Statement from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson on the Passing of Toni Morrison

August 6, 2019

"The SUNY family mourns the passing of our former colleague, novelist, Nobel Laureate, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Toni Morrison. Her books and teachings captured the literary imagination, making her one of the most acclaimed American writers of our time. We were honored to have her among our distinguished faculty at two of our campuses where she shared so much of her genius and personal truth with our students and colleagues. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to her family and all those who, like us, were enriched by her art and presence."

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