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Release: March 18, 2003

UI Moves To Orange Alert Status

The University of Iowa is responding to the federal Department of Homeland Security's decision to raise the terror alert level to orange status.

" Unlike the last time we went to orange status, we have no information that would indicate colleges and universities are being targeted specifically," said Charles Green, UI assistant vice president and director of public safety. "We have been in contact with the FBI and they will inform us if the situation changes. For now, the University will carry on business as usual until further notice. We will be doing some things behind the scenes such as increasing our patrol focus of certain areas and giving greater attention to scheduled events."

For more information UI Public Safety is recommending the following websites

http://www.iowahomelandsecurity.org
http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5141 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT: Steve Maravetz, 319-335-8033, steven-maravetz@uiowa.edu