Safety and weather news

New report says Purdue ranks among safest college campuses

Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus is the 14th safest in the country, and the safest campus in Indiana, according to a new study by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.


Detour for westbound Stadium Avenue motorists, pedestrians this week

– Lane restrictions along West Stadium Avenue near Cary Quadrangle are in place this week while utility work is performed. The utility work is taking up the sidewalk and westbound lanes in the area. Westbound vehicular and pedestrian traffic should obey the following detour: Turn right on Wooden Drive, left on Tower Drive, left on Beering Drive then right on Stadium Avenue.


Student group donates two defibrillators in memory of deceased friend

Purdue Fire Chief Kevin Ply will accept two automated external defibrillators donated by a Purdue student group.


Tornado awareness, safety training offered to Purdue community

Purdue University's Environmental Health and Public Safety Office will offer three sessions in the coming weeks for the university community on severe weather awareness and actions to take in the event of a tornado.


Campus-wide tornado drill on March 21; tornado awareness classes set

The National Weather Service, in conjunction with several statewide agencies, will conduct a statewide test of communication systems on Tuesday (March 21) at approximately 10:15 a.m. and 7:35 p.m.


Arrest made in reported sexual assault

Purdue University police on Sunday (Feb. 12) arrested a man in connection with a sexual assault that reportedly occurred in the early morning hours Sunday in the 1200 block of First Street.


Large-classroom beacons, desktop layers of Purdue Alert to be retested

Purdue University emergency preparedness officials will retest the classroom beacons and desktop popup layers of the Purdue Alert system at 10:20 a.m. Friday (Jan. 27).


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