President Lawrence addresses Arizona shooting

The following is text from an e-mail President Fred Lawrence sent to the Brandeis University community Monday afternoon:

We are all deeply saddened by the horrific events over the weekend in
 Tucson, Arizona. Any act of violence is abhorrent, but the shooting of an
 elected public servant strikes at the core of our democratic society. The
 tragedy of the attack hit this community in a very personal way.
 International Business School student Ben Zimmerman is the brother of Gabe
 Zimmerman, an aide to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was among the six 
people who died Saturday. I know everyone at Brandeis joins me in extending
 our heartfelt sympathy to Ben and his family during this very dark time. We 
also offer our prayers to the families of all the others who lost their 
lives, and to those victims who were wounded and their families.


Fred Lawrence


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