Addition: From late Sunday on the NY Times online:
The six-day search for a missing Yale graduate student ended on Sunday with the discovery of a body in the wall of a university laboratory building where she had last been seen, New Haven police said.
If anyone comes to this blog because they are searching under the name “Annie Le,” let me say that I am still hoping she will be found safe. If she isn’t, do be sure most women reading this blog will feel an almost personal grief at reading about her. The possibility of being aducted and losing one’s life, supposing that happened, is part of the imagination of many, many women now. To the extent that the possibility haunts college campuses, many of us have seen at least flickers of its presence.
Here is the latest NY Times news about Ms Le, the Yale doctoral student who was last seen, on video camera, entering a research building at Yale. She has been missing since early this week. Bloody clothes have been found hidden above ceiling tiles, but there’s no confirmation that there are related.
Annie Le was to be married today.
We might share here strategies about campus safety that might lessen the number of such crimes. What in your experience are valuable features. Have there been significant changes on your campus? How were faculty or students able to get actions taken? Are you now worried or frightened on campus or going to and from campus?
Any international comparisons or lessons would also be very interesting.
I’ll start off by saying that administrators have good reasons to be concerned about campus safety. It’s pretty well believed that safety is a factor in enrollment, and most colleges and universities are concerned about that.
So let us know your thoughts, please.