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Death of Richard Antoun

Professor Richard Antoun. via ZeroAnthropology.

It was very disturbing to hear of the violent death of SUNY-Binghamton Anthropology Professor Emeritus Richard Antoun yesterday.  Professor Antoun was stabbed in his office by a graduate student, apparently one who had done poorly on their candidacy exams.  I’ve known some tightly wrapped graduate students, but the idea one of them could pull out a knife and stab me to death is, uh, “worrisome”.  Professor Antoun was a close friend of my current boss, and my heart goes out to her as well.  There is a pretty full roundup of this terrible news and an euology from a former student over at ZeroAnthropology.