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BREAKING: Device Resembling Pipe Bomb Found Behind Bratton Tennis Center

Shelly Le

February 25, 2013

This evening, Feb. 25, Assistant Vice President of Communications Ruth Wardwell, sent a series of emails to the student body notifying campus that a device resembling a small pipe bomb had been spotted behind the Bratton Tennis Center. According to Associate Director of Security Craig McKinnon, campus...

Climbing on the Roof Not Advised by Security, RAs

Talia Rudee

December 6, 2012

Whitman students study hard, but they also know how to have fun, which can often involve climbing onto the roofs of any and all buildings around campus. In his time at Whitman, junior Fernando Medina has heard tell of several ways to climb to the tops of buildings, from the reachable sides of Olin...

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

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

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, 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...

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