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Education A&M, six others, tapped for emergency preparedness initiative

A&M, six others, tapped for emergency preparedness initiative

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has selected Texas A&M University and six other schools to participate in a nationwide emergency preparedness initiative. Secretary Janet Napolitano made the announcement Tuesday at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Drexel is among the schools chosen for the Campus Resilience Pilot Program. The program is designed to help colleges share best practices and develop innovative ideas for responding to man-made or natural disasters. The other six schools are Eastern Connecticut State University; Green River Community College in Auburn, Wash.; Navajo Technical College in Crownpoint, N.M.; Texas A&M University; Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss.; and the University of San Francisco. The participants represent a range of institutions, from urban to rural and large to small. Napolitano said the program will engage school officials, students and community leaders.

 

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