University heightens security measures

Princeton NJ -- In response to the federal government's elevated Homeland Security threat level to "condition orange" (high), the University has heightened its security measures. They include increased public safety patrols on campus and other measures that enhance overall security posture.

"While the University has not received or been alerted to any specific threats to the Princeton campus, we want to assure the community that we remain vigilant in maintaining the highest security measures possible at this time of higher national alert," said Charles Kalmbach, senior vice president for administration. "Students, faculty and staff should go about their normal business, but should report any suspicious activity immediately and should check the University home page regularly for news bulletins."

In the event of an actual emergency, the campus community will be notified through a variety of mechanisms including the Web, e-mail and voice-mail. A telephone line with updated information is available at 258-7700.

The University's Emergency Preparedness Task Force also has posted a new Web page with links to detailed information on emergency procedures, planning and prevention tips and a variety of other useful resources. The page is located at http://www.princeton.edu/~ehs/EmergencyGuide

The Department of Public Safety has issued a bulletin with information about what to do in a state of heightened alert. It is available on the public safety Web page at http://web. princeton.edu/sites/publicsafety

Students, faculty and staff also are reminded to be aware of suspicious behavior and circumstances such as unauthorized people in restricted areas and abandoned parcels, bags, vehicles or other items. Anyone wishing to report suspicious activity should contact public safety at 258-3134.

Students, faculty or staff who experience increased anxiety due to the current alert status can take advantage of a full range of medical and counseling services by calling University Health Services at 258-3141 or looking on the Web at http://www.princeton. edu/puhs

 
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February 24, 2003
Vol. 92, No. 17
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Contents

Page one
Princeton joins brief asking court to uphold affirmative action policies
Making connections: Rosen sees changes in Muslim culture up close
University heightens security measures

Inside
International students offer world of ideas
•  Allen explores diverse range of interests
•  Chaubey adjusts to life here by getting involved
•  Ng pursues career and passion at Princeton
•  Rahim focuses on global issues in and out of class

People
VP Mulligan to leave in June
Spotlight
Happer and Ong named to endowed professorships

Sections
Nassau Notes
By the numbers: Alumni in government service
Calendar of events


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