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Feb. 8, 2006
Contact: Todd Cohen, University Relations, (785) 864-8858.

Chancellor’s statement on death of KU graduate student Jonathan Foster

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway made the following statement today in response to the death of KU graduate student and teaching assistant Jonathan “Jon” Foster, a first-year doctoral student in mathematics from San Diego, Calif. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from San Diego State University. He was teaching his second section in calculus at KU this semester. Foster was found dead at his home Monday.

“On behalf of the entire KU community, I want to express my profound sorrow at the death of Jon Foster and offer our condolences to his family and his friends. We are all deeply saddened at the sudden loss of this very talented young man who had quickly demonstrated great promise and ability in the short time he was here at KU.”

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