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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Investigating crime rates in Walla Walla

Ben Kearney, News Reporter October 5, 2022

Editors note: this article was updated on October 6 to reflect new information released surrounding a source mentioned in the article.  On Sept. 22, a Washington State Patrol trooper was shot in the...

The repercussions of a Timely Warning

The repercussions of a Timely Warning

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter March 3, 2020

On Feb. 15, members of the Whitman community received a Timely Warning from the Director of Security Marvin Viney, which described the “Hate Crime/Bias Incidents on Campus.” Seven hours after the initial...

Since September 2013, several hundred crimes have been recorded in Whitmans Campus Crime Log. Of those, almost 40% occurred in and around residence halls.

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

Marra Clay, Publisher March 30, 2017

Spring Break is often a time when the campus sees an increase in crime. Normally, there are several incidents of theft and some students will choose to report the crime to Whitman’s Security Office....

Cops Call Crook’s Creators

Clara Wheeler, Cub Scout March 9, 2017

Due to the recent ineffectiveness of gun control laws to keep dangerous firearms out of the hands of criminals, police all around the country have started taking more drastic measures to keep the streets...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

Alya Bohr , Columnist December 8, 2016

It’s not news to say that our criminal justice system is broken. The United States constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of that population are imprisoned individuals, the...

Holiday season creates spike in on-campus crime

Lachlan Johnson December 4, 2014

As the holidays approach, Whitman Security and the Walla Walla Police Department are preparing for what is typically the busiest time of the year for thefts and burglaries of Whitman students' belongings....

The Awesome Mind Puzzles of Alain Robbe-Grillet

Vincent Warne October 27, 2014

I've been watching the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet lately. He's best-known as the writer of Alain Resnais's "Last Year at Marienbad" but after "Marienbad" he went on to write and direct quite a few...

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

Shelly Le March 1, 2012

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...

Report shows decrease in crime on campus

Josh Goodman October 6, 2011

Whitman was a safer place in 2010 than 2009, according to the college's Annual Security Report released Thursday, Sept. 29. The report, federally mandated by the Clery Act of 1990, noted that incidents...

‘The Town’: Affleck proves himself as director

Nate Lessler September 23, 2010

There wasn't a moment in "The Town" when I was not completely enthralled. That's not to say that the film is perfect. In fact, it's far from it. But it is a riveting crime drama, full of compelling characters...

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Whitman students harassed on Isaacs, Boyer

kristencoverdale October 28, 2009

Sophomore Gia Anastasiou and first-year Julia Bowman were walking down Boyer Avenue toward Reid at 8 p.m. on Oct. 17 when, practically out of nowhere, a man on a bike bumped into them and pulled Anastasiou's...

Whitman campus crime resources

Hanna Ory October 28, 2009

1. Campus Crime Log Campus Security Officers are required to document their activities during each shift. These activities are then translated into a security log, which details any alleged criminal...

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