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On Sunday, April 8th and Monday, April 9th, Whitman students will have the opportunity to approve a constitution expected to clarify and enhance the relationship between them and the student governing body. The new constitution is the latest in a line of actions ASWC has undertaken to restructure itself, following the recent adoption of […]
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 […]
On November 12th, a typically smooth meeting of the ASWC Senate was interrupted by a fierce debate over a proposal to make the Diversity and Inclusion Director, Meg Rierson, a voting member of the body. The Executive Council position, which was formalized in Spring 2017, has been expanding in scope in recent months, with […]
On February 11th, ASWC, in a 13-3 vote (with 3 abstentions due to absence), passed a by-law amendment that will result in sweeping changes in the way the body and its senators interact with other student organizations. The amendment was the brainchild of Club Director Brian Wu, spurred by concerns over the Senate-Club […]
ASWC’s most recent Senate session, held on January 28th, marked a shakeup for the body as some new voting members made their debut appearances. Ryan Garrett and Jayden Dirk joined the Executive Council, becoming the new Sustainability Director and Oversight Chair, respectively, while junior Brahm Coler took over for outgoing senator Bryn Louise. Coler, a […]
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 […]
At the most recent Senate meeting, an act to make the position of Diversity and Inclusion Director a permanent facet of the ASWC Executive Council was ratified. Considering that this position was created just this year (in Fall 2016, by sitting ASWC president Arthur Shemitz), this is significant. Cherokee Washington, who currently holds the position, […]
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 […]