UW News

March 23, 2016

President’s statement on recent student death

The following is a statement from University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce on the recent death of student Katy Straalsund.

“Our broken hearts are with Katy’s family and friends, and we offer our deepest condolences and support at this incredibly difficult time for them.

“This is a tragedy for those who loved Katy, for the UW and our community – a horrifying and senseless act of violence that has robbed a promising young woman of her future.

“Many of our students are away for spring break and will learn this news when they return.  We have grief counselors available for anyone in our community who seeks support.”