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Drive-by harassment plagues campus

Lachlan Johnson, News Editor & Investigative Director

October 7, 2015

A college campus is supposed to be a place of learning and safety, but due to harassment from occupants of cars, not all students can traverse Whitman’s campus in peace. Drive-by harassment can range from shouts and whistles to racist threats and being hit by objects thrown from vehicles. Students...

Driver Hits Cars, Bicyclist on Park Street

Driver Hits Cars, Bicyclist on Park Street

Shelly Le

April 4, 2014

Andy Monserud contributed additional reporting.  A driver in a red Silverado struck eleven cars and left one bicyclist injured this afternoon after apparently losing control of his vehicle while driving through campus. Between 2:45 and 2:50 p.m. on Friday, April 4, the truck drove into one moving car on the south ...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work

August 23, 2012

You find yourself in an unknown place, overwhelmed by the action, dazed and confused. Maybe you know this feeling; maybe this, your arrival at Whitman, is your first experience with it. While Whitman is by no means a large campus, the local lingo and affectionate campus aficionados can be a lot to...

College Creek overflows

College Creek overflows

Shelly Le

November 14, 2011

Whitman is generally a picturesque campus, with well maintained lawns and flowing fountains.   Last Sunday, Nov. 13, however, was a different story. Around 3:30 p.m., Landscape Supervisor Bob Biles received a call from a grounds crew employee notifying him that College Creek had overflown onto Park...

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