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ASWC Adopts New Multiple-Vice President Model

Over the past few weeks, a number of ASWC Executive Council positions have gained some additional prestige – and responsibilities – as the Senate voted to elevate them from ordinary committee chair positions to co-Vice Presidents of the governing body.   Alongside the pre-existing Vice President position, now renamed Vice President of Legislative Affairs, three […]


Shortly following the election of this year’s first-year Senators, ASWC hosted a weekend retreat at the Johnston Wilderness Center, during which a number of goals for 2017-2018 were discussed. One of the most popular ideas brought up was to change ASWC’s payment system from a bi-annual stipend to an hourly minimum wage.   Could such […]


ASWC has taken a big step toward a sustainable renewable energy policy for Whitman, passing a resolution that would encourage the campus to add solar panels to new campus roof installations.   Passed on October 29th, the resolution stipulates that any time a roof on campus is renovated, or a new roof is constructed, the […]

ASWC Office Hours

Starting this semester, the ASWC Executive Council will institute weekly open office hours in order to better communicate with the Whitman community. Each week will have a different theme, which will correspond with a topic that comes up during Senate or a prevalent issue on campus. Inquiries need not address the theme. ASWC president Arthur […]

Resolution SRF16.1: A Step Forward in Title IX Advocacy

At the most recent Senate meeting on November 13th, legislation was presented by co-authors Molly Unsworth ’18 and Kyle Fix ’19 to senators regarding recent violations to the college’s Title IX policy. Specifically, it advocates for mandatory notation on the transcript of “any student that chooses to withdraw while allegations of intimate partner violence, stalking, […]

President Murray Visits Senate

In continuation of her semesterly tradition, President Kathy Murray spoke to Senate at a recent meeting on the sixteenth of October. ASWC President Arthur Shemitz commented on the visit, saying, “Last year when President Murray first visited Senate, it was the first time in over a decade that the college president had visited an ASWC […]