Senate Round-Up #1

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, advocate and mobilize” through workshops, volunteering, debates, video screenings, and more.  For more information, you can view their website here.

ASC hopes to build on momentum established by Green Dot and Take Back the Night with student-directed effort. ASC recently received national attention from the Huffington Post in an article recognizing college campuses for working to stop sexual assault. 

First years Kanupria Sanu and Wenjun Gao were appointed to the Nominations Committee; first-years Annie Boyenneh and Hallie Barker were also appointed to the Oversight Committee.

ASWC also allocated $2,000 for upperclassmen Carly Busch, Chelan Pauly, Chloe Alley-Sarnack, Kemper Brightman and Maddie Player to attend the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) conference November 7-9 in College Park, Maryland.  They plan to implement what they learn about risk management and environmental stewardship in Whitman’s Outdoor Program when they return.  To learn more, visit theirwebsite.

The senate confirmed sophomore Jack Percival as the official Vice President. He is also the chair of the Student Affairs Committee and a student academic advisor in Lyman.

For more information about what happened at this Senate meeting, check out the comprehensive minutes here at ASWC’s website.