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Record Bike Thefts Plague Campus

Record Bike Thefts Plague Campus
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

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...

Cooperation between Campus Security, WWPD keeps students safe

Photo by Marra Clay
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...

Escort team makes campus security visible

Escort team makes campus security visible
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...

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

November 3, 2011

Disclaimer: The name of the student charged with these offenses was removed from this article on Oct. 22, 2020 and replaced with "Philip Forest." The original charges were vacated from his record five...

Security reveals potential high-risk locations on campus

Credit: Allie Felt
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:...

Whitman students must balance caution, sense of security

October 28, 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...

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