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Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter
March 2
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Whitman College Technology Center recently reached its six month mark at the new office across the street from College House, and tech employees are already seeing the positive impacts. Before July of 2016, Whitman College tech staff was spread out amongst Olin Hall, Hunter Conservatory and the oth...

WCTS Helps Students With Computer Hacking Issues

North Bennett
April 25
Filed under NEWS

As of April 20th, WCTS has reported 45 student email accounts have been hacked since April 1st, and provides suggestions how to minimize the risk of this occurring.

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Two New Printers Added to Olin Hall

Two New Printers Added to Olin Hall

North Bennett, News Writer
February 11
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Olin Hall has two new printers, located in the second floor student lounge and Olin East's first flour lounge.

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Learned helplessness keeps women out of tech

Katy Wills
April 30
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

I work for Technology Services at Whitman and it's one of the best jobs I've ever had. My co-workers are a patient, kind and thoroughly entertaining team of A/V nerds. During the daytime shifts I complete basic office maintenance tasks like organizing wires and chargers or cleaning projectors. It's ...

Backhoe disrupts Whitman, regional communications

Lane Barton
February 5
Filed under NEWS

On Friday, Jan. 23, the Whitman College campus experienced a loss of cell service and access to 911 after a fiber optic cable was cut by a backhoe operator. The severed cable disrupted communication in surrounding counties at approximately 2 p.m.  Collaboration between Campus Security, the Dean of Students...

College Revamps Website

Maegan Nelson
October 31
Filed under NEWS

Last week Whitman updated its website to an improved content management system through the software company Ingeniux. The company was founded in 1999 by alumnus Jim Edmunds '78, who has been working closely with Director of Communications Ruth Wardwell and Online Content Manager Phil Thompson on these changes. ...

Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions

Lachlan Johnson
September 13
Filed under NEWS

Penrose Library has made several changes to help serve students this fall. Six new study rooms will help meet the needs of students seeking a quiet place to study alone or in groups, and Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) will begin providing services from the desk space in the atrium of the...

WCTS upgrades swipe access system

Emily Lin-Jones
September 13
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) updated Whitman's swipe access and ID card systems for the new academic year, allowing for faster and more efficient programming of new cards. The switchover to the new swipe system happened in March, with the new system going live on May 25. Although the update happened in the wake of ...

Trial date set for former Whitman student charged with ID theft, burglary

Shelly Le
March 1
Filed under NEWS

A trial date for a former Whitman student who has been charged with identity theft in the second degree and burglary in the second degree has been set. Simon Van Neste was arrested last year on Oct. 27 and was detained for four days in the Walla Walla County Corrections Facility. According to the...

ID crime hits campus: Whitman student suspected of identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le
November 3
Filed under NEWS

Police arrested a Whitman student the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, for allegedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain swipe access to a number of restricted areas. Senior Simon Van Neste is accused of second-degree identity theft and second-degree burglary and was detained for four...

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

Shelly Le
November 3
Filed under NEWS

This article was co-authored by Patricia Vanderbilt. On the Whitman campus, Whitman ID cards are both credit card and key. One swipe allows access to dorms and other campus buildings, authorizes purchases to a student account, charges meals or flex dollars from a Bon Appétit meal plan and checks...

Copyright infringement notices on the rise

Derek Thurber
October 14
Filed under NEWS

In a world where the Internet can be accessed in your palm, computers are expected to be in every dorm room and software coding is taught to more people at a younger age, the use of file sharing websites and the downloading of copyrighted material has become more common among college students at Whitman...

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