Campus Newspaper Offices Are Bugged

By: Mark Fitzgerald

Student journalists were still puzzling last week over the discovery of a listening device planted in the office of the Quaker Campus, the newspaper at Whittier College — Richard M. Nixon’s alma mater in California.

Managing Editor Rebecca Wolf said the paper and police are stumped about who planted the bug and why — and even how long it had been transmitting from behind an electric socket in the newsroom.

“Judging on the device and how it was placed, it could have been there as long as 11 years or as recently as last year,” she said. The bug was discovered Feb. 21.

The paper’s Web site can be found at http://web.whittier.edu/qc/.

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