And Here I Have Been Worrying about Permitting Guns on Our Campuses

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This announcement was distributed on our university’s faculty and staff listserves earlier today.

I know that these seminars should probably make me feel more protected and secure, but they seem to provide, at best, a very odd and somehow unsettling note on which to begin the new academic year.

I wonder if participants are expected to bring their own petri dishes. 

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 Petrie Dishes

From: Boonshoft School of Medicine Marketing and Communications

Subject: FBI Academic Biosecurity Workshop to be held at Wright State University Student Union on Sept. 10

Date: August 16, 2013 10:30:31 AM EDT

To: Undisclosed recipients

Many individuals and groups have threatened to attack the United States with biological weapons. They have targeted laboratories, biotechnology companies, scientists and students.

To raise awareness of these and other biosecurity risks, a free workshop and seminar will be held at Wright State University in the Student Union on Sept. 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

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