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Sessions: Dealing With Bomb Threats & Suspicious Packages

A Message To The University Community:

The events of the last month have resulted in a need for an increased level of security in and around the Penn Campus.

The primary resource that community members can turn to for relevant and up-to-date information is the University‚s Emergency Information web site, This site contains information regarding U.S. State Department Travel Alerts, important facts about anthrax, and information if the University should close during an emergency. From the Division of Public Safety‚s web site,, the community can find information concerning homeland security issues, as well as important information regarding bomb threats and suspicious packages.

On Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26, the Division of Public Safety will be conducting training sessions concerning bomb threats and suspicious packages. The training will be held at the Harold Prince Theater, in Annenberg Center. Two sessions will be held each day, the first from 9-10 a.m., and the second from noon to 1 p.m.

Community members may call the University‚s Emergency Information Line at (215) 898-MELT to obtain information about emergency closings or other events that alter the University‚s operations.

The community has responded in a calm and professional manner to the changes in our day-to- day lifestyle necessitated by the events of September 11th. The University administration and the Division of Public Safety are doing everything possible to keep our community safe, and we continue to be concerned for the emotional and physical well being of the entire community. Thank you for your continued resolve and patience.

--Division of Public Safety

Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 9, October 23, 2001


October 23, 2001
Volume 48 Number 9

To memorialize those who were victims of the September 11 attacks, Penn has created the Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A $7 million grant to launch the Center of Excellence for Patient Safety Research and Practice.
The Law School has named Edward Rock the inaugural Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law. Dr. Jason Scott Johnston has been named the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law.
The list of Penn alumni who died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is released.
View protocol for identifying and handling suspicious packages and what to do in case of a hazardous discharge. Public Safety will hold training sessions on bomb threats and suspicious packages.
The Policy on Electronic Privacy, which was implemented last fall, is now due for its mandated one-year review; comments are invited by November 16.
Speaking Out: another perspective on the possible six-month moratorium on the issuance of foreign student visas.
Presented at Council -- Safety and security update: from accreditation and arrest protocol to homeland security issues. An update on recommendations concerning services to students with disabilities.
As daylight savings time comes to an end next weekend, Public Safety offers tips for using public transportation safely after dark

For those who want to get away--international travel advisories; fellowships for research abroad and accommodations in London.