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SUNY Binghamton Professor Killed by Graduate Student

A graduate student has stabbed Richard Antoun, an anthropology professor, “four times with a 6-inch kitchen blade inside a campus office.”



From WHRW News:

Unconfirmed reports are coming in stating that the suspect was a foreign exchange graduate student, possibly from Egypt with difficultly obtaining grad funding, whose dissertation was to be judged by the professor.


Another Update: Background on this sort of crime here in a 2007 New York Times article.


Richard Antoun, distinguished anthropologist, has died.

Professors and students told pressconnects.com reporter George Basler that the mood in the building was one of shock and fear. “It’s scary as hell,” said Peter Knuepfer, an associate professor of geological sciences who works in Science I. “It’s another one of those things like the downtown shooting (at the American Civic Association, where 13 people were fatally shot in April). You think it happens somewhere else, but it happens here too.”

An article, in a SUNY magazine, about Antoun.


A statement from SUNY Binghamton’s president.

Margaret Soltan, December 4, 2009 3:52PM
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