September 9, 2002

Dear Friends:

It is with great sadness I write you this evening to let you know of the tragic death of Tulane College senior Jonathan Lorino, son of Tony and Lisa Lorino. As you will read in the newspapers tomorrow, Jonathan's death was the result of a senseless act of violence.

As friends and colleagues of Tony, we are devastated by this incident. Jonathan was an exceptional student and an unusually kind and gentle person. He was a double major in French and Political Science and International Studies with a minor in Latin American Studies. He had just returned from a Junior Year Abroad in France and was looking forward to his senior year, and what I am sure would have been a brilliant future.

Margie and I spent time with Lisa and Tony this evening to express our deepest sympathies on behalf of the entire Tulane community. I know that all of our thoughts and prayers are with the Lorino family at this terrible time.

As I learn more about the arrangements for Jonathan's funeral, I will communicate them to you.


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