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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...

Whitman reacts to security threats

December 3, 2015

An unidentified man in an unidentified car harassed students in the Science Building parking lot and on streets bordering campus the night of Friday, November 14th at around 2 in the morning.

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.

Backhoe disrupts Whitman, regional communications

Lane Barton

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 surrounding counties at approximately 2 p.m.  Collaboration between Campus Security, the Dean of Students...

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...

Director of Security builds connections with students

Director of Security builds connections with students

Serena Runyan

September 18, 2014

Though his son may be the one wearing the costume, Matt Stroe is the real superhero. Matt Stroe has been Whitman's Director of Security for one year now, and his son is the four-year-old that wears superhero costumes to every home basketball game. Stroe focuses on one main idea when h...

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