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ASWC creates support projects for students

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

April 11, 2020

On March 12, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman would be moving to online learning after spring break in response to COVID-19. That afternoon, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) held two emergency meetings to brainstorm and discuss solutions for the problems...

ASWC petition calls for equitable grading system during COVID-19 pandemic

Alissa Antilla, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2020

With Whitman College’s move to online distance-learning, students and faculty are reconsidering the college’s current grading system.  As it stands, Whitman operates on a standard A, B, C, D, F grading scale. However, students’ education has been radically altered as classes have moved online. In ...

ASWC reflects on 2019 and looks towards 2020

ASWC held its second Senate meeting of 2020 on Sunday, Feb. 9. They reflected on the initiatives established in Fall 2019. Photos by Samarah Uribe

Jessica Lilly, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2020

The Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) is Whitman’s student government, responsible for representing student interests on campus, sponsoring all campus programming and funding student organizations. On Sunday, Feb. 9, ASWC held their second Senate meeting of spring semester, during whic...

Meet your first-year senators

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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...

Martial Arts Club

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018

The Martial Arts club is a brand new club on Whitman’s campus, having begun just last year. The club has recently been notified that they will receive official funding for next year, and with that comes hopes for more people to come and try martial arts. Sophomore Isaiah Banta created the martial arts...

Town Hall Considers Question of Free Speech

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter

October 24, 2017

ASWC’s first town hall of the year saw Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Kazi Joshua, Dean of Students Darren Mooko and Dean of Faculty Melissa Clearfield start a discussion about free speech on campus. In light of recent riots at colleges in response to alt-right speakers, such as at UC Berkeley,...

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