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The MIT community has received the news of the death today of sophomore Elizabeth Shin. President Charles M. Vest issued the following statement to the MIT community expressing his deep sorrow:
"We are heartsick about Elizabeth Shin's death. She was a bright, promising young woman, and the tragedy of her death is felt throughout MIT. Over the past few days there has been a tremendous outpouring of support and concern for her from the community, and especially from her fellow students. The housemasters, deans, and others have been meeting with her friends and family to offer comfort where they can, but only time can ease the grief that we feel. We are in mourning."
MIT will hold a memorial service at a date to be determined.