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Students, Administration, Police Respond to Recent Drugging Reports

Chris Hankin and Mitchell Smith, News Editor and Editor in Chief

April 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The most recent report of a Whitman student unknowingly ingesting a dissociative drug came close to two weeks ago, and since then members of the Whitman community have responded on varying ways. The Investigation The Walla Walla Police were notified the night of the most recent suspected drugging...

Two Men Arrested After Queer Beer Altercation

Lane Barton, News Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Police were called after an altercation between two Walla Walla residents and Whitman students at last Saturday's Queer Beer.

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Driver Hits Cars, Bicyclist on Park Street

Driver Hits Cars, Bicyclist on Park Street

Shelly Le

April 4, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Andy Monserud contributed additional reporting.  A driver in a red Silverado struck eleven cars and left one bicyclist injured this afternoon after apparently losing control of his vehicle while driving through campus. Between 2:45 and 2:50 p.m. on Friday, April 4, the truck drove into one moving car on the south ...

Caution Urged in Light of Recent Bike Thefts

Dylan Tull

October 31, 2013


Filed under Community, NEWS

There have been five bike thefts reported on the Whitman campus in the past week, a large enough number to warrant a timely warning from Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland and the Whitman Security Office. According to Walla Walla Police Public Information Officer Tim Bennett, stolen bikes often go unrecovered....

Board editorial: Whitman needs to rethink police reporting policies

Editorial Board

March 2, 2012


Filed under Board Editorials, OPINION

This editorial was written by the Pioneer  editors in light of the March 1, 2012 article, "Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective." Sexual assault is an undeniably complicated crime to prosecute. Victims are not always willing to come forward or press charges, and even in cases where a ...

Students pursue thief from library, 2 laptops returned

Students pursue thief from library, 2 laptops returned

Lea Negrin

November 19, 2009


Filed under News Highlight

Two Whitman students' laptops have been returned following a week in which four laptops were stolen from the quiet room of Penrose Library. Police confronted a 21-year old male in the parking lot behind Harper Joy Theatre about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, after students chased him from the library. Po...

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