meeting on Sunday, March 3. Following conversations with several trustees last week, including the Board of Trustees' chair...

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees

Talia Rudee

November 15, 2012

You've heard the name thrown around: the Board of Trustees––"The Board of Trustees is on campus this weekend," or "Come to this networking event with the Board of Trustees"––but many Whitties have no idea what exactly this mysterious group is. The Whitman College Board of Trustees is one of...

Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Rachel Alexander

November 15, 2012

The 15 members of Whitman's Board of Trustees have the power to set tuition, hire and fire the president and guide long-term policy for the college. In spite of the influence they wield on campus, most students have relatively little knowledge about what actually occurs at Trustee and committee meetings, something this year's ASWC administration is hoping to change. ...

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