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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Whitman celebrates 25th annual Undergraduate Conference

Whitman celebrates 25th annual Undergraduate Conference

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter April 20, 2023

On April 11, the 25th annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference (WUC) took over campus with demonstrations of student research projects in their respective fields of interest.  Administrative Assistant...

WCTS to hire black magic pest control to fight off my.whitman bug

Lee Thomas, Chrome user with so many fun extensions March 9, 2023

After nearly an entire academic year of struggling with a persistent bug terrorizing Chrome and Edge browsers trying to access my.whitman.edu, Whitman College's Technology Services (WCTS) has resorted...

Photos by Dana Kendrick

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...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

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.
Photo by Tywen Kelly

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
While this is frustrating to me because I don’t like seeing stark gender disparities in any arena, what’s most disappointing is the response I get nearly every time I talk to a woman about my job. Not only is the woman surprised and confused, but she immediately tells me that she could never work for technology services.

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 Ingenuix.

Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions

Lachlan Johnson September 13, 2012
Six new study rooms will help meet the needs of students seeking a quiet place to study alone or in groups, and Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) will begin providing services from the desk space in the atrium of the library.

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 the new swipe system happened in March, with the new system going live on May 25.
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