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ASWC Passes Act to Encourage More Student-Taught Classes

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Lachlan Johnson

April 25, 2013

Student-taught classes such as yoga, Zumba and salsa have proven increasingly popular on campus, and legislation passed at the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) senate meeting last Sunday, April 14, will allow would-be student-teachers to apply for funding for similar classes with less hassle. Through the act, ASWC plans to actively seek ...

ASWC Forms New Committee to Discuss Long-Term Goals

Illustration by Tyler Schuh

Daniel Kim

February 21, 2013

Although the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) feels confident that it is addressing many of students' short-term goals for the College, they have begun plans to create a student committee to discuss some long-term goals for Whitman and ASWC. In order for a student to be considered to become a part of the committee, he or ...

ASWC Town Hall Provides Forum for Student Voices

Evan Taylor

October 31, 2012

The first ASWC town hall meeting of the semester was held in the Reid Ballroom Thursday, Oct. 25 and was open to the general student body. ASWC senators, club representatives and other students were given the opportunity to bring up any issues or questions they had about ASWC or the college in general. The ...

New grievance policy provides students an outlet

Emily Lin-Jones

September 13, 2012

According to the Statement of Rights included in the Student Handbook, all students have "the right to redress grievances"––but it wasn't until this year that they were given an official means to do so. The college has published online this year an interim grievance policy, which gives students,...

Behroozian elected ASWC president, other executive council winners announced

Josh Goodman

April 9, 2012

For the first time since 2003, the Whitman student body elected a rising junior to ASWC president. Sophomore Kayvon Behroozian was elected ASWC president for the 2012-13 academic year with 51.7 percent of the vote. His competitor, junior Ryan Gilkey, had 46.3 percent of the vote; the remaining two percent were write-ins. "I've been actually dreaming about this day for...

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