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Safety First, Safety Always - 2011 Archives

 

12/09/11
All Members of CUA Community Urged to Review Emergency Procedures

In the wake of the Dec. 8 shooting incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, The Catholic University of America urges all members of the CUA community to review the procedures the University follows in the event of an emergency.

In an emergency:

The Department of Public Safety activates the CUA Emergency Notification Plan, sending out an audible announcement on the All-Campus Alert and a text announcement on the Alert DC System.
 
The Office of Public Affairs sends additional notices to students, faculty, and staff via email lists and coordinates messages for voice mail and CUA cable TV channels. Public affairs also posts information about the emergency on the University’s home page and Safety First page as well as to Facebook and Twitter.
 
Building watch captains are activated.
The message indicates whether CUA community members should evacuate or shelter in place.

It’s critical that CUA community members understand the two basic responses in an emergency — evacuation and shelter-in-place.

Evacuation is used in an emergency that would be dangerous to your life and health if you were to stay in your building.
 
 Shelter-in-place is used in an emergency that would put you in danger if you were to leave your building. (Shelter-in-place is advised in most situations, unless the building you are in is affected by the incident).
All members of the CUA community are urged to be prepared. Don’t wait for an emergency to happen. Take the time to identify at least two emergency exits from your building and review the emergency procedures posted in your building and on the “How We Manage Emergencies” page.

Any CUA community members who are not registered to receive emergency text alerts are urged to do so by visiting the “Alert DC” home page and creating an account (click the New User link near the bottom of the page). Make sure to select The Catholic University of America under the Colleges/Universities alert option.

Thomasine Johnson, Director
Department of Public Safety
 

09/30/11 Update on Campus Safety Incident

This is to confirm that the Catholic University campus is safe and secure following an incident involving a man with a gun on campus in the early morning hours today. After further investigation the Department of Public Safety has been able to ascertain the following:

The individual in question never brandished a weapon. The weapon in his possession was in a holster and he has been identified as a member of a local area police department. He accompanied one or more CUA students to campus, where his weapon was spotted by others, setting off the shelter in place alarm. At this point there is no evidence that the police officer threatened any Catholic University student in any way. The University will continue to pursue an investigation of this matter in collaboration with the relevant police departments.

Vice President for Student Life Susan Pervi had the following comment on the matter: “I want to assure our students that based on everything we know, there was no danger posed to them during this incident. Out of an abundance of caution, we triggered the shelter-in-place alert until we could be absolutely certain that no one’s safety and security were imperiled. Thanks to alert and responsible students, DPS was able to pursue the vehicle driven by the officer with the gun off campus and to aid authorities in identifying the individual in question. I am sorry for the disruption and the anxiety this incident may have caused our students, but I am glad that our safety and security system worked as it was intended.”

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 9:10 a.m.

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09/30/11 DPS Cancels Shelter in Place

The Department of Public Safety has cancelled the “shelter in place” alert. DPS has a lead on the identity of the individual who came on to campus earlier this morning with a gun. It is working with a local police department to confirm the individual’s identity and to contact him. If any CUA students have additional information about the individual and his presence on campus this morning, they are asked to call the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111. The campus has been secured and the gunman is gone. Those students who may be experiencing anxiety over the incident are urged to contact the Counseling Center.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 4:15 a.m.

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09/30/11 Update on Gunman on Campus -- Suspect Has Fled

The Department of Public Safety reports that the individual reported with a gun near Centennial Village has fled the campus. DPS received the report of a gunman at 1:22 a.m. DPS and Metropolitan Police Department officers are actively searching for the gunman. No shots have been fired and no none has been injured. As the search continues, students are advised to continue to shelter in place.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 2:55 a.m.

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09/30/11 Gunman on Campus -- Students Advised to Shelter in Place

The Department of Public Safety reports that an individual with a gun was reported to be on campus in the vicinity of Centennial Village this morning after 1 a.m., according to several witnesses. DPS has sounded the all-campus alert with instructions to the campus community to shelter in place as it and the Metropolitan Police Department investigate.

There are no reports of the gun having been fired. To repeat, everyone should shelter in place.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 2:23 a.m.

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09/09/11 Relocation of Marist Hall Offices FInalized

The Office of Facilities, Maintenance, and Operations is in the final stages of implementing the relocation of all offices formerly located in Marist Hall as the University prepares to undertake repairs to that building necessitated by the recent earthquake. The relocation process will be completed by Monday, Sept. 12.

