Final Story Pitch- Olivia Skedd

It’s been a year since Haruka Weiser was found dead on University of Texas campus. Though St. Edward’s is just about five miles from UT, the question of safety is still common in students and parents. This past semester, campus was locked down as a man carrying a gun was suspected to be on campus. He wasn’t a student, nor was he targeting students, but the location of St. Edward’s, in the middle of South Austin, often puts it in the middle of crimes. What is the protocol for on-campus crimes and surrounding neighborhood crimes? Is St. Edward’s as safe as it claims to be? We will delve into this topic using resources from UPD and interviewing students, parents, faculty, staff and neighbors. For our interactive pieces we will use a video showcasing safety concerns and interviews. We will also have an interactive map detailing crimes.

https://stedwards.app.box.com/v/2016asr → here is the link to St. Ed’s annual fire and safety report for 2016
Pgs 43-46 list crimes that happened on campus (residence facility, on campus, non campus, public property), the professional educational center, St.Edward’s University in France, and Wild Basin

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  1. Excellent. You have already begun looking for resources, which is great. I would also search the Hilltop Views archive. A dead woman’s body was found on campus, I’d say three years ago. She lived in a nearby apartment complex (not a student). Procedural stuff was discussed in that story. Should give you some sources and things to think about. Also, APD maps crime, I believe. You could look for crime statistics in the SEU neighborhood to get a sense of the context we’re in.

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