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    OCTOBER 1. 2008 | THE MEREDITH HERALD • Educating Women to Excel \ VOL XXVI • ISSUE 4
MOLIERE AT
MEREDITH: MAYHEM
AND MADCAP ANTICS
(SEE PAGE 5)
2 News
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Meredith College
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7-8 Opin
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Green Tip for
the Week of
September 29
Buy organic foods
as much as possible.
Organic soils capture
and store higher levels
of CO^
During the 2008-09 academic
year, Meredith College’s cam
pus theme is "Sustaining our
Environment: Developing
our Greenprint.” To help the
Meredith community make
daily choices that are ben
eficial to the environment,
Angels for the Environment
have compiled a year's worth
of tips for greener living.
To view green tips from
previous weeks, visit www.
meredith.edu/campus-theme/
environmental-tips.htm.
Pltolo coune$y Kyra Young
MEREDITH COLLEGE:
PREPARED FOR BAD WEATHER
By Melissa Santos
staff Writer
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina forced
the nation to re-evaluate its emer
gency relief efforts by exposing the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency’s lack of preparedness. Re
cently, Hurricane Ike devastated the
Texas coast, the effects of which
were feh as far inland as Houston.
Days after the storm, millions of
Houston residents were without
power, and thousands had to wait
in long lines for water and ice from
FEMA trucks^—supplies which city
officials said were late in coming.
Luckily for Texans, good Samari
tans had delivered food, water and
other supplies to Houston prior to
FEMA’s arrival. But what if inclem
ent weather were to strike at Mer
edith? Are college officials prepared
or will the school, too, be forced to
rely on the kindness of strangers?
In the event of a severe hurricane
or tornado, the first step is initial
assessment according to the
college’s Major Incident Response
Plan. The Incident Response Team
Leader (Vice President for Business
and Finance) and the Director of
Facilities Services are in charge of
determining the danger of the
weather situation and evaluating
whether or not it warrants clos
ing the college or implementing
the school’s evacuation plan. Any
decisions will be communicated to
students, faculty, staff and the pub
lic via the Marketing and Communi
cations office. Currently, Meredith
College has two ways of announc
ing emergencies: the campus alarm
warning system and MC alert. The
siren system uses three tones—wail,
steady and Westminster—to warn
See TEMPERATURES, PAGE 2
ELLEN POMPEO AT MEREDITH COLLEGE
By April Rummage
staff Writer
If you are a Grey’s Anatomy fan
and a Barack Obama supporter,
then this was your weekend! El
len Pompeo, who plays Meredith
Grey, the title character on ABC’s
Grey’s Anatomy, visited campus
Sat., Sept. 27 on behalf of Obama.
As early as one o’clock, eager sup
porters camped out in front of Jones
Chapel. People brought blankets.
See ELLEN POMPEO, PAGE 2
Pnoto courtesy Apni RummdM
People lined outside the Jones Chapel entrance waiting to see Ellen
Pompeo and Danielle Panabaker
    

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