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President Vest's Statement

Editor's Note:<\p>Institute President Charles M. Vest issued the following statement yesterday regarding the death of Yngve Raustein '94:

The MIT community is deeply shocked and saddened at the murder of Yngve Raustein on Memorial Drive, right next to the campus along the Charles River.

We mourn the loss of a promising student. That sense of loss is made a little greater because he was a visitor to our country.

I spoke with his father in Normay this morning and conveyed to him and his wife our great sympathy and sorrow.

At noon time, members of our counseling staff and I<\p>spoke with residents of Mr. Raustein's dormitory, who are greatly shocked and concerned. It is unfortunately true that no citizen of this world is immune in this age of violence.

It is a tragedy.