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Administrators and Students Communicate at College Governance Forum

Andy Monserud

October 20, 2016

ASWC hosted its first-ever College Governance Forum last Thursday, where President Kathy Murray, Chair of the Board of Trustees Brad McMurchie and Faculty Chair Melissa Clearfield took student questions in a town-hall format in the Reid Coffeehouse. Clearfield, Murray and McMurchie took questions abo...

ASWC President Sex Tape Scandal

Illustration by Emily Jones

Evelyn Levine

February 27, 2013

This past week, a sex tape of Associated Students of Whitman College President junior Beemon Shethmoozian surfaced. The video of the ASWC president, a plate of kale, a giant stuffed teddy bear and multiple members of the Whitman Events Board in what is presumably an empty Town Hall meeting has spread across campus like wildfire. It all began when ASWC decided ...

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 ...

ASWC townhall meeting focuses on diversity concerns

Credit: Faith Bernstein

Rose Woodbury

October 27, 2011

When prospective students apply to Whitman, they are required to write a short essay addressing the question of diversity.  Yet  despite Whitman's focus on diversity,  some students remain concerned that a $320,000 decrease in available financial aid money and a shift from need-blind to need-sensitive...

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