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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Senate and House election updates

2022 Election Coverage Team, 2022 Election Coverage Team November 8, 2022

The Wire will be providing updates on elections across the U.S. We will be using data provided by the Associated Press, FiveThirtyEight, The Washington Post and The New York Times. Senate:  The...

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Democrats Must Change to Succeed

Harry Kelso, Columnist January 25, 2018

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...

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

AnnaMarie McCorvie, ASWC President November 16, 2017

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...

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ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Erin Lopez, News Reporter November 15, 2017

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...

ASWC uses new appointment process

ASWC uses new appointment process

Andy Monserud, Staff Reporter March 30, 2017

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...

Aldahleh Seeks Support for Possible EMS Program

Andy Monserud, Investigative Director December 4, 2016

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...

Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Anderson and Fox to Fill Vacant ASWC Senate Seats

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter October 5, 2016

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...

ASWC Senate Plans Ahead During Retreat

October 12, 2015

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...

ASWC First-year Election Platforms

September 17, 2015

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,...

Senate Recap, 4/12/15

Sonya Kuzminski April 15, 2015

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...

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Daniel Kim February 20, 2014
After serving as ­­Senator for the Fall semester, senior Nilce Alvarez has decided to take step down from her position on Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) due to health reasons.
Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Lachlan Johnson December 5, 2013
ASWC has appointed three students to formally represent the student body on the Sustainability Advisory Committee. Campus Sustainability Coordinator Tristan Sewell hopes to find formal representatives from the staff and faculty in the coming year and work with the committee to form a Climate Action Plan.
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