Message from Emory President James Wagner on death of students Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain

July 2, 2016

Dear Emory Community,

Coming on the heels of my earlier message, we have learned now that a second Emory student was murdered in the Bangladesh terrorist attack.  Like Abinta Kabir, Faraaz Hossain had been taken hostage and was subsequently killed.  Faraaz had completed his second year at Oxford and was headed to the Business School in the fall.

I have been in touch with a member of the family to express Emory’s shock and condolences.  Again as with Abinta, we will want to honor Faraaz’s memory in the fall, as the family might find appropriate.  In the meantime, please comfort one another and continue to hold these families in your thoughts and prayers.

 Jim Wagner