Marist Hall offices have been relocated to Aquinas Hall, the Columbus School of Law building, the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center (JPCC), and Theological College (TC). Below is a complete listing of the relocations.

Anthropology

As of Monday, Sept. 12, faculty are located on the first floor of the TC’s McCormack Pavilion.
The laboratory is located in Mullen Library 222.
English

The department’s main office is located in JPCC 315.
Faculty offices are located throughout the third floor of JPCC.
Graduate students are located in JPCC 206.
The seminar room is in the JPCC bookstore on the lower level.
Library and Information Science

The school’s main office is located in Aquinas 106.
Faculty offices are located in Aquinas 103, 106, and 107.
The SLIS computer lab and information commons are in Leahy 100.
Media Studies

The main office is in Columbus School of Law 163C.
Faculty are housed in various locations on the third and fourth floors of the law school building.
Politics

 

The main office is located in JPCC 316.
Faculty offices are located on the third floor of JPCC.
Graduate students are located in JPCC 206.
The seminar room is in the JPCC bookstore on the lower level.
Additional Classrooms

The Office of Enrollment Services is working to relocate selected classes to three auditoriums in the JPCC lower level – JPCC 071, JPCC 072, and JPCC 058. Faculty and students will be notified if their classes have been moved to one of these locations.
Development

Those university development offices formerly located in Marist Hall are now in Marist Annex 124 and 125.
To reach faculty and staff who have been relocated from Marist Hall by phone, members of the University community are advised to dial their regular CUA office numbers. The faculty and staff members will be reachable via call forwarding.

Access to and use of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center (JPCC) will follow established Catholic University protocol. The University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) will open the CUA offices and classrooms at JPCC at least one hour before the first class of the day – e.g., by 7 a.m. for classes starting at 8:10 a.m. DPS will include JPCC on its regular shuttle route. Limited parking has been secured at the rear of the JPCC building for faculty who have been relocated there.

For all emergencies or to report crimes or other safety incidents, CUA faculty, staff, and students in JPCC and TC are advised to contact DPS (202-319-5111).

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 3:40 p.m.

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Sept. 2, 2011: Update on Relocation of Marist Hall Offices and Classes

 

Provost James Brennan, Vice President for Finance Cathy Wood, and other University administrators met today to discuss structural damages caused to Marist Hall by the August 23 earthquake. They were briefed by the structural engineer who evaluated the building at Catholic University’s request following the seismic event. He advised that the southwest wing of the building needs to be shored up without delay before more permanent repairs are made. Until short-term repairs are completed, there will be no access to the building.

In preparation for the work that needs to be done, the entire building has been vacated. As previously stated, the Office of Enrollment Services is relocating classes previously scheduled for Marist and has been contacting students and instructors affected by the change. A PDF list of temporary class relocations to other venues on campus is being posted at the enrollment services website.

In addition, a plan is being developed to effect the phased relocation of offices from Marist Hall to other buildings on campus. Among those being moved from Marist Hall are faculty from the School of Library and Information Science and the School of Arts and Sciences. Affected faculty in those schools will be consulted prior to their individual moves, and the assigned destinations will be distributed early next week through the respective deans. Staff with offices in Marist Hall are being contacted by representatives in the Office of Facilities, Maintenance, and Operations about their relocation.

The University anticipates that long-term repairs to the building will take at least several months and perhaps longer.
 

Posted 4:38 p.m.

Office of Public Affairs

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Sept. 1, 2011: Offices and Classes in Marist Hall  to be Relocated

Following the August 23 earthquake, Catholic University engaged a structural engineer to assess Marist Hall. The University received an evaluation today from the engineer indicating that the exterior walls in one wing of the structure sustained cracks and movement as a result of the seismic event. The building will need to be repaired.

Out of an abundance of caution, the University has decided to vacate the entire building before repairs on the southwest wing commence. As a result, the Office of Enrollment Services is relocating classes scheduled for Thursday evening and beyond. The enrollment services office is in the process of contacting students and instructors in the Marist classes that are being relocated. A PDF list of temporary class relocations to other venues on campus will be listed at the enrollment services website.

In addition, offices in Marist will be relocated to other buildings on campus. Alternate spaces in other buildings are in the process of being identified. The Office of the Provost, through the respective deans, and the Office of Facilities, Maintenance, and Operations will be in contact with affected faculty and staff who will need to be relocated.

