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Tips for Surviving an Active Shooter Attack
An active shooter is intent on killing people in a confined and populated area, usually without a method of selecting vicitims other than a goal to create the most harm in a short period of time. Because active shooter situations usually end within 10-15 minutes, people must be prepared to act in advance. Be alert to your surroundings as you move through your day, especially if you are in a densely populated area. Wherever you are, identify the two nearest exits. In an active shooter situation, you must quickly determine the most reasonable way to protect your own life. Seconds count.More...
When Winter Weather Takes a Turn
Winter is here, along with the potential for unexpected weather to impact the University's academic schedule. The University's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Hogan explained UVA’s decision-making process and the criteria involved in any decision to cancel classes in a recent message to the University community.
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