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Question #67057 posted on 04/13/2012 10:02 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

How is BYU planning on participating in the Utah shakeout drill? I am especially curious as it's during finals week.

It appears there aren't any university scheduled finals during that time, but teachers sometimes schedule portions outside the university schedule. Should I avoid that 10:15 time? Avoid the testing center line?



Dear Violet,

To answer this I phoned Todd Hollingshead, a spokesmen with University Communications who'd commented in the Daily Universe on the drill. He said that although the university supports the effort, due to the conflict with finals week there will be no drills involving students or on a university-wide scale. BYU's risk management organization is, however, involved with the Utah Shakeout people. So you'll be able to take your finals in peace, or at least without worrying about earthquake drills. A big thanks to Todd for his help!

~Professor Kirke