“We need to do a better job”: MUN pledges to improve student alert system

October 11, 2016

“We need to do a better job of letting folks know what's happening,” said Memorial University Manager of Communications Dave Sorensen last week, following reports of a possible armed man on the university’s main campus. Police later confirmed that the suspect was unarmed, yet added that he was detained under the province’s Mental Health Care and Treatment Act. Following criticism that MUN had not done a sufficient job of notifying students and faculty, Sorensen highlighted the challenges of delivering a message to “60 or 70 buildings on campus” and pledged that the university will look into an email or text alert system to ensure students and staff are notified directly should another campus emergency occur. CBC | Telegram