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Record Bike Thefts Plague Campus

Record Bike Thefts Plague Campus

Mikaela Slade, News Writer

September 24, 2015

The first four weeks of school have seen a record-number of bike thefts on campus, according to Whitman Campus Security. Security Officers and the Walla Walla Police Department have received reports of bikes being stolen from all over campus, ranging everywhere from North Hall to Anderson Hall, as well as at off-campus houses.

Backhoe disrupts Whitman, regional communications

Lane Barton

February 5, 2015

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...

Cooperation between Campus Security, WWPD keeps students safe

Photo by Marra Clay

Lane Barton

September 18, 2014

As Whitman students have returned to campus, the need for Campus Security and local law enforcement to make sure that students are safe and acting responsibly has increased. Improved collaboration and identification of the loose roles of Campus Security and the Walla Walla Police Department in the...

Escort team makes campus security visible

Escort team makes campus security visible

Serena Runyan

September 18, 2014

Twenty-eight Whitman students can be seen this year patrolling campus with vests that read "Escort." These student escorts, employed by Whitman's Campus Security office, not only provide a valuable service to the Whitman community, but they allow security officers like John DeLaney to spend more time...

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

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...

Security reveals potential high-risk locations on campus

Credit: Allie Felt

Sam Chapman

November 3, 2011

The landscape of campus changes when you're a Whitman security officer. A peaceful place to sit and read or an easy path to take to get to class could become a more dangerous area after dark. These spots: whether poorly lit at night or difficult to see from trafficked areas: see criminal activity more...

Whitman students must balance caution, sense of security

William Witwer

October 29, 2009

First-year Maggie Appleton feels utterly safe in her Whitman bubble and is not paranoid about members of the Walla Walla community wreaking havoc upon her notions of security. "The really dodgy ones that are going to potentially gang rape someone don't come to hear talks on the U.S. foreign oil trade...

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