The University anticipates that repairs to the building will take an extended period of time.
 

Office of Public Affairs

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08/27/11 UPDATE: Campus Events Cancelled as a Result of Hurricane Irene

With the deteriorating weather conditions related to the approach today, Saturday, Aug. 27, of Hurricane Irene, The Catholic University of America has made the following changes.

All campus events scheduled to begin at or after 2 p.m. Aug. 27 are cancelled.
The Student Restaurant, along with the rest of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, closes at 8 p.m. Aug. 27. The Pryzbyla Center reopens at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28.
The Student Restaurant reopens at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 28.
New student Orientation sessions for the remainder of Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 are cancelled. This includes Eucharistic Adoration and the D.C. Excursions.
John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library closes at 1 p.m. Aug. 27. The Columbus School of Law Library closed at noon Aug. 27.
New students should plan to attend the Ice Cream with the House event on Aug. 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students should also plan to attend the 9 p.m. Mass on Sunday in St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation at 10 p.m.
Classes are expected to start Monday, Aug. 29, as long as the University has power.
McMahon is expected to reopen Thursday, Sept. 1.
The University has made adjustments for classes that are scheduled to be held in McMahon. The Office of the Registrar has contacted each student and instructor in those classes individually to inform them of the changes
Students who had planned to travel to campus this weekend are encouraged to wait out the storm. The University will work with students who might miss classes early next week. The University will announce any adjustments to the academic calendar if necessary.

Safety is the number one priority. The University urges all students to stay inside if conditions begin to worsen. As with any major weather event, the possibility exists that public transportation, including the Metrorail system, may be interrupted.

If the University loses power, emergency generators will primarily operate life-safety systems (fire alarms, emergency lights) in residence halls.

Current forecast predictions indicate that the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area will experience deteriorating weather conditions Aug. 27 that will include sustained winds in the range of 30 to 40 mph, high wind gusts, and heavy rain that may lead to flooding, downed trees, and loss of power to the campus or local communities.

As a reminder, all members of the University community are encouraged to review CUA’s preparedness guidelines at https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/.

As Hurricane Irene arrives in the region, conditions may change. Please continue to monitor the CUA home page at http://www.cua.edu for University operating status and local news and weather stations for additional information on Hurricane Irene.

In addition, check for updates on the Safety First page at http://www.cua.edu/safety/.

Catholic University will continue to monitor the situation closely and give the most timely notice possible of any necessary changes.

Posted 1:05 p.m.

Office of Public Affairs

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08/26/11 Catholic University Prepares for Hurricane Irene

Catholic University President John Garvey and the University’s Emergency Council are closely monitoring the approach this weekend of Hurricane Irene, which is expected to hit the Washington, D.C., area Saturday afternoon, Aug. 27.

Families currently on campus with their students are encouraged to consider their personal safety in deciding when to leave the Washington, D.C., area, knowing their students will be safe on campus.
Students who had planned to travel to campus this weekend are encouraged to wait out the storm. The University will work with students who might miss classes early next week. The university will announce any adjustments to the academic calendar if necessary.
Catholic University expects to hold classes Monday, Aug. 29, as long as the University has power.
Safety is the number one priority. The University urges all students to stay inside if conditions begin to worsen. As with any major weather event, the possibility exists that public transportation, including the Metrorail system may be interrupted.
If the University loses power, emergency generators will primarily operate life-safety systems (fire alarms, emergency lights) in residence halls.
Current forecast predictions indicate that the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area will experience deteriorating weather conditions Aug. 27 that will include sustained winds in the range of 30 to 40 mph, high wind gusts, and heavy rain that may lead to flooding, downed trees, and loss of power to the campus or local communities.

As a reminder, all members of the University community are encouraged to review CUA’s preparedness guidelines at http://publicsafety.cua.edu/emergency/index.cfm.

The University uses all available communication vehicles to communicate any developments during an emergency, as appropriate. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for emergency text alerts through Alert DC at https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/.

As Hurricane Irene arrives in the region, conditions may change. Please continue to monitor the CUA home page at http://www.cua.edu for university operating status and local news and weather stations for additional information on Hurricane Irene.

In addition, check for updates on the Safety First page at http://www.cua.edu/safety/.

Catholic University will continue to monitor the situation closely and give the most timely notice possible of any necessary changes.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 2:25 p.m.

