From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Phones in Labs? Please pardon the cross-listing
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:17:10 -0500
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
We have campus phones in all our labs now and I wouldn't have it any other way because:
You have no idea if cell reception is going to be good in your brand-new building...forget what the architects tell you!
If your emergency response is calling a number other than 911, then having a 'campus phone' makes that easier.
You can also have a directory of teaching and research lab phone numbers...
Researchers may leave their belongings in one lab and go to another to perform analysis, etc. How do they then call for an emergency?
We included phones in our new building (2009) and added them to every lab in a recent (2011) renovation, along with adding them at exit stairs.
The only thing I'd change is I would standardize placement of the phones. We have a few labs where you've really gotta hunt to find them...
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