Safety and weather news

Purdue to activate the all-hazards outdoor sirens, conduct evacuation drills during BGR

Purdue University will conduct evacuation drills and test its all-hazards outdoor emergency warning sirens this week during Boiler Gold Rush, the orientation program for new students.


Purdue president calls for internal review of research program camp

Purdue President Mitch Daniels on Friday (July 28) appointed Alysa Christmas Rollock, the university’s vice president for ethics and compliance, to lead an institutional review and assessment of issues and decisions related to Camp DASH, an on-campus residential research program. Last week, the program was closed two weeks early after reports that adolescent participants engaged in inappropriate and potentially illegal activities.


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.


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