The Hartford Courant reports that Hartford-area college officials signed a mutual emergency aid pact on Wednesday. While this pact had been planned before the Virginia Tech shootings, the tragedy served a stark reminder for campus disaster plans. St. Joseph, Goodwin College, Trinity College, the University of Hartford and Wesleyan University all agreed to assist each other in the event of such as fires, hurricanes, and other disasters. This agreement is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, and calls on colleges to maintain communications, coordinate transport, provide housing and food, and if possible, accept students from other campuses…,0,6910279.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

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