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  • If you’re still shopping, my colleagues at Indiana University Public Safety and Institutional Assurance have offered some great suggestions -- in various price ranges -- for gifts that make thoughtful picks any time of the year.
  • The holiday season is a time of family, festivities and, of course, food, often in the form of pitch-ins (a.k.a. potlucks, buffets). But leaving food out for hours leaves the door open for uninvited guests: bacteria that could cause food-borne illnesses.
  • Debbi Fletcher, director of emergency management and continuity for IU Bloomington, and Jerry Minger, IU superintendent of public safety, took reader questions about IU Notify and campus safety.
  • With the holiday season moving into high gear, IU’s Programs Involving Children policy can get lost in the shuffle. PIC, however, is an important part of IU’s commitment to providing a safe environment for children involved with university-sponsored programs and activities and must be followed on all IU campuses.
  • Classes were not in session when a full-scale active shooter exercise was conducted at IU Bloomington on Nov. 25. But students and IU employees don’t need a formal exercise to think about possible actions they can take during a shooter scenario.
  • This time of year is synonymous with colds, viruses and other nasty “bugs” that can make you sick. In addition to getting a flu vaccine, it’s a good time to review basic health and hygiene practices that can help protect against numerous illnesses.
  • In response to understandably heightened campus concerns, IUPD will augment BPD coverage of areas within 2-3 blocks of campus
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