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Democrats Must Change to Succeed

Democrats Must Change to Succeed

Harry Kelso, Columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The last time we had a national election in 2016, the Whitman campus was in disarray. It is now 2018, and the political world is in disarray about whether or not the Democratic Party will control the House of Representatives and/or the Senate by year’s end. Many believe that Donald Trump’s unprecedented...

Op-Ed: Why Did Legislation to get the Diversity and Inclusion Director a Vote Fail?

AnnaMarie McCorvie, ASWC President

November 16, 2017


Filed under OPINION

At ASWC Senate this weekend we considered a piece of legislation that would see the newly created position of Diversity and Inclusion Director become a position elected by the entire student body. This change would enable whoever holds the position to have voting rights in Senate. The debate was difficult...

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Erin Lopez, News Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

ASWC has yet to make a decision on a piece of legislation that would make the Director of Diversity and Inclusion a voting member. Legislation has been drafted, support gained, but no decision has been made. Nearing the end of the first formal Senate discussion on the issue, which occurred this past...

ASWC uses new appointment process

ASWC uses new appointment process

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

ASWC’s Nominations Committee recently began using a new procedure to install students in temporary positions on governing boards. These temporary appointments replace more long-term student representatives for a single semester, while they are abroad or otherwise off campus. The first temporary r...

Aldahleh Seeks Support for Possible EMS Program

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director

December 4, 2016


Filed under NEWS

A first-year ASWC senator is in the process of creating a student-run volunteer emergency medical service. Omar Aldahleh began work on planning a service that would provide rapid-response aid to minor medical issues on campus just before he came to Whitman. Aldahleh recently brought up for the servi...

Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

October 5, 2016


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

Sophomore Paris Fox and senior Jack Anderson will fill the two vacant seats in the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) senate. Last week a special election was held to determine who would become the new sophomore and senior senators, and the results of the special election were released this...

ASWC Senate Plans Ahead During Retreat

October 12, 2015


Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At last weekend’s annual ASWC retreat, roughly thirty students convened at the Johnston Wilderness Center. Exchanging names, ambitions, years and positions, the group was quickly united by their common passion for bettering Whitman College. Students discussed broader issues such as dissatisfaction...

ASWC First-year Election Platforms

September 17, 2015


Filed under ASWC Unpacked, BLOGS

Each of the first-year senator candidates submitted a platform in order to be included on the ballot. Ben Cosgrove Hometown: Fall City, WA Res Hall: Jewett My name is Ben Cosgrove, and I’m here to represent the Whitman College class of 2019.  I have only been here for two weeks, but I already feel right at...

Senate Recap, 4/12/15

Sonya Kuzminski

April 15, 2015


Filed under ASWC Unpacked

The Senate convened for its third to last meeting of the school year this past Sunday, covering some new legislation, continuing the solidification of next fall's campus wide leadership positions and beginning to ponder the transition into next year. The Whitman Tabletop Games Club, already an appreciated...

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Daniel Kim

February 20, 2014


Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

After serving as ­­senator for the fall semester, senior Nilce Alvarez has decided to take step down from her Associated Students of Whitman College position due to health reasons. Though the second semester is well into its second month, her seat has yet to be filled, and ASWC has begun reachin...

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Lachlan Johnson

December 5, 2013


Filed under NEWS

In a bid to increase the influence of the Sustainability Advisory Committee's (SAC) relevance on campus, ASWC has appointed sophomore Linnaea Weld, sophomore Eliana Schwartz and senior Jenni Doering to formally represent the student body. In previous years the SAC hasn't been able to take full adv...

Senate Round Up Number 1

Abby Seethoff

October 24, 2013


Filed under ASWC Unpacked

On Oct. 6, 2013, ASWC held a successful first Senate meeting. ASWC ratified two clubs, Campus Progressives and All Students for Consent. Campus Progressives is a political club whose mission is to "educate, advocate and mobilize" through workshops, volunteering, debates, video screenings, and more. ...

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