Films & Fruit, Sophomore Senator Style

A swift sample of sophomore delegation culture–dedication and direction, film and fruit.

Dana Casterella

Favorite place that she’s visited: Palm Springs, California

(Anticipated) major: PoliticsSophomore Senator Dana Castrella

Last movie seen upon asking (in October): Gone Girl

What she hopes to accomplish in ASWC: There are many great initiatives that ASWC is working on this year, but I am most interested in producing a resolution to encourage an increase in student input during the tenure process as well as a resolution to offer credits for summer internships.

Mitchell Cutter (Spring 2015)

Favorite place that he’s visited: Wallowa County, Oregon

(Anticipated) major: BBMB

Last movie seen upon asking (in October): The Big Lebowski

What he hopes to accomplish in ASWC:  A) Find and implement ways to reduce the “sophomore slump” and B) Increase the ASWC budget size to fund more activities and give more funds to some of the amazing things our clubs are doing

Favorite fruit: Blueberries

Tom Howe (Fall 2015)

Favorite place that he’s visited: Jamaica. It was quite and eye-opening experience and the people there were so welcoming!

(Anticipated) majors: I  plan to be a biology and mathematics double major. Sophomore Senator Tom Howe

Last movie seen upon asking (in November): Quantum of Solace

What he hopes to accomplish in ASWC: I hope to increase the transparency among the administration here, ASWC and the general student body.

Favorite fruit: Bananas!

Arthur Shemitz

Favorite place that he’s visited: The Portland vegan mini-mall!

(Anticipated) major: It’s a wild lottery between Gender Studies, History, English, and Rhetoric!Sophomore Senator Arthur Shemitz

Last movie seen upon asking (in October): Tough Guise

What he hopes to accomplish in ASWC: Advocate for equitable institutional change, get the petition system off the ground, and do my best to make things totally rocking!.

Favorite fruit: B-A-N-A-N-A-S

Final fall senate summary

The ASWC Senate convened for the last time in 2014 to approve a GlobeMed request, ratify a club, and table a resolution.

With the money allocated from the Travel & Student Development Fund, Haley Case ’17 will be able to attend the GROW institute training conference in Chicago to learn about GlobeMed and develop an internship.

ASWC also recognized stART, Students Teach Art, a club that will provide Walla Walla elementary school students with supplementary arts education and allow Whitman students to develop their pedagogical skills.

Discussion of Act 14.2: Sexual Misconduct Policy comprised the bulk of the meeting.  Senators generally support the resolution, which amends the Whitman Sexual Misconduct Policy, but decided to table it to refine its message before hopefully passing it next semester.

The meeting concluded with reflective remarks and goodbyes from some of the senators who will be abroad in Spring 2015 .