I hope you’ll reflect and write about this in the final two weeks of your class assignment, and that some of you will continue working on these blogs for the next four years.
It is a tragedy that one of your fellow students was shot and killed late Saturday night while at a Halloween party. However, this is something that happens too often in Chicago and it’s part of what we hope you will research and write about on your blogs.
I created a map showing the location of the shooting. It’s posted on my blog at http://tutormentor.blogspot.com/2009/11/depaul-student-killed-lost-opportunity.html
If you search the tags on my blog for previous articles about violence, you’ll see that this happens in different parts of the city, but mostly in high poverty neighborhoods.
What can alumni and friends and students of DePaul and other universities do to make programs available in these neighborhoods that might lead to different outcomes? How can you and future students use your blogs to be leaders who draw attention to these problems, and who draw volunteers and donors to different places where they become part of the solution, too.