Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year

Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year

Christy Carley
April 23, 2015
Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, News

As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, ASWC's elected Executive Council plans new ways to address student concerns and seeks to increase student involvement in college decision-making processes. With President George Bridges stepping down, ASWC hopes to work with incoming President Kathleen Murray... Read more »

Oversight Committee Investigates Negative Campaigning in Junior-Class Senate Election

Aleida Fernandez
April 17, 2015
Filed under ASWC, Breaking News, News, Politics

Earlier this week, the ASWC Oversight Committee investigated a complaint regarding negative campaigning within the junior-class Senate election for the 2015-2016 academic year. The complaint arose from another Senatorial candidate as a result of a Facebook post under the heading "Continuity." The post... Read more »

Resolution Summary (factbox)

Lachlan Johnson
February 5, 2015
Filed under ASWC, News

ASWC Senate unanimously passed "A Resolution Advocating for Change to Whitman's Sexual Misconduct Policy" last Sunday, Feb. 1. What would the Sexual Misconduct Policy look like if it was changed how ASWC wants? Jurisdiction The Sexual Misconduct Policy is currently part of the Faculty Code, and... Read more »

ASWC considers resolution on sexual assault policy

Lachlan Johnson
January 29, 2015
Filed under ASWC, News

A proposed resolution calling for changes to Whitman's Title IX and sexual assault policy will be discussed by the ASWC Senate on Sunday, Feb. 1. The resolution was written collaboratively by leaders from the college student body who formed the It's On Whitties committee this fall to discuss sexual... Read more »

ASWC hires news Executive Director of Communications

Christy Carley
January 29, 2015
Filed under ASWC, News

Concluding a month-long search for a new executive director of communications, Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) has officially hired senior Annie Sirski for the position. Since the time the position was vacated at the end of last semester, ASWC President senior Tatiana Kaehler has led... Read more »

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

Natalie Berg
November 20, 2014
Filed under ASWC, News

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 college's process of hiring and granting tenure to professors. Several controversial decisions in... Read more »

ASWC resolution advocates switch to test-free admissions

Annie Roge
October 23, 2014
Filed under ASWC, News

A resolution calling for the Whitman College administration to stop requiring future Whitman applicants to report standardized test scores was passed unanimously by ASWC last Sunday. Changing admissions policies to be test-optional has seen a significant amount of support in recent years in the liberal... Read more »

Communication mishap delays student trustee referendum

Lachlan Johnson
October 16, 2014
Filed under ASWC, News, News Highlight

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 pass the Student Trustee Resolution, marking the first time in recent memory that students have vot... Read more »

Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees

Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees

Lane Barton
October 16, 2014
Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, News

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. From Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, Whitman's Board of Trustees will convene for their fall meeting. While the Board holds ultimate power over the college, students do not have voice or vote on the board. But after years of requests from ASWC for greater representation, in 2013 the Board of ... Read more »

Elections fill 5 ASWC positions, leave 1 empty

Sam Jacobson
September 25, 2014
Filed under ASWC, News

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, Deepraj Pawar and AnnaMarie McCorvie, along with the sophomore split-ticket Sustainability Directors... Read more »

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes

Helen Angell
May 1, 2014
Filed under ASWC, News

In 2012, Whitman changed the process for addressing sexual misconduct in order to reflect the protections guaranteed under Title IX. To educate students about these changes and the way that Title IX is implemented at Whitman, the Associated Students of Whitman College held a Know Your IX panel last... Read more »

ASWC Resolutions Address Symposium, Nontenured Faculty

Lachlan Johnson
April 10, 2014
Filed under ASWC, News

The Associated Students of Whitman College considered two separate resolutions relating to next year's Power and Privilege Symposium during the senate meeting on Sunday, April 6. The first resolution, which would have confirmed the spring 2015 symposium, was set aside for further revisions due to inconsistencies... Read more »