Statement by SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall and Chancellor Kristina Johnson

March 9, 2018

"We join the Binghamton University community in mourning the tragic loss of a student. The death of a student is one the hardest things any university community can face, and our hearts break for Binghamton today. May the SUNY community come together to support her family, friends, and faculty during this difficult time. We stand with the Binghamton family as, together, we try to come to terms with such a senseless loss."

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