As colleges across the country review communication methods in the wake of Monday's massacre at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Division of Public Safety officials say they have been exploring new mass notification technology for over a year.
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Threats forced evacuations and cancelled classes on several campuses across the nation over the last two days as universities dealt with the possibility of attacks copying a Virginia Polytechnic Institute student's shooting spree.
There may be more than a few people you shouldn't offer a beer to this weekend.
Four assaults, including three against security officials, and one robbery hit on or near campus since last Friday, marking a week with an unusually large amount of violent crime.
Last week's discovery that an employee at the Au Bon Pain in Huntsman Hall is wanted in connection with a Southwest Philadelphia homicide and was previously convicted for attempted murder will coincide with the expanded use of background checks for applicants at Penn Business Services' contracted vendors.
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Crime in the Penn Patrol zone decreased 6 percent in March compared to March last year, but the year-to-date crime total rose 1 percent from 2006 to 2007, Division of Public Safety officials said.
An arrest warrant has been issued for an employee of Au Bon Pain in Huntsman Hall in connection with a Southwest Philadelphia homicide, Det. John Ramsey of the Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit said yesterday.
A male student reported that he was robbed on the 100 block of S. 39th Street early Saturday morning, Division of Public Safety officials said.
The second retrial for Wharton undergraduate Irina Malinovskaya has been pushed back to September, Delaware State Prosecutor Victoria Witherell said yesterday.
A report from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service reveals that the Postal Service did not act in compliance with several regulations in selling the Postal Lands to the University, but Penn and Postal Service officials say the report will not affect the deal's closing.
As former Penn Neurosurgery professor Tracy McIntosh waits to see if the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear his case appealing a resentencing order from a Superior Court, the case seems to have become a battle of the briefs.
A 33-year-old male, unaffiliated with the University, was robbed at gunpoint on the 4000 block of Market Street Friday night, Lt. John Walker of the Philadelphia Police said.
Penn Police officials want to interact with more West Philadelphia youth - before they commit crimes.
The snow and hail that plagued the area last weekend may likely be the last evidence of winter, but warmer spring weather might bring some unpleasant side effects of its own.
The campus Papa John's Pizza, located at 104 S. 40th St, was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning, Philadelphia and Penn Police officials said.
A 30-year-old male unaffiliated with the University was robbed at around 42nd and Sansom streets Thursday morning, Philadelphia and Penn Police officials said.