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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Photo contributed by Kimberly Rolfe.

Whitman alumni speak on racism in the workplace

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, the Student Engagement Center (SEC), The Intercultural Center (IC) and the Race, Violence and Health committee welcomed three Whitman alumni over Zoom to discuss their experiences...

Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

Lachlan Johnson May 8, 2014
For the first time in memorable history, the entire student body will vote directly on two petitions in a legislative election. The first petition in the election, taking place Thursday, May 8, will determine student support for a resolution calling for a student on the Board of Trustees as a voting member.

SEC to Fund More International Internships

Sam Grainger-Shuba February 20, 2014
ASWC’s 2013 lift on the ban on college-supported international travel will affect Student Engagement Center (SEC) funded internships for this coming summer. Students will be able to apply for jobs abroad and receive college funding to spend their summer there.

Percival and Behroozian Obtain New Leadership Roles

Sarah Cornett October 7, 2013
ASWC recently elected new leadership during their first Sunday senators meeting of the year. Sophomore Jack Percival and senior Kayvon Behroozian gained new titles of leadership at the first ASWC Senate meeting of the year Sunday night.
Illustration by Luke Hampton

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Nathan Fisher April 11, 2013
For almost two years I’ve had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio—Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking that I would have to work and write a real article, I was shocked to see an email from my editor asking me to look into a movie called “HairBrained” that supposedly had something to do with Whitman. Sounded interesting. So armed with a Web page for the movie, I naively set out on my first attempt at investigative journalism.
Illustration by Luke Hampton

Administration, ASWC Instrumental in Lifting International Travel Funding Ban

Sarah Cornett April 4, 2013
ASWC worked closely with the administration to lift the ban on College funding for international travel. The administration is hopeful that by removing the ban, students will have more opportunities for pre-professional experiences abroad.

Several ASWC Candidates to Run Unopposed in Upcoming Elections

Karah Kemmerly March 27, 2013
Executive council elections and senate elections are coming up soon, and several candidates are running unopposed.
ASWC Seeks Formal Student Representation Among Trustees

ASWC Seeks Formal Student Representation Among Trustees

Lachlan Johnson January 31, 2013
In February, Whitman’s Board of Trustees will formally discuss student representation on the Board of Trustees, a long-time goal of leaders of the Associated Student of Whitman College (ASWC).

ASWC Plans Student Fee Ahead of Schedule

Daniel Kim January 22, 2013
Students will have less time than usual this semester to give their input on the new student fee, as ASWC Senate is moving to vote on the fee ahead of schedule.
Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards

Rachel Alexander November 15, 2012
The fifteen 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, but in spite of the influence they wield on campus, most students have relatively little knowledge about what actually occurs at Trustee and committee meetings.

ASWC Senate convenes for year’s first official meeting in Memorial

Lachlan Johnson October 4, 2012
The Memorial Building hosted the first senate meeting of the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) on Sunday, Sept. 30. Senate meetings this year will be held in Memorial, the physical and symbolic center of campus, rather than their traditional location in the basement of Reid Campus Center.
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