Category: Safety at Stanford

Scott seeks parents' help in getting students to wear bike helmets

November 14, 2013 11:00 pm
There are an estimated 13,000 bicyclists pedaling around on the Stanford campus each day. Many don’t wear helmets. Stanford bicycle program coordinator Ariadne Scott talks about the university’s efforts to get students to wear helmets and practice safe bicycle habits—and about how parents can help. Why do we have trouble convincing students to wear bike… Read more Scott seeks parents' help in getting students to wear bike helmets

Stanford statement on Korean Peninsula and avian flu

April 15, 2013 4:41 pm
Stanford University is aware that some of its travelers to China, Japan and South Korea have questions about the current state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula. Stanford University relies upon the U. S. Department of State for its on-going travel security information and guidance, and the current travel and security advice for South Korea… Read more Stanford statement on Korean Peninsula and avian flu

Police chief describes crime alerts

February 4, 2011 11:04 pm
Laura Wilson, a Stanford alumna who has been the university’s chief of police since 2002, earned her master’s degree in homeland security at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security last September. In a recent interview, Wilson talked about how the Department of Public Safety advises the community about crime, and its… Read more Police chief describes crime alerts

With sirens in place, AlertSU looks to integrate social media

August 2, 2010 9:12 pm
A year ago this month, seven sirens capable of projecting sound and voice messages up to a half-mile were installed throughout campus. Those sirens are now a staple of the AlertSU mass-communication system, which includes mass email notifications, mass phone calls, text messages, emergency hotlines (650-725-5555) and an emergency website. It potentially could include social… Read more With sirens in place, AlertSU looks to integrate social media

Overseas studies safety explained

March 23, 2010 10:25 pm
A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck Chile in February. The quake was centered south of where Stanford has a Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) center in Santiago. Twenty-one students were studying there at the time. One was injured, and all were quickly accounted for. Besides Santiago, the BOSP offers students study opportunities in Australia, Barcelona,… Read more Overseas studies safety explained