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Year in Review should reflect on student deaths

I am writing about your Year in Review issue [Feb. 1]. In 1990, MIT tragically lost two young men. I never met Younes Borki '92, and The Tech articles only told me about his death, not the person I missed knowing.

I was, however, very close to David G. Moore '91. On July 4, MIT lost its Dormitory Council president, and Senior House lost a former dorm president and close friend. Dave was one of the most loved and respected people in Senior House, and his death was a great loss to us all.

Much mention was given to the possible connection to LSD to his death by The Tech, but not, it seems, as a warning to others.

Anyone who takes LSD or any other drug, including alcohol, is taking a risk with his life; they can kill anyone. Drug abuse, as well as experimentation, happens in every dorm on this campus, and people should be more aware of the risks they are taking.

MIT's loss of two fine men is more important than losing money for a magnet lab. These men are not replaceable. Instead of two-sentence summaries, their short lives deserved articles in the Year in Review, along with the lessons we've learned from their deaths.

Jo Kussmaul '92->