Safety and weather news

University monitoring novel coronavirus; no reported campus cases

Purdue University’s Public Health Emergency Planning Committee is actively monitoring the status of novel coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV). There are no cases reported on campus or in the state of Indiana at this time.

Purdue Alert test set for Thursday (Jan. 23)

Purdue University will test its emergency notification system, including sirens, at 10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 23).

Purdue police urge students to be aware of new WL snow emergency route city ordinance

Purdue University police are reminding students to be aware of the new City of West Lafayette snow emergency route ordinance before they leave for winter recess.

Students should remain vigilant against scams as holiday approaches

College students, like older adults, often are targeted by scam artists, who have tried any number of tricks to gain personal information with the goal of stealing money.

Task force to study dangers of personal vehicle use on Purdue campus

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced the creation of a campuswide task force to address the extreme safety issues caused by personal electric vehicles (PEVs) such as powered skateboards and electric scooters on campus and to propose new protections and policies and whether those should be extended to non-powered transportation like bicycles and traditional skateboards.

Purdue police remind all to be vigilant against sophisticated scams

Purdue University police and Information Technology at Purdue officials are reminding people to be extremely cautious of email and text messages that seem too good to be true. Phishing and vishing scams continue to grow and are becoming more sophisticated.

Student group donates defibrillator to Purdue welcome center

A Purdue student group called Play for Jake will donate an automated external defibrillator and wall cabinet to the Boilermaker Station Welcome Center on Friday (Oct. 18).

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