The Associated Students of Whitman College

 Senate

12.8.2019

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The Associated Students of Whitman College

From the Office of the President

Dear Senate Members,

We have a busy Senate this week with Finance requests, Bylaw amendments, Discussion Items and a new Website to look at! Please come prepared having read the available documents and given some thought to each of them; especially the petition system and the Marcus Whitman Statue discussions.

We are nearing the end of the semester, and I know this can be a tough time for everyone to maintain a grasp on all their commitments, jobs, social events, and also save some time for yourself and for sleep. We’re almost there!

Since this semester is soon coming to a close, I want to thank you all for your engagement in Senate. Things have run incredibly smoothly, and even when disagreements arise, they become productive ways for us to engage with new ideas.

Let’s keep this momentum moving forward to this Senate and the last work that we are doing on our committees over this next week.

Thank you all, and as always, please reach out to me if you want to talk, have a question, or want to start thinking about a project for next year.

Best,

Isaiah Banta ‘20

President | The Associated Students of Whitman College

aswc_president@whitman.edu  | 619-495-2111

AGENDA

7:00 pm                                                        10 minutes

Call to Order                                                        Isaiah Banta

Attendance                                                        Isaiah Banta

Approval of the Minutes                                        For the Senate’s Consideration

Executive Council Updates                                The Executive Council

Allie

Thys

Nadia

Elle

Tasi

Omar

Easton

Madeline

Isaiah

Recap                                                                Isaiah Banta

7:15 pm                                                         15 minutes

Agenda Item One                                                

Website and Logo Update                                        Communications Committee

7:30pm

Agenda Item Two                                                25 minutes

Petition Proposal                                ok                Llewyn Merrill & Student Outreach

Example Petition

Llewyn

Example: Make Bathrooms in “Safeway Hall” Gender Neutral

Discussion

Thoughts around value and improving

Vote: Whether to have a petition system or not, but this system can be improved in the future

        

7:55pm

Agenda Item Three                                        10 minutes

Latinx Finance Request                                        Finance Committee

Requesting travel to LLC Conference

Questions

What do you individually want to get out of the conference?

Have you considered putting on a P&P Presentation considering what you’ve learned?

Vote

Justification

8:05pm

Agenda Item Four                                                10 minutes

Stanford FLI Conference Request                                Finance Committee

What do you want to get out of the conference?

Vote

8:15pm

Agenda Item Five                                                20 minutes

Bylaw Revision                                                Oversight Committee

Walk us through sections that we have so far

ASWC

Senate Composition

Composition of EC

Vice Chairs

Elections

Amending Bylaws

Meant to be a start to a more official bylaw enactment based on

Thoughts/Questions

Want to respect:

Be passing these Bylaws but the elected/appointed EC positions will be withheld with the rest of bylaws, with the promise that we will be returning to those next semester

Discussion now focuses on parts other than that

Discussion/Questions of Bylaws

Vote

8:30

Agenda Item Six                                                15 minutes

Discussion: The Marcus Whitman Statue                        For the Senate’s Consideration

8:45

Agenda Item Seven                                                10 minutes

Confirming new KWCW Manager

Current KWCW Manager is Sophia, just hired Jack

Questions?

Vote

8:55pm

Final Comments or Ideas

Shoutouts / Important Events

Closing Ritual

Go around and say something you’ve appreciated on ASWC, something you want to see different next semester

End