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ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure
November 20, 2014

ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman's 12 comparison colleges, in response to students' desire to become more involved in the...

Communication mishap delays student trustee referendum

October 16, 2014

Due to a failure in communication, the Student Trustee Resolution passed by the student body in a referendum last spring was never communicated to the Board of Trustees. Last May, students voted to...

New ASWC senators prepare for duties on annual retreat

October 3, 2014

ASWC representatives prepared for the upcoming legislative session this weekend on the annual ASWC retreat at the Johnston Wilderness Campus. The goal of the retreat is to educate  newly-elected senators...

Elections fill 5 ASWC positions, leave 1 empty

September 25, 2014

The polls closed on Monday, marking an end to the weeklong first-year Senate and Sustainability Director ASWC campaigns. The new faces joining ASWC this year include first-years Emily Bowen, Emma Bishop,...

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease
April 24, 2014

The Associated Students of Whitman College finalized its 2014-2015 budget with unusual ease on Sunday after just under 20 minutes on the floor with no senators voting against it. The budget, which...

Students Create Individually Planned Majors

April 17, 2014

Over the past five years, approximately 0.5 percent of graduating students completed a major not offered at Whitman College, instead opting to create their own individually planned major, or IPM. This...

Tuition Increase Pressures Students’ Finances

graphic by Julie Peterson
April 10, 2014

The cost of tuition at Whitman for the 2014-2015 academic year will be raised $1,290 to $44,440, a 2.9 percent increase from last year. The total cost of tuition, room and board and the ASWC student...

Student Fee Increase Forecasts More Money for Clubs

February 13, 2014

On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Associated Students of Whitman College raised the student fee to $360 for the next academic year, an increase of $10 from last year. Senators hope the increase will allow more funding...

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