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Statement regarding Virginia Tech tragedy
Harvard University interim President Derek Bok
Cambridge, Mass.
April 17, 2007

I want to take a moment to acknowledge with sorrow the terrible atrocity that took place yesterday in Virginia. All of us at Harvard are members not just of this university, but of the broader community of universities. An event such as yesterday's reverberates throughout that community and deeply saddens us all. Our hearts go out to the faculty, students, and staff at Virginia Tech — and especially to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.



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