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08/25/11 Returning Students to Start Moving in Friday, Aug. 26

Due to the forecasted adverse weather conditions this weekend, The Catholic University of America will allow returning students to move in to the residence halls beginning Friday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m.

Catholic University continues to monitor the track of Hurricane Irene. The Washington, D.C., metropolitan area is expected to experience heavy rain and high winds Saturday evening through Sunday morning. Student meal plans will begin with breakfast on Saturday morning.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 12:30 p.m.

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08/24/11 McMahon Hall Offices Have Moved to Other Campus Buildings

As a result of the closing of McMahon Hall, operations in that building have moved to different offices on campus.

Following are the changes:

Office of Enrollment Services to Leahy Hall, Room 100. The enrollment services office will provide services for students in Leahy 100 and several kiosks in the Leahy lobby. The Office of Enrollment Management will be located elsewhere in Leahy.
Administrative academic offices for the provost and the graduate dean to Aquinas Hall
The undergraduate offices of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Undergraduate Programs, and the University Honors Program to the Center for Academic Success, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 204
The dean's and graduate offices of the School of Arts and Sciences, along with the Departments of Greek and Latin, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literatures, and Business/Economics, as well as the Centers for Global Education, Early Christian Studies and Medieval and Byzantine Studies, to the lower level of McGivney Hall
Administrative academic offices (provost, undergraduate dean, graduate dean, and honors program) to Aquinas Hall
Office of Graduate Admissions to Leahy
Check-in for campus tours to the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library
Office of Postal Services to Father O’Connell Hall, Room 152. The office will provide limited service on Thursday, Aug. 25, for package pick-up only by students and other members of the CUA community. Full service will resume on Friday, Aug. 26. The office will be available for package pick-up only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28.
All offices of the School of Arts and Sciences (deans, academic departments, etc.) to McGivney Hall
Office of Public Affairs to Nugent Hall
Office of Alumni Relations to Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room
Orientation events scheduled to take place in McMahon are being reassigned to other spaces on campus. The Office of Student Life will notify students and families about new locations for the events.

McMahon will be closed at least through Sunday, Aug. 28.

Maloney Hall is open. Employees who work in Maloney can return to their offices today, Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Continue to check for additional details on the CUA home page: www.cua.edu.

Ofiice of Public Affairs

Posted at 5:15 p.m.

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08/24/11 UPDATE: McMahon Hall Will Be Closed At Least Through Sunday, Aug. 28

Due to damage to the chimneys on the McMahon Hall roof caused by the Aug. 23 earthquake, the building will be closed at least through Sunday, Aug. 28.

Maloney Hall is open. Employees who work in Maloney can return to their offices today, Wednesday, Aug. 24.

As a result of the closing of McMahon, operations in that building are being moved to different offices on campus. Continue to look for additional details on the CUA home page: www.cua.edu.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 12:55 p.m.

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08/23/11 UPDATE: University Completes Inspection of All Campus Buildings, Aug. 23

The Office of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations reports that inspection of all campus buildings has been completed. Minor infrastructure damage has been identified and affected locations have been secured.

Maloney Hall is closed until further notice. Employees with offices in that building should consult the University website for updates about its reopening.

All residence halls are open and residents have all been permitted to return to their rooms.

The Office of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations will continue to evaluate campus buildings.

Posted 6:00 p.m.

Office of Public Affairs

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08/23/11 UPDATE: University Completes Inspection of All Campus Buildings, Aug. 23

The Office of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations reports that inspection of all campus buildings has been completed. Minor infrastructure damage has been identified and affected locations have been secured.

Maloney Hall is closed until further notice. Employees with offices in that building should consult the University website for updates about its reopening.

All residence halls are open and residents have all been permitted to return to their rooms.

The Office of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations will continue to evaluate campus buildings.

Posted 6:00 p.m.

Office of Public Affairs

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08/23/11 UPDATE: Catholic University to Close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23

Provost James Brennan has decided to close University offices at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, with the exception of the offices and services of the Columbus School of Law. Law school evening classes will be held as usual.

The University is expected to open at its usual time Wednesday, Aug. 24. All employees are urged to check the CUA website or to call 202-319-5000 for updated information Wednesday morning. All buildings with the exception of McMahon Hall will open as usual. McMahon will be closed until noon. Employees who work in McMahon should check the CUA website or call 202-319-5000 in case the opening time needs to be adjusted.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 3:55 p.m.

