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Tue, Apr 15, 2008 -- (View the original USA Today article.)

Subjects: Virginia Tech, security, tragedy, rampage, shootings, massacre, alert, caution, emergencies Departments: no departments no department no departmentSummary: After the shootings last year at Virginia Tech and a February rampage at Northern Illinois University, colleges and universities nationwide are installing high-tech alert systems that beam emergency e-mails and voice messages to thousands of cellphones, pagers and personal computers to alert staff and students both on and off campus. But in a bid to cover their bases, they're also investing in decidedly more low-tech, Cold War-era alert tools: loudspeakers and sirens. (Non-UNT story)

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