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Texas college system sends text alerts to some CU Boulder affiliates

Oct. 6, 2016

After receiving several reports of a non-CU text alert received by some affiliates yesterday, campus officials began an investigation with the vendor that provides our text alert system, RAVE Mobile Safety. Searches in social media further revealed that the same message was being received by affiliates at many universities across the United States.

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Incident terminology: What is an active harmer?

Oct. 6, 2016

During the two incidents yesterday, we heard from some of you about some of the terms we used in our emergency communication. We hope this will help everyone understand what the terms mean and why we use them.

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Fall 2016 CU Boulder Alerts test is Oct. 5

Sept. 29, 2016

The campus will conduct a test of the CU Boulder Alerts system on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at noon to raise awareness of how the campus community will be notified in case of a campus emergency. The test will include text messages, emails, social media and website announcements. Annual testing of emergency notification systems is required by the Clery Act, a federal law.

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New clear bag policy at Folsom Field, Coors Events Center

Sept. 29, 2016

In an effort to provide a safer environment for fans and expedite entry into Folsom Field, the University of Colorado will be implementing a clear bag policy at CU football games beginning this season.


Crosswalk safety

Sept. 29, 2016

Data collected by the city of Boulder's transportation division shows that nearly half of all collisions within the city occur at intersections, and that crosswalks are the most common locations for collisions between motor vehicles and bicyclists or pedestrians.

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Protect your electronic devices: Theft prevention tips

Sept. 22, 2016

Electronic devices are valuable resources for students, faculty and staff on the go. Our phones, tablets, and laptops often contain personal information and data that is important to us, but, they also have great value to thieves and burglars. Registering your device can be an important step in preventing victimization.

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Fall 'Heads Up Boulder' safety campaign kicks off Sept. 26

Sept. 22, 2016

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 26, police from the City of Boulder and the University of Colorado Boulder will step up enforcement of the city’s traffic laws in and around several of Boulder’s top locations for motor vehicle collisions involving a bicyclist or pedestrian as part of the Heads Up Boulder crosswalk safety campaign.

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From the Police Chief: Bomb Squad deems suspicious device harmless; how you can be an effective bystander

Sept. 20, 2016

The Boulder County Bomb Squad was on campus last night to investigate a suspicious device. Upon investigation, it was determined to be a bottle with harmless liquid. While it ended without incident, it serves as an opportune reminder that we all need to be good bystanders.

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Bike Maintenance Clinics

Sept. 19, 2016

The Bike Maintenance Clinics Program has several upcoming clinics open to CU Boulder students. The comprehensive program teaches the fundamental skills needed to safely maintain bikes. Each one-hour clinic is followed by shop time, where students will have time to ask questions and work on their new skills as bike mechanics. The clinics are free and are held at the Folsom Bike Station from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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Five tips to avoid being duped

Sept. 15, 2016

Every year, we have members of our community who fall victim to scammers who are trying to steal money or identities, or falsely representing who they are. Click through for a few tips to help you avoid becoming their next victim.