Hi Brandeis,

I am sure you have all heard of the tragedy that occurred in Arizona. I would like to send my condolences to the families and victims of the shooting, especially to the Zimmerman family. Please join me in sending thoughts and best wishes.

Here is a copy of the e-mail President Lawrence sent today:

To the Brandeis Community:

We are all deeply saddened by the horrific events over the weekend in
Tucson, Arizona. Any act of violence is abhorrent, but the shooting of an
elected public servant strikes at the core of our democratic society. The
tragedy of the attack hit this community in a very personal way.
International Business School student Ben Zimmerman is the brother of Gabe
Zimmerman, an aide to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was among the six
people who died Saturday. I know everyone at Brandeis joins me in extending
our heartfelt sympathy to Ben and his family during this very dark time. We
also offer our prayers to the families of all the others who lost their
lives, and to those victims who were wounded and their families.
Sincerely,
Fred Lawrence

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