In a recent development, Whittier 360 has filed a report to the US Department of Justice and the Department of Education against Whittier College President Linda Oubre. The report alleges a violation of the federal Clery Act, citing claims made by Oubre regarding crimes on the Whittier College campus that were not reported to law enforcement.
The letter submitted by Whittier 360 urges the federal agencies to investigate the matter. Oubre has been publicly stating for the past five years that ongoing hate crimes were occurring on the campus of Whittier College. However, Whittier 360's investigative team discovered that no ongoing investigations were taking place and that these crimes were never officially reported.
Whittier 360's investigation further reveals that if crimes did indeed occur but were not reported to law enforcement, it would constitute a serious federal offense. Consequently, Whittier 360 is urging the Department of Education and the DOJ to thoroughly examine the allegations of hate crimes on the Whittier College campus.
It is important to note that while Whittier 360 News Network has made efforts to reach out to Whittier College President Linda Oubre, Nate Oubre, members of the Board of Trustees, and other leaders at the college, they have declined to respond to requests for comments or provide clarifications. However, Whittier 360 extends an open invitation to Linda Oubre, Nate Oubre, members of the Board of Trustees, or anyone else in the leadership at Whittier College to address any potential inaccuracies in the information presented in this article.
This latest development adds to the ongoing concerns surrounding Whittier College, including the financial challenges, declining student enrollment, and controversial decisions regarding sports programs. As previously reported, Whittier College recently faced protests from athletes following the decision to cancel sports programs, as documented in the Whittier Daily News and the Los Angeles Times.
Additionally, faculty members have accused Linda Oubre of creating a hostile work environment in multiple interviews with Whittier 360, although the college has failed to respond to these allegations.
As the situation continues to unfold, the allegations of a Clery Act violation against Linda Oubre and the call for federal investigation cast a shadow over the leadership at Whittier College. Whittier 360 will remain committed to reporting any updates on this matter as it progresses.
To reiterate, in a concerning development, a recent Facebook post by Whittier News Network has raised additional questions about President Linda Oubre's actions. According to the post, Whittier 360 reported to the US Department of Justice and the Department of Education regarding Oubre's claims of hate crimes on the Whittier College campus. It was discovered that these crimes were never reported to law enforcement, despite Oubre publicly stating otherwise.
The post explains that Whittier 360's ongoing investigation found no evidence of ongoing investigations or reported crimes. Such an omission, if true, could potentially constitute a serious federal offense. Whittier 360 is urging the Department of Education and the DOJ to conduct a thorough examination of the hate crime allegations and investigate the matter accordingly.