9/9/2004

Contact: Todd Cohen, University Relations, (785) 864-8858.

Statement by Chancellor on death of KU freshman Andrew M. Weir

Chancellor Robert E. Hemenway made the following statement in response to the death Sept. 9th of Andrew M. Weir, a University of Kansas freshman from Shawnee. Weir died in a one-car accident east of Lawrence. Mr. Weir,a 2004 Shawnee Mission North High School graduate, was a resident of McCollum residence hall at KU. He planned to major in biology and political science.

"On behalf of the entire KU community, I want to express my profound sorrow at the death of Andrew Weir. This tragic accident fills us with sadness, and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."

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