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08/23/11 UPDATE: Evacuate the Following Buildings

Members of the CUA community in Caldwell/Seton, Maloney, McMahon, Hannan, and Salve Regina halls should evacuate to the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

The Office of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations is inspecting all University buildings for possible safety issues.

The University is in touch with D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management and will follow its procedures to determine whether or not to close the University. There are no reported injuries on campus.

Those in other buildings should shelter in place.

The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency has confirmed there was an earthquake.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 3:05

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08/23/11 Shelter in Place

The Catholic University is currently sheltering in place. Everyone is directed to shelter in the nearest university building and await further instructions. More information will follow. This is not a drill.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 2:42 p.m.

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04/28/11 Emergency Notification Drill Has Concluded

The test of Catholic University’s emergency-notification system has concluded.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 2:13 p.m.

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04/28/11 Test of Emergency Notification

 

This is a test of Catholic University’s emergency-notification system. No evacuation or other action is required of students, faculty, staff or others on campus during this test. Its only purpose is to check the technologies that would be used to alert the campus of an actual emergency.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 2:07 p.m.

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04/28/11 CUA to Test Emergency Notification Technologies

Catholic University’s emergency-notification system will be tested at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, by the Department of Public Safety.

A test message will be sent via All-Campus Alert (outdoor audible announcement), Alert DC System (text message), e-mail, voice mail, and CUA cable TV channels. Watch captains will be manning their positions in entrances and hallways in campus buildings during the test.

No evacuation or other action will be required of students, faculty, staff or others on campus during this test. Its only purpose is to check the technologies that would be used to alert the campus of an actual emergency.

In the event of an emergency, the Department of Public Safety activates the CUA Emergency Notification Plan, sending out an audible announcement on the All-Campus Alert and a text announcement on the Alert DC System. The Office of Public Affairs sends additional notices to students, faculty and staff via e-mail lists and coordinates messages for voice mail and CUA cable TV channels. The public affairs office also posts information about the emergency on the Safety First section of the CUA web site. Building watch captains, resident assistants, and area coordinators also are alerted.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 1:25 p.m.

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04/15/11 Burglary at Off-Campus Student Residence 320 Taylor Street, NE

On Sunday, April 10, 2011, at 1:30 a.m., a Burglary occurred at an off-campus student residence, in the Brookland Manor apartment complex. The victim reports that a suspect entered his apartment through his first floor bedroom window and took his computer. The victim chased the suspect and retrieved his computer. The suspect fled on a bicycle. MPD was notified and responded.

Suspect: Black Male, 25 – 30 years old, approximately 5’-9”, 150 -160 lbs, thin build, dark complexion, short-braid hair style, and a mole on his right lip.

Safety Precautions:

Lock all exterior doors and windows, and keep them locked.

If a burglary occurs, notify the police immediately. Do not take any actions that would jeopardize your safety.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 3:05 p.m.

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04/04/11 Enhanced Crime Patrol Initiative

In recent days the Department of Public Safety has initiated crime patrol foot beats along the perimeter of the campus. This decision was made in response to the recent increase in crimes occurring in the District of Columbia, including city streets within the Brookland community. To address this crime trend, public safety officers have begun walking designated beats around the edges of campus, including Michigan Ave., Harewood Rd., and John McCormick Rd. during late evening hours. The high visibility foot beats will provide an extra layer of security to the CUA community.

The attempted daylight robbery of a man on the National Mall last week and a recent highly publicized murder in suburban Bethesda indicate that crime can and does occur everywhere, even in the places considered to be among the safest. The Department of Public Safety is committed to ensuring that students, faculty, and staff on campus remain safe and secure. To ensure a safe environment, it is important that community members, especially students, exercise good judgment about where they go and when they go off campus. Public safety officers, including those who will be on the late night beats along the perimeter of campus, will continue to advise students about exercising prudence in their travels off campus.

The Department of Public Safety does not have jurisdiction for patrolling areas of the city that are not contiguous to the University’s property. However, the University is reaching out to students living off campus to provide them with advice and assistance in adopting crime prevention measures. Later this week, a University official with the Division of Student Life will be meeting with residents of off campus houses to address this topic.

Thomasine N. Johnson

The Catholic University of America

Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management

Posted 4:15 p.m.

