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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 Timely Warning, there was a response from the Black Student Union (BSU) and Whitman African Stude...

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

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

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. When this happens, the crime is added to the Whitman College Daily Crime Log.  The most recent entry in the crime log is a burglary on March 20, when two individuals accessed Sherwood Center via the...

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 safe. In a new act, police are calling criminals’ mothers to let them know what their children...

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 majority of which are people of color. There are many victims of America’s unjust system of mass...

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. By increasing patrols and working together to identify suspects, Security and the WWPD hope to prevent...

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 films of his own. I'll be looking at three films by him in this post, which show an interesting progression...

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

Shelly Le

March 1, 2012

A trial date for a former Whitman student who has been charged with identity theft in the second degree and burglary in the second degree has been set. Simon Van Neste was arrested last year on Oct. 27 and was detained for four days in the Walla Walla County Corrections Facility. According to the...

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 of robbery, burglary and forcible sex offenses at Whitman decreased from the previous year. According...

‘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 and interesting themes. Set in Charlestown, MA, "The Town" opens with four long-time friends...

Whitman students harassed on Isaacs, Boyer

Credit: Johnson


October 29, 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 purse from her hand.   The pair chased after the thief but couldn't keep up. Anastasiou called the ...

Whitman campus crime resources

Hanna Ory

October 29, 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 incidents that occur daily. The crime log includes the nature of the crime, the date and time it occurred,...

Whitman campus crime investigated

Hanna Ory

October 29, 2009

Take a town like Walla Walla and a college like Whitman, put them together, and it may seem like you have achieved the ultimate safety utopia. Maybe we have: Whitman students are notorious for leaving their dorm rooms unlocked, their laptops unattended at the library and their bicycles lying outside...

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