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Whitman professors adapt to online learning

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 10, 2020

The faculty and staff of Whitman College spent spring break preparing for the transition to online learning forced by the global outbreak of COVID-19. One of the core features of Whitman and other liberal...

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WCTS Responds to Spectre/Meltdown Cybersecurity Threat

Nick Maahs , Staff Reporter January 22, 2018

Shortly after the arrival of the new year, reports of a new computer security threat known as Spectre/Meltdown began to circulate ominously in the internet news sphere. The threat targets a vulnerability...

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Whitman Tech Services settles into new home

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter March 2, 2017

The Whitman College Technology Center recently reached its six month mark at the new office across the street from College House, and tech employees are already seeing the positive impacts. Before July...

WCTS Helps Students With Computer Hacking Issues

North Bennett April 25, 2016
As of April 20th, WCTS has reported 45 student email accounts have been hacked since April 1st, and provides suggestions how to minimize the risk of this occurring.
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Two New Printers Added to Olin Hall

North Bennett , News Writer February 11, 2016
Olin Hall has two new printers, located in the second floor student lounge and Olin East's first flour lounge.

Learned helplessness keeps women out of tech

Katy Wills April 30, 2015

I work for Technology Services at Whitman and it's one of the best jobs I've ever had. My co-workers are a patient, kind and thoroughly entertaining team of A/V nerds. During the daytime shifts I complete...

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...

College Revamps Website

Maegan Nelson October 31, 2012

Last week Whitman updated its website to an improved content management system through the software company Ingeniux. The company was founded in 1999 by alumnus Jim Edmunds '78, who has been working...

Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions

Lachlan Johnson September 13, 2012

Penrose Library has made several changes to help serve students this fall. Six new study rooms will help meet the needs of students seeking a quiet place to study alone or in groups, and Whitman College...

WCTS upgrades swipe access system

Emily Lin-Jones September 13, 2012

Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) updated Whitman's swipe access and ID card systems for the new academic year, allowing for faster and more efficient programming of new cards. The switchover to...

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

Shelly Le March 1, 2012

Disclaimer: The name of the student charged with these offenses was removed from this article on Oct. 22, 2020 and replaced with "Philip Forest." The original charges were vacated from his record five...

ID crime hits campus: Whitman student suspected of identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le November 3, 2011

Disclaimer: The name of the student charged with these offenses was removed from this article on Oct. 22, 2020 and replaced with "Philip Forest." The original charges were vacated from his record five...

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