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03/25/11 Assault at 7th and Monroe Streets, NE

On Friday, March 25, 2011, approximately 2:36 a.m., a CUA student was assaulted near 7th & Monroe Streets, NE by a male suspect. The victim stated he spoke to the suspect and the suspect then punched him in the face. The victim was treated at the scene. The suspect was apprehended by MPD on 8th and Monroe Streets and positively identified. The suspect was transported by MPD to the 5th District for processing.

Safety Precautions:

Stay alert to your surroundings at all times.
Notice persons walking behind you or approaching you.
Travel in groups as often as possible.
Notify the campus police of any suspicious persons or activity.
Know the location of the emergency telephones.
Use the shuttle bus and escort services.
Office of Public Affairs

Posted 4:00 p.m.

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03/24/11 Robbery at Colonel Brooks Tavern Parking Lot

The Metropolitan Police Department reports that a Robbery occurred on 03/21/2011, at 11:20 p.m., in the parking lot of Colonel Brooks Tavern, 901 Monroe Street, NE. The victim reports while sitting inside of her vehicle, she was approached by an unknown suspect with a gun. The suspect opened her door and demanded she give up her property. The victim complied and the suspect fled southbound on 9th Street, NE. The victim is not CUA related.

Suspect: Black Male, 20 - 29, 5’9 - 6’0”, 130 - 150 lbs, dark complexion, wearing a black shirt.

Safety Precautions:

Stay alert to your surroundings at all times.
Look around before you get in or out of your vehicle.
Trust your instincts. If something makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, get into your car quickly, lock the doors, and drive away.
Immediately report suspicious persons and activity.
Travel in groups as often as possible.
Know the locations of emergency telephones.
Office of Public Affairs

Posted 3:40 p.m.

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03/24/11 Burglary at Off-Campus Student House

On Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 11:46 p.m., a Burglary occurred at an off-campus student house, on Franklin Street, NE. MPD reports that a masked suspect armed with a gun entered the house and demanded the residents’ property. The victims complied and the suspect fled in an unknown direction riding a red bicycle.

Suspect: Black Male, wearing blue jeans and black jacket armed with a black handgun, riding a red mountain bicycle.

Safety Precautions:

Lock all exterior doors and windows, and keep them locked.

Everyone who lives at that residence should have a key to enter.

Suspects look for active locations that would easily be identified as a student occupied house.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 3:35 p.m.

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02/28/11 Statement from Emergency Management Leadership

The emergency management leadership has met and offers the following statement to the CUA community:

The Department of Public Safety maintains a communications plan for emergencies, which includes monitoring messages from the District of Columbia Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency (DCHSEMA) and the NOAA Public Alert All Hazards Weather Radio. The current weather situation is a tornado watch. It is not a tornado warning. If conditions are upgraded, we will activate our on-campus emergency notification plan.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 1:40 p.m.

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02/14/11 Update on Off-Campus Home Invasion

This is an update to the information that was provided early this morning to the CUA community. The Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed to the Department of Public Safety that a home invasion occurred last evening at 1011 Irving Street N.E. At the time of the home invasion, eight Catholic University students were on the premises; six of them reside at the home. None of the CUA students sustained any injuries. Officials from the Division of Student Life and the Office of Campus Ministry have been with the students and have offered them assistance and support.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 9:55 a.m.

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02/14/11 Off-Campus Shooting

On Feb. 14, after midnight the Department of Public Safety was informed by the Metropolitan Police Department of an incident that occurred at 1011 Irving St., N.E., a home known to be occupied by CUA students. Responding to a call, MPD officers encountered armed individuals outside the residence. In the ensuing gunfire, one suspect was fatally injured, a second was critically injured, and a third was apprehended. MPD has extracted 10 students from the building and is in the process of debriefing them.

 

Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

Office of Public Affairs
 

Posted 2:38 a.m.

 

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02/04/11 Update on Flu at CUA

Catholic University’s Incident Management Team (IMT) is reporting that Student Health Services (SHS) has treated a number of students since mid- January with symptoms consistent with Influenza (flu). The common symptoms are fever, muscle aches, cough and runny nose. We are encouraging the campus community to follow these simple measures to help prevent the spread of flu to others: cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze; cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not into your hands; clean your hands after coughing or sneezing; and wash hands with soap and warm water. Avoid crowds if you are feeling ill. Students who are feeling ill are encouraged to call SHS at 202-319-5744.

Office of Public Affairs

Posted 9:00 a.m.

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