[Nameplate] Mostly Cloudy ~ 50°F  
High: 56°F ~ Low: 44°F
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Disaster drill comes off without a hitch

Saturday, February 16, 2008

In the wake of tragedies such as the one at Northern Illinois University this week, colleges and universities across the nation have begun to recognize the need for campus-wide notification systems to immediately alert students and staff in case of an imminent threat.

On Feb. 6, DePauw University conducted a test initiated by the Emergency Management Office that, according to Director of Public Safety Angie Nally, was for the most part successful.

"It appears the test was a success," stated Nally. "There were a couple of glitches, but they have been taken care of."

One minor problem involved an unanticipated extra step in e-mail notification, but Nally said that the issue had been addressed and corrected.

DePauw notified its constituency through e-mail, Novell networks, campus radio station WGRE and JYNGLE, the university's text-messaging system.

Nally went on to say that she was pleased by the overall success of the test and that more were planned.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: