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Whitman Clery Report released with crime statistics for 2018

Whitman Clery Report released with crime statistics for 2018

Bhavesh Gulrajani, News Reporter

October 15, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Whitman College released the 2019 Annual Security Report, in accordance with the Clery Act. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, is a consumer protection law that requires the disclosure of campus crime policy and...

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Students and Administration Respond to New Drugging Reports

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

April 13, 2017

Administration officials and concerned students met this week after reports of another drugging at an all-campus Greek party last weekend. At a forum at Harper Joy Theater on Sunday, following a “Timely Warning” sent out by Dean of Student Chuck Cleveland on the topic that morning, students voiced c...

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

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. 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...

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

The push for more gender inclusive bathrooms at Whitman

Lindsey Brodeck, News Reporter

February 16, 2017

ASWC President Arthur Shemitz, Associate Dean of Students Juli Dunn and other members of the Whitman community are pushing for more gender inclusive bathrooms on campus, public restrooms that people of any gender or gender identity can use.

Athletes Grapple with High Rates of Sexual Assault Accusations

Arie Knops, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017

While many of Whitman's varsity sports teams continue to see outstanding success on the field, concerning off-field behavior has been brought to light as the school continues to see high rates of sexual assault reports against athletes. Varsity athletes represent slightly more than 20 percent of Whi...

Whitman Wonderland: Students learn, grow over winter break

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer

January 26, 2017

Over winter break Whitman activity is at a standstill, the campus eerily empty and waiting to reconvene with the Whitties that inhabit it. Starting in early January, students start trickling back in and restore some energy to the usually active campus. A few main events that occur in the interim between ...

A Breach of Trust: Whitman College Grapples with Dissociative Drug Investigation

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay

November 10, 2016

A criminal investigation is currently underway after multiple Whitman students reported that they exhibited symptoms consistent with unknowingly ingesting dissociative drugs over the last two weekends. On the morning of November 7, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent a “Timely Warning” email alerting the Whitman community to the suspected druggings. In the email, Cleveland indicated that the police would begin interviewing any who are familiar with the situation or suspect they may have been drugged.

When does the college send Timely Warnings?

Marra Clay and Mitchell Smith

November 10, 2016

On the morning of Monday, Nov. 7, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent a “Timely Warning” email to the Whitman community alerting students, faculty, staff and parents of suspected druggings. Cleveland’s email noted that there were a “number of students who demonstrated symptoms that suggested they may have been drugged at parties” on the north side of Boyer Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 5. He also wrote that the incidents may be related to an anonymous report from the previous week.

Racial Profiling Conversation Continues on Campus

Racial Profiling Conversation Continues on Campus

Lachlan Johnson

September 17, 2015

Student activists and Whitman administrators have come to a number of agreements in the past year about how to address racial profiling on campus, but have found it challenging to communicate solutions to the broader campus.

Students react to “Think About It” orientation program

Christy Carley

September 10, 2015

All new first year and transfer students were required to complete an online program entitled Think About It this summer, prior to arriving on campus.

Whitman Debate Team suspended for minimum 2 years

Aleida Fernandez

April 9, 2015

**The investigation into the suspension of the Whitman Debate Team is ongoing. The Pioneer will report more information as it becomes available. Following the recent cancellation of the Policy Debate Team season, President George Bridges wrote in an email today that the college would be suspending all D...

Sweet Putt Closes its Doors

Julian Reed

October 3, 2014

The Sweet Putt, a popular Walla Walla miniature golf venue, closed its doors on Aug. 31 after a three-year journey that started with a sketch on a Wendy's napkin. Partly owned by Whitman Associate Dean of Students Juli Dunn and her family, The Sweet Putt was the setting for every Whitman intramural putt-putt...

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