Campus safety discussion one year after Virginia Tech

April 17th, 2008

In honor of the one year anniversary of the shootings at Virginia Tech, Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) did a segment on campus safety. Jackie Balzer, dean of Student Life at OSU, was a guest on the segment to discuss how OSU is prepared to respond to safety issues.

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Update 4/18/2008:
OSU has taken another step to implementing a text message emergency system.

2 Responses to “Campus safety discussion one year after Virginia Tech”

  1. Pamela says:

    I just returned from a conference in D.C. on electronic security services. One presentation from a rep of the DoE stressed the need for universities to incorporate effective emergency communication measures. It’s good to know OSU is focused on this.

  2. JenniferZ says:

    It’s sad students need to even consider such possibilities. Who would have thought schools would need have to have “sniper drills” and “emergency communication measures.” I guess it’s just an unfortunate reality.

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