KU News Release


Jan. 4, 2011
Contact: Jill Jess, University Relations, (785) 864-8858

Chancellor offers condolences on death of student Elijah Taylor

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement today on the death of student Elijah Taylor.

“My heart goes out to the family and friends of Elijah Taylor. On behalf of the entire KU community, I offer the deepest condolences.”

Taylor died Dec. 22 in a hospital in Wichita. He was a junior from Solomon majoring in human biology.


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