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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Amelia Ebling.

What Whitman looks like at night

Bhavesh Gulrajani, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

Whitman at night can include dark streets, loud cars and chilly winds. They can also be quiet and warm if you’re snuggled up inside. If you are outside and walking around on campus late at night, you...

Contributed Photo by Chris Buttice.

New Walla Walla Chief of Police hopes to diversify department

Ansley Peard, News Reporter April 7, 2022

On March 28, an article published in the Union-Bulletin announced the hiring of the new Walla Walla Chief of Police, Chris Buttice. Buttice will replace Scott Bieber, who announced his retirement in...

New bicycle policy raises concerns over Whitman’s relationship with WWPD

Anabelle Dillard, News Reporter February 24, 2022

Bike theft has plagued Whitman students for many years. It makes up the majority of reports on the Daily Crime Log, with the most recent reported theft occurring on Feb. 14, and has been the subject of...

WWPD Chief of Police announces retirement

WWPD Chief of Police announces retirement

Abby Malzewski and Rosa Woolsey, News Editors November 11, 2021

  On Oct. 29, the City of Walla Walla published a news update that announced Walla Walla Police Department Chief Scott Bieber’s retirement. Chief Bieber is set to retire on April 30, 2022. The...

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....

Caution Urged in Light of Recent Bike Thefts

Dylan Tull October 31, 2013
Five bike thefts have been reported on Whitman's campus this past week. Smart locking and bike insurance can guarantee this won't happen to you.

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 and been spotted behind the Bratton Tennis Center.

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...

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

Shelly Le November 3, 2011
On the Whitman campus, Whitman ID cards are both credit card and key. One swipe can allow access to dorms and other campus buildings, authorize purchases to a Student Account, charge meals or flex dollars from a Bon Appétit meal plan and check out materials from the library. In the aftermath of recent security breaches around campus and the arrest of senior Simon Van Neste on Thursday October 24, Chief Information Officer Dan Terrio sent an email to Whitman staff, faculty and students regarding the need for changes to the current swipe card system. At this time, Van Neste has not been formally charged with a crime.
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