- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday at Drexel University in Philadelphia a national preparedness initiative aimed at helping college campuses train for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
- The Campus Resilience Pilot Program will include seven schools--Drexel; Eastern Connecticut State University; Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash.; Navajo Technical College in Crownpoint, N.M.; Texas A&M University; Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.; and the University of San Francisco--chosen to provide a variety of sizes and locations.
- The initiative will see administrators, students and community members working with homeland security and emergency management officials to develop disaster preparedness plans, and is part of the Obama administration's efforts to reduce gun violence, though plans for natural disasters will also be addressed.
From the article:
... "As we know from experience, a crisis on campus can happen without notice," she said, "whether it's an active shooter situation, a major disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake, or some other hazard that endangers lives." ...