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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...

Caution Urged in Light of Recent Bike Thefts

Dylan Tull

October 31, 2013

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....

BREAKING: Device Resembling Pipe Bomb Found Behind Bratton Tennis Center

Shelly Le

February 25, 2013

This evening, Feb. 25, Assistant Vice President of Communications Ruth Wardwell, sent a series of emails to the student body notifying campus that a device resembling a small pipe bomb had been spotted behind the Bratton Tennis Center. According to Associate Director of Security Craig McKinnon, campus...

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

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

Police arrested a Whitman student the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27, for allegedly creating false Whitman identification cards to gain swipe access to a number of restricted areas. Senior Simon Van Neste is accused of second-degree identity theft and second-degree burglary and was detained for four...

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...

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