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Three high-profile murders at Connecticut universities in six short months has students and parents asking: Is my campus safe? The UCONN community is sill reeling after Sunday night's horrific crime. One student, Jasper Howard, is dead and another is injured. Meanwhile investigations continue in Middletown and New Haven into two more murders that captured national attention.
Beyond these extreme instances of violence, universities everywhere must constantly focus on keeping their students safe from these and more ordinary dangers. This brings up complicated questions like: How can schools balance the conflicting demands of student independence and parental anxiety? Is it possible to anticipate and prevent campus crime? If so, how? And what does it all mean for the sometimes-strained relationships between institutions of higher education and the communities they inhabit?
Coming up, Where We Live, a conversation with university officials, safety experts and you. Do you feel safe on your campus?
***Update - The Hartford Courant has an excellent roundup of stories about the Jasper Howard murder here. Meanwhile, more news happened only hours after our program was taped. An armed man robbed a McDonald's near Trinity College's campus, and later killed himself. The campus was in lockdown for several hours. Details below courtesy The Hartford Courant***