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Cornell University's Emergency Test Did not Meet Expectations
Mike Beyman
| November 8, 2007
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Cornell University's test of the Alert System has not performed to expectations. Cornell University's Vice President of Public Safety, Rich McDaniel said in a statement "Wednesday we did an initial, wide-scale test of our emergency notification systems that was composed of three elements: voice message, text messaging to cell phones, and the backup e-mail system. The voice message test exceeded expectations, delivering over 2,700 messages in just over 6 minutes. We are investigating issues related to the text messaging and the back-up e-mail system." Simian Moss of Cornell University's press office told WVBR "it was a test. Some parts of the test performed very well and some did not perform as well as we wanted. We will be looking into those parts." Moss also told WVBR "Further tests are being planned" There have been reports from students that they received the message much later than 12:30 in the afternoon when the messages were sent out. Many students did not recieve the messages at all. Students were torn on Cornell's system of sending text messages in the event of emergencies. WVBR spoke to Sophomore Rebecca Kumar who was one of the people who received the message on time, at 1:04 PM. She agreed with the Wendy Chan, however, had a different opinion on Cornell's system. She told WVBR "I received the message closer to 5:00." When asked about her ideas for the Cornell Message system, she told WVBR "I don't think it's a good idea, there must be a better way to inform students." WVBR will keep you up to date on this story.
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