Statement about unrelated incidents / 布兰戴斯大学官方声明:关于近期我校两起独立事件的阐明。

Nov. 21, 2017

Dear Campus Community,

It has been a difficult few days in our community.

As we communicated to you yesterday, Brandeis IBS graduate student Chuanchuan “Kurtis” Zhang passed away while off campus in Boston on Saturday night. There is no indication of any foul play or violence involved in Kurtis’ death. We remain deeply saddened by the tragic loss of this wonderful young man.

We have become aware that some news and social media reports have linked Kurtis’ death with the armed robbery that took place on campus last night. It is very important to understand that there is no indication these two events are linked in any way whatsoever.

We ask for sensitivity to Kurtis’ friends and family at this time, and we urge you to dispel any false information about these two events being in any way related.

We remind anyone who is having difficulty processing these events that there is help available from the Brandeis Counseling Center. The center will be open today (11/21) until 6 p.m. and tomorrow (11/22) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be additional staff available, including therapists who speak Mandarin, to meet with students who are wanting support. Please walk into the center at any time during business hours and you will be seen. After-hours support will be available in English, Mandarin or Cantonese by calling (781) 736-3785.

Sincerely,

Ron Liebowitz
President, Brandeis University

Peter Petri
Interim Dean
Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance at Brandeis International Business School


亲爱的各位同学、学生家长及校友:

近几天对于整个布兰戴斯是非常沉重的。

我校国际商学院研究生张川川同学于2017年11月18日(周六)晚上不幸在校外去世。截至目前警方的调查显示,张同学的不幸离世与任何形式的犯罪或暴力行为无关。家属享有唯一知情权,具体原因公布与否请尊重家属的决定。整个布兰戴斯对失去了一位优秀的成员感到深切的悲痛。 

11月20日(周一)晚布兰戴斯校园内发生了一起持枪抢劫事件,经过警方排查现已排除安全隐患。一些新闻和社交媒体的不实报道把11月20日晚在校园内发生的抢劫事件和张同学的不幸离世联系在一起。在此,我们希望大家明悉:这两个事件之间没有任何联系。

在此期间,我们希望大家充分体谅和照顾张同学家人和朋友的情绪,保持冷静克制,不要相信或散播任何不实消息。

如果您或您的孩子需要任何帮助,请随时与布兰戴斯心理咨询中心联系。11月22日咨询中心会在上午8时至下午4时开放。同时,我们将提供包括中文心理咨询师在内更多的工作人员与需要帮助的学生见面,欢迎随时前往。在非办公时间您可以通过拨打电话:+1 (781) 736-3785 获得帮助,电话支持英语、普通话及广东话。

此致, 

Ron Liebowitz
布兰戴斯大学校长

Peter Petri
布兰戴斯国际商学院院长,Carl J. Shapiro国际金融学教授