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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...

SEC to Fund More International Internships

Sam Grainger-Shuba February 20, 2014

When the Associated Students of Whitman College lifted the ban on college-supported international travel in 2013, they affected internships funded by the Student Engagement Center for this coming summer....

Percival and Behroozian Obtain New Leadership Roles

Sarah Cornett October 7, 2013

Sophomore Jack Percival and senior Kayvon Behroozian gained new titles of leadership at the first ASWC Senate meeting of the year Sunday night. Percival won the role of ASWC vice president for this...

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...

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Administration, ASWC Instrumental in Lifting International Travel Funding Ban

Sarah Cornett April 4, 2013

After strong advocacy from ASWC, students next year will be able to travel internationally unaccompanied with college funding. At a Senate meeting on Sunday, March 31, ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian...

Several ASWC Candidates to Run Unopposed in Upcoming Elections

Karah Kemmerly March 27, 2013

ASWC elections are coming up, and the list for candidates looks a little short in some places. When students vote for next year's executive council on Monday, April 8, both the candidate for vice president...

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 Students of Whitman College (ASWC). 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. The Associated Students of Whitman College...

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,...


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...

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