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Democrats Must Change to Succeed

Illustration by Haley King
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?

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...

ASWC Tables Diversity Vote

Photo by Taj Howe
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
Procedure to fill vacant governing board seats goes into effect.
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

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
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

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
February 20, 2014

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...

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform

Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform
December 5, 2013

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...

Senate Round Up Number 1

October 24, 2013

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,...

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