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Security risks make web voting impossible

Blair Hanley Frank

October 25, 2012

As the sales pitch goes, we ought to have the capability to vote online. After all, it's the 21st century. We have phones that can watch feature-length films, and there are startups that want to start delivering tacos using unmanned drones. It's election season, and that means the blogosphere has ...

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...

Security reveals potential high-risk locations on campus

Security reveals potential high-risk locations on campus

Sam Chapman

November 3, 2011

The landscape of campus changes when you're a Whitman security officer. A peaceful place to sit and read or an easy path to take to get to class could become a more dangerous area after dark. These spots: whether poorly lit at night or difficult to see from trafficked areas: see criminal activity more...

Artist Hasan Elahi meets prejudice, profiling with creativity

Artist Hasan Elahi meets prejudice, profiling with creativity

Clara Bartlett

November 3, 2011

In 2002, artist Hasan Elahi was apprehended by the FBI in Detroit after stepping off a plane coming from the Netherlands.  Elahi was detained on suspicion of terrorism. While today it is clear that the accusations in question were misguided, the Bangladeshi-born American still remains on the terrorist...

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...

Whitman releases crime statistics in Annual Security Report

Gillian Frew

October 2, 2009

In an annual security report released Thursday, Oct. 1 that Associate Dean of Students/Student Programs Barbara Maxwell sent to students, faculty and staff, the college provides a breakdown of crimes reported on and around campus during the most recent three-year period from 2006-2008.   This data